January Expenses $806.66

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for January.

Household $406.98
Transportation $10.95
Food $37.23
Entertainment $74.46
Debt/Education $173.06
Phone $34.27
Medical/Dental $69.71
Total $806.66

I’m happy with this total. It puts me on track to have my expenses below $10,000 for the year. This month’s total should be about the same. I’ll probably spend a little more in the household and entertainment categories and less in the education category.

4 thoughts on “January Expenses $806.66”

  1. We need an update on riding the bus. Is it working out now?
    Do you think that you would be able to live permanently below $10,000 a year?
    If you can you may actually be able to completely support yourself blogging(in the near future)and that would be amazing!!!!

  2. I would also love to know how you spent only $37 last month for food? Your girlfriend must contribute at least half to that part of the budget, but $74 is still an extremely low amount for one month for two people.

  3. Passive Dad and Diana- I get this question almost every month. I suppose I should always have an explanation in the post. I pay my girlfriend a set amount each month towards our household expenses and that includes groceries. The food total is only for lunches I buy myself or any snacks or groceries I buy. Restaurant food that I buy as part of a date I include in the entertainment category.

    When I lived on my own I usually spent about $100 a month on food including meals out.

    SonyaAnn- The bus is still working out well. I have to admit that if I wasn’t able to occasionally borrow my GF’s car or get a ride from her that going without a car would be a much bigger hassle. I can foresee myself living on $10,000 a year indefinitely accounting for inflation. Once I start making more money though I might change my mind and start spending more money. I do have a goal of my blogging income being enough to cover all my expenses although I don’t plan on blogging being my only source of income.


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