"Secret skimping is out, like false bosoms." - Marjorie Hillis, Orchids on Your Budget, 1937.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Budget

I did some budget tinkering, and this is what I'd like to shoot for:

Housing: $850
Medicine: $200 (cc)
Food: $200 (cc)
Internet: $25 (cc)
Misc: $150 (cc)
Loan: $200
Total Expenses: $1625

Clothing purchases: $40
Doctor/Dentist: $75
Future Fund: $100
Emergency Fund: $400
Checking Cushion: $100
Roth IRA: $200
Total Savings: $915

Total/mo: $2540

cc= Charged to credit card. The point being that I'm trying to keep my credit card bill under $600 a month, if at all possible, and these are the items I charge.

Any amount left in my checking cushion at the end of the month will be divided and saved as I see fit. Same with any ebay sales. Although I imagine that the majority will go into the Future Fund, as I now have a wedding to plan... ... ... because I got engaged this past weekend!!!

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