Friday, September 07, 2012

August Budget

August was an exciting month for the budget.  Starting August 31 and for the rest of my life, I will get a pension check on the last business day of the month.  I got sick (surprise) which led to boredom and that led to adding a dish traveller to our budget so that we now have cheap (after purchasing the equipment) entertainment.   It is also why our large expenditures this month are, well large.  After ordering the dish our internet router quit, thus the change in our Internet provider and more expenditures. I cashed in our discovercard funny money (over two years worth) to help purchase the equipment.  Here are the new figures which include a satellite Dish TV setup and a new wireless Internet device.   Also this month, I visited museums and went to the dentist and doctors repeatedly along with purchasing drugs and more drugs. Now we're sitting in Montana (note the change in fuel) writing this and life is fine!  I'm still trying to figure out how and what to include in a budget that would make sense to other people thinking of living this lifestyle.


Budget Envelope       8/1 August Expenses   Envelope         9/1
Admission Turnpike Fees/Other 60 270 40 290
Fuel 333 4279 740 3872
Car Maintenance 96 60 80 76
Campgrounds 245 3441 390 3296
Clothing 40 140 35 174
Entertainment/Movies Books 27 354 7 374
Entertainment/Dish 60 0 60 0
Entertainment/Internet 70 0 70 0
Food/Groceries 745 -11 719 760
Food/Restaurant 90 277 249 118
Cell Phone 37 83 37 83
Katz 19 25 56 -12
Large expenditures 505 420 675 250
Marco  65 12 45 32
Medical (drugs, doctors, glasses) 241 1142 466 917






Total 2633
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