All this poking around with the unemployment budgets got me thinking about our monthly budget. Maybe its like Spring cleaning for the wallet or something.
The first time that I wrote out our budget and put it online was Jan. 5 2009. I'm so glad that a lot has changed.
1296.00 House payment(bi-weekly) so we save $324 a week
122.00 Car Insurance
183.00 Nicor and Comed
25.00 Home phone
135.00 2nd mortgage with a little extra
280.00 gas for all three cars
480.00 groceries for the month 120.00 a week
75.00 Den smokes
70.00 garbage and water
24.00 synthroid and iron pills for me
And the new and pretty budget is
1244 house payment
190 car insurance
175 electric and gas
95 garbage and water
400 gas for cars
We have gotten rid of the satellite, the second mortgage, and the home phone. Unfortunately, other bills have gone up. Den is still smoking. He quit and then went back to it. We almost got a divorce over it-literally. I let it go and plan to fart in his oxygen tube when he gets older and can't breath. I'm not dragging his sorry ass around and he knows it. His cigerettes come out of his allowance. That helped end the fighting. Well for now.
I do feel better though about our budget overall. We have more wiggle room and we only owe on the house. I'm proud of that. We also can save a small amount every week. Well we can save a small amount if any problems don't arise. More problems arise than I like to talk about.