Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Spending Updates - Can you believe it is already March 8th?

Two posts within an hour... this has got to be a record for me! Here are some spending updates for the start of March:

Mortgage Payment = $880.79
When I built my house I put 30% down and got a really low interest rate, so I feel pretty comfortable with my monthly payments. My payment includes my property taxes, but not insurance as I pay that separately through my insurance company. I do try to pay a little extra towards my payments when I can.

Money Market Contribution = $125
I have a higher interest money market account through my stock broker. Basically, I use this account as my 'long term emergency only' savings account. Periodically I will also use it if I want to purchase a stock or other investment. I contribute $125 monthly to this account. It is automatically deducted so I can't "forget" to do it and go shopping instead. :)

IRA Contribution = $200
I contribute $200 monthly to my IRA account, which is automatically deducted.

Gas (Heat) Bill = $51.00
I am now on budgeted billing so this is the same every month.

Phone Bill = $30.33
Still wish I had the guts to cut my land line....

Hair Cut - $54.00

Petsmart - $40.96
Got a bag of cat food, two bags of dog food, and a bag of dog treats (and used several coupons).

Gas - $52.81
Gas was #3.49 a gallon when I did that fill-up.

Social Event - $20
Went to a social event with a group of people from work; the cost was $20 but at least it included food!


  1. I,ve now managed to catch up on all your posts, and I continue to be blown away by how well you are eating and saving money, keep it up you show people like me how it,s done......

  2. You do very well and did well with groceries too. Good job. I am trying but, still cannot do ,as well as, you but, I try try try again. Take care.