Okay, we were under budget on a lot of items. I always like seeing that gasoline amount come in under budget, and no major car repairs.
We went over budget on Beauty/Sundries by $9.96. The main item to push me over in this category is the purchase of the Shikai lotion which I totally love. I have been trying to find a natural lotion that didn’t contain parabens and I found this one at Amazon, at a discounted price, four 8-ounce tubes for only $15.71. BTW, the shampoo is some that Mr. A bought as he does not do no-poo like me. Although I am hoping to try this Make Your Own Shampoo recipe by Mrs. Money over at Ultimate Money Blog and see if he’ll use that instead of the cheapie store brand with the endocrine disruptors and harsh detergents.
We went over on Groceries by $172.01. Here’s the breakdown on where the money was spent in my grocery categories:
The Credit Card Interest is about to drive me nuts. We have to do something to lower that.
There is no budget allocated for Office Supplies, hence the “overage” in that category.
We went over in Utilities because January is the month where we have to pay our yearly dues to the community well.
And that’s the January monthly budget report.
I hope to have February’s report available much earlier next month.