I’ve been asked to reveal my actual monthly budget numbers. I was reluctant at first and then realized it may be a learning experience and I should see if I am normal in my expectations of my money.
No, I am not going to reveal my housing costs. Asking a San Diegan to reveal her mortgage payment is like asking a New York housewife to reveal her age. The only thing likely to happen is a giant string of lies.
I’m also not going to reveal our charitable giving amounts. What we decide to give is a very personal decision and it’s not an amount I’m willing to change just to pay more on bills.
Cell Phones: $100
Clothing/House Repairs/Animal Care/Spending Money: $200
All remaining money is used to pay our mortgage, our credit card, our student loans, and my husband’s truck.
So. Am I normal by the numbers? What does your budget look like?