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Review of My Daily Living Allowance for February & March

April 7th, 2009 at 08:38 pm

Well I thought I better start again with blog. It's back to basic for now.

Time to review my daily living allowance for the next two months of my 2009 budget.

First I would like to say that I dont work on a calendar months as my budget always starts a few weeks before Christmas as I am procrastinator if I dont do it then it will take months for me to getting done if at all. I am working on it.

I am hoping to cut over $1000 from it over the year on what I spent last year or better. Its all those little items included that mount up. As this the area that I do have some control over in my spending.

First number is what I have averaging amount budgeted for these two months; second figure is what I have spent. The figures in brackets are the area and amount spent with the stimulus package see below.

Eating out= $67==$80.46
Groceries=$271.00= = $94.56
Non-Food=$33.00= =$7.10
Clothes =$67.00==$181.93
Gas=$50.00 ==$18.25
Pets= $98.00 ==$52.87
HH items=$83.00==$91.14
Fares= $17.00 == $25.00
Entrainments= $25.00 == $99
Garden =$17.00==$141.66
Gifts & Donations =$67.00= =$75
Medical Prescription =$30==$101.29
Misc =$17.00 ==$10.63
Personal Allowance =$168.00 ==$87.19

$1045 = $1045 to spend over this period, spent $1083.08 came over by $38.08. In this period I budgeted to spend a little more of my $1400 Stimulus package over these two months as I didn’t get any in the second around of Stimulus package that is being paid now. So what did I buy; a DVD player that I found for $99 saving of $30, Garden blower & cord $141 which was needed for my garden, some more clothes & shoes for next summer at the summer marked down sales $181.93== $421.93

Spending was as normal over this period but still cutting back on grocery & pet food over these months. My medical expenses are going up owing to a current medical condition.

I had 28 days of no spending days over this period.

4 Responses to “Review of My Daily Living Allowance for February & March”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i had wondered where my fellow aussie blogger had gotten to! (i had dearly hoped you weren't affected by the bushfires because that was your last post!) luckily none of my family down there were as well.
    well done on making wise choices with your stimulus package - i should be getting mine some time this week. i have not gotten any of the other ones so i am kind of looking forward to it - i am going to do the same as you and just use it for things i have needed but have been putting off for a long time. glad to see you are back, and well done on 28 days of NSD!

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Thanks I was spending too much time on the computer so I cut back somewhat. No I am not in the bushfire zone I would think more closer to you than that.

    I did not get affected by Cyclone Hamish but close enough.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    oh ok. somehow i thought you were in vic but i must have that mixed up hehe! we just got a lot of wind and rain from hamish on the sunshine coast. Smile but glad to hear you are doing well.

  4. Analise Says:

    Glad you're back to blogging, Kitty. I was concerned that perhaps you were ill.

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