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Review of My Daily Living Allowance for March 2010

April 2nd, 2010 at 08:55 pm


Itís time to review my daily living allowance for last monthís budget.

These are the categories for this challenge.

Items===Approx Budget===Spent

Eating out===$35.00=====$72.35
Groceries===$135.50 ==== $76.61
Non-Food===$17.00= ====$19.64
Clothes ====$35.00=====$5.00
Grooming===$15.00=====$18.00
Gas======$25.00==== ==$65.50
Pets====== $50.00=== ==$26.61
HH items===$42.50======$77.50
Fares== ====$9.00 =====$26.60
Entrainments= $12.00 =====$23.07
Garden =====$10.00
Gifts & Donations =$35.00
Medical =====$15.00=====$38.15
Misc ======$9.00
Personal Allowance =$85.00 ==$67.20

Budgeted for this period $530 spent $515.72

No Spending days over the 28 days = 10 days in total.

I didnít bank any Money this month owing to paying my credit card off in full after buying the security doors $1600 worth now to replace my emergency fund over next few months by cutting back on the above where I can.

I have had a few blowouts in some of listed items but overall still came under budget just. All my bills are paid and up to date. All smoke detectors have to have new batteries along with some other batteries so the HH items budget was a little bigger than usual. Personal allowance was mainly books and only one was new. One was a collectorís item a craft book printed in 1918 on stencilling on clothes of all things. As for eating out I did dine out a few times this month and gas I was driving a lot in March too!

5 Responses to “Review of My Daily Living Allowance for March 2010”

  1. Homebody Says:

    After an excellent month in February, we overspent our monthly totals by about $280.00, but that was in all categories including utilities, etc. You did a good job staying within total budget!

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Thanks for posting this, Tightwad Kitty. I always love to see how you are making it in a pensioners world.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I like your blog, too. Yours is a good example of no-drama, wise way of living. Smile ....I'm thinking of what old stencilled clothes I may have seen. Lederhosen, I think?

  4. Aubergine Says:

    Very impressive!

  5. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    All my fixed bills are covered with allotment of $300 per pension. The balance is my daily living allowance and savings. We got a pension rise this week of $30 so now it's $693.93 per pension or if you like in weekly terms that's $346.96 to live off in total per week. We do get low cost medical from GP's and prescriptions and if you read my early posts (2006) you see some of the discounts too!

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