Mortgage - Successfully doubled-up
Retirement/Emergency Savings - On Track
Housing Taxes/Insurance – Taxes have been increased based on my predictions for next year’s bill. Insurance is on Track
Travel – No longer saving, has been rerouted to mortgage payment
Health Insurance – Spent – but need to claim last round of meds
Bus Pass - Spent
Car Savings – Will have enough come August first
Bills waiting to be paid
Cell Phone/Internet - Bills have not yet arrived, had to use my extra to pay for increased internet usage when my room mate was here.
Financial Planning - $14.32.
Utilities – $264.28 at my current rate I should set enough aside during the winter to pay for the spike in costs. The utility company offers to do a similar thing, but it’s cheaper to average it myself.
House Maintenance - Savings are up to $1,772.13. I’m slowly learning the value of small and constant maintenance.
Big Ticket Items - $485.18 in savings.
Train - $51.71 still there. Spent some last week so I can go see my folks. = D
Other Transportation - $90.70 set aside, mostly because people have been offering rides or lending me their car when I’m out past the time that busses run.
Food - $172.71 left. I’ve only gone shopping once this month so far.
Miscellaneous - $20.59
Entertainment - $15.44. I’ve been buying books from the local library at 2 bucks a pop, it’s great and cheap.
Social/Sports - $40, savings are going to stop here until I actually start spending some of it.
Clothes - $70
Gifts - $48.40.
Life is steadying out, and along with it so are the finances. That said I wouldn't want you guys to get bored so FYI my finances should become a tad more challenging come September when I start my Masters since my full time pay check may decrease and I may pick up short term stints as a teaching assistant or research assistant.