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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January Spending

January went by wayyy to fast!! D had his identity stolen and got his Jeep fixed after hitting a deer in December. That guy has bad luck! We hung our curtains. I met up with an old friend that moved back to town. 

Rent (19%) ACTUAL: 18%
Hydro (3%) 0% Bill hasn't come in yet!
Internet (3%) 12% Insane I know!! This was 2 months and we went over our limit.
Laundry (2%) 3% Ugh, hate this expense
Car and Gas (11%) ACTUAL: 5% New windshield wiper
Phone (3%) ACTUAL: 4%
Food (8%) ACTUAL: 9%
Restaurant (3%) ACTUAL: 0% I bought one thing this whole month :) It was so inexpensive it doesn't show up as a percent.
Personal/Medical (4%) ACTUAL 7% Medicine, thermometer
Clothing (5%) ACTUAL: 0% Yay!
Gifts (5%) ACTUAL 0% Woo!
Education (2%) ACTUAL 0%
Entertainment (3%) ACTUAL 3%
Everything Else (5%) ACTUAL: 16% This was mostly curtains! I love the way our place looks now. Also bought a couple of CDs, and a paper towel holder. 

TOTAL (73%) ACTUAL 73% I had money left over from December so it's not actually going to hurt me! Although it's more than I thought I would spend this month!

TFSA (15%) ACTUAL: 49%
Christmas (3%) ACTUAL: 19%
Camera (3%) ACTUAL: 12%
RRSP (5%) ACTUAL: 12%
Travel Fund (3%) ACTUAL: 6%

TOTAL (28%) ACTUAL 98% Yes you read that right. I had money left over from December though. I also went a little over this month, hardly though. I am VERY happy with the amount I was able to save though!!

February will be an okay month I think. Hopefully teaching picks up more. Same with the shifts I have at the restaurant. February is a busy month, D has a hockey tournament I am excited to watch, I am visiting my roommate in Toronto to go bridesmaid dress shopping, I am taking an ASL course. It is going to fly by just like January! 


  1. I've never done it in percents before. It's a very interesting way to frame it. An important way, I think.

  2. ahh he has bad luck! I hope everything goes smoothly from now

  3. Yay for saving. Sorry about D's bad luck this month, that's truly unfortunate. I'm sure things will get better for him. Curtains are so expensive! We were looking at some this past weekend and we decided not to get new ones because we were being really cheap.

  4. I actually got my curtains from Giant Tiger, rods too. I paid between $10-15 each. They are JUST as good as the expensive ones I bought, I think they are actually better looking! With 6 windows though it still adds up.

  5. But he must have some good luck considering that he has you!

  6. You're the only person I know that had money left over from December!!

    I entered January at a deficit, and then I spent a lot. February is a time of austerity lol