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January Numbers

February 1st, 2009 at 11:26 am

Well I tallied up our January spending. BB has not gotten his paycheck for working at the baseball school the first 2 weeks of January so I did not include it in the numbers but assume it will be about $200.

Ebay, as expected was TERRIBLE this month for me. I did not list any items around the first of the month because I knew people were recovering from Christmas shopping. Then I had one week to list items then I shut it down in anticipation of moving. Then I listed a few items when the mortgage was delayed but could not list anything valuable as it has all been packed away.
So despite the problems I actually netted $688.00 but then I was hit with eBay fees from last months sales ($358) and spent $275 in shipping and that only left me with $55 profit for the month. Frown So I didn't even make the ebay challenge.

Anyways...even though all our normal sources of income were severely limited this month, and we only brought in about 50% of our normal incomes- we only would have been -$70 behind...but then we also spent $683 in house purchase related expenses and $425 on an unexpected vet bill (dog is now fine)...so we went into the red $1178.00. OUCH!

Without further ado...here are January's numbers:

Income: $1965 + BB's paycheck
Fixed Expenses: $1338
New house buying: $683
Vet expenses: $425
Fun: $520(Takeout $236/Video games & movies $34/Scrapbooking $165/Misc $85)
House maintenance: $20
Car maintenance: $157
Total Month spent: $3143
NSD: 6

4 Responses to “January Numbers”

  1. Koppur Says:

    Wow, $600+ in Ebay sales? Impressive! Do you buy stuff at yard sales/flea markets to sell or is that just from stuff around the house?

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I inherited a lot of high end collectible items. I sell barbie dolls, limoges, swarovski pieces, polish pottery...each item sells for $20-$90 a piece but it adds up when you sell consistently.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Your Feb numbers should be much better once you are (hopefully) all settled into your house. Smile

  4. whitestripe Says:

    yes don't worry, atleast it is only temporary Smile

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