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December Spending Totals

December 31st, 2008 at 12:57 am

December tracking finished. I am disappointed that the ebay sales and consequently our income took a major blow due to Christmas putting a halt on my listings around the 18th...but I was bracing for the decrease in final sales.

I am also disappointed that our eating out is up again. Actually, all our "fun" is up...I was expecting that. Some backlash from all the frugal living of the last few months. I am annoyed because I pointed out all the increased spending in our "takeout/dining", "Best buy purchases" and "vitamins" to BB and he basically brushed it off as no big deal. I see it as "we are reforming old habits that we cannot afford to maintain" and he see's it as "last month had a lot of one time events and we had to spend the money we spent."

Anyways, without further ado, our December spending:
Income $4416.00 (1,200 ebay)
Bills $997.00 (groceries waaay down)
Wants $1290.00 (way up from last months $577)
Christmas gifts $362.00 (9 people)
house buying so far $1819.00
Leaving $310.00 that went to savings

Savings was WEAK but we bought a house this month so...I'll cut myself a break.

2 Responses to “December Spending Totals”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i think you did well. i think anyone who doesn't spend more than they earn is doing well! but still, i know it's easy to beat yourself up about things, especially eating out costs. every month i look at my own totals for that particular category and go 'why????!!!!'. it's just frustrating knowing that you've spent XXX amount of money on food that is ridiculously overpriced and you probably either didn't eat all of it, or weren't hungry, or can't even remember half the stuff you bought.
    so, i know where you're coming from! Smile

  2. merch Says:

    I forgot to comment on your house. Congrats!!! Looks like a great house. I really like the detail.

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