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Tuesday, March 3

My Frugal Miser - February Expenses: $2,384

I set a goal to spend $1,250 per month in 2015, excluding home repairs and vacations.  After taking out the $684 I spent on those two categories, I spent $1,700 in February.

Once again, owning a car kept me from my goal.  In fact, half of my spending last month went to my car, thanks to an unexpected repair.

I did well in a few key categories.  I need to spend less than $270/mo on food; I spent $230.  Utilities were low because I did not have a water bill and the power bill arrived after the month ended.  I prepaid my health insurance for February when I switched to a new plan.

March is going to be tough as well.  I had to have a tooth extracted, which alone will take up half my monthly budget.

February Expenses:  $2,384

$1,206 Auto ($4 for gas, $640 for depreciation, $535 for repair, $27 for new headlight bulbs)
$37 Bank Fees
$0 Clothing
$0 Computer
$107 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$230 Food
$6 Gifts Given
$441 Household/Housing/Home Repair
$0 Home Insurance
$24 Health and Dental Insurance
$0 Investment Expenses
$0 Medical/Dental
$0 Miscellaneous
$10 Personal Care
$0 Subscriptions
$0 Taxes
$48 Utilities
$274 Vacation and Recreation

February Expenses, Excluding Vacation and Home Repairs:  $1,700

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