Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Budget 1/05 - 1/18

A new year means a fresh budgeting slate. You may have noticed I took a little hiatus from regular budgeting towards the end of the year. But as the saying goes, "when you fail to plan, you plan to fail." So here's me getting back on track,

Starting Balance - $1252 - even though I opened a Flex Spending Account and my federal taxes went up, my paycheck is only $5 less because the feds (for some illogical reason) decided to take less money out for Social Security.

Sallie Mae - 407
Defaulted Student Loan - 260
Sprint - 74
Credit Card - 200
Health - 85
Charity* - 50
Gym** - 33
Misc. - 148

*My first charity of 2011 will be announced soon!

**I'm rejoining the gym. Call me a Resolution Maker. Just don't call me unmotivated to get fit!


Amy said...

The recent tax bill passed at the end of the year is the reason your ssi contribution went down. Everyone is getting a little "raise" for the next two years.

DH said...

The raise is certainly nice... but will end up costing all of us a fortune in the long run. Social security insolvency here we come!

Nicole said...

Congrats on rejoining the gym! Just like budgeting, in fitness consistency is key. I always found that having a membership kept me motivated b/c I didn't want to waste my monthly payment not using it. Good luck ;)