Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Budget Update - February, 2016

It's again a New Year!! Wow, time is flying by here in beautiful PV where we once again proved that you can live well for a very reasonable budget.

So, off we go again into this new year trying to continue to live within our income but still keeping our goal of no more than $2,000/month for our true Living Expenses. And, if we keep our total expenses to no more than $2,500/month, it leaves a good bit for our love of traveling.

January was an extremely busy month for us! Many show openings that we love to attend. Free tickets in lieu of doing some advertising work for local entertainment venues. Thank You!!

February highlight was our trip to the mountains of MX to see the Monarch Butterflies. High season is in full swing.

I also took a part time job doing media coordinating for a local organization. My time is most certainly not idle!!


Living Expenses: January February
Rent w/util  $       800  $       800
Electric  $         18  $           9
Cell Phone  $         16  $         11
Groceries  $       192  $       190
Meals Out  $       363  $       262
Drinks Only  $       197  $       116
Entertainment  $         37  $         63
Massages  $         19  $         73
Bus/Taxi  $         15  $         28
Dental Cleaning

Incidentals  $       100  $       100
TOTAL  $    1,757  $    1,652



TOTAL W/O RENT  $       957  $       852



Discr Spending:

Visas/Legal  $       220  $            -
Clothes/Shoes/Gifts  $         48  $         95
Medical/Life Ins.  $       322  $       322
Tours

Home Improve  $       203
Medical

Dental

Air Travel

Trips/Vacations
 $       877
Car Rental/Gas

Spanish Lessons

TOTAL Discr.  $       793  $    1,294



TOTAL ALL  $    2,550  $    2,946

*Meals Out: Jan. 15x; Feb 11x
*Drinks Only: Jan. 14x; Feb 10x
*Legal: Jan. Passport Renewal
*Trips/Vacations: We took a wonderful 4 day/3 night trip to see the Monarch Butterflies in the mountains of MX. This amount included transportation, hotels, meals, souvenirs, entrance fees, etc.
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