Last month my husband earned $2,243.54, and I earned $2,834.10 giving us a combined total of $5077.64, which is fantastic!  However, we had to pay $905 for my husband’s school fees from the fall semester and an additional $500 for rent on the new place for the last two week’s of December, so we really only 3672.64 available for this month.

December 2011 Budget

Laundry 30 (we have to use a coin operated washer; we air dry our clothes)

Rent 1390

Groceries 300 (since we are moving this month, we are going to try to eat from the freezer and pantry.  This amount is generous for veggies, fruits and milks)

Toiletries & Diapers 70

ComEd 40

AT & T 35

Comcast 60

Son’s school 480

Misc. 136.64

Gas/Transportation 250

My Student Loan 192

DH Student Loans 155 (the first two of his four come due this month)

Life insurance 77

Husband’s spending money 40

My spending money 40

Credit card payments 377

Tithes Private

TOTAL $3672.64

This month I brought in $2368.75 through writing/advertising/virtual assistant work. I have been hoping to make $500 a month; I figured the beginning of the year I would make less than that but by the end of the year I would be making more monthly. So far, I have exceeded that by bringing in an average of $920.70 a month. Each month it is going up, so I am encouraged, but we still have a ways to go to earn enough for our expenses.

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