Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Cost of Living, our budget
Every once in a while I share with my readers what our budget is since I get a few emails each week asking about it. I have no problem with sharing what we spend a month.
In summer we run two window unit air conditioners so our electric bill is high in summer but other than that, things stay pretty consistent for us.
all properties $200
electric $175 in summer $60 in winter
phones, tv and
car insurance $120
gas for autos $120
wood for heat $60 this has doubled since last year when our old supplier retired.
upkeep for cars $50
total of $1775.00
as you can see we could cut out the cell phone and cable tv and save a lot but we have no need to cut our budget any at this time.
So we could easily live on Emery social security when the time comes and do just fine.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...