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Do You Budget For These 60 Things?

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Do You Budget For These 60 Things?

Whether you call it a budget, savings strategy or spending plan, keeping track of what you spend money on throughout the month and year is an essential part to gaining and keeping financial security.

While not all of these items will be relevant to every budget, they are likely to help jog your memory of things you do spend on or want to contribute to on a regular basis.

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Contributions

  • Tithing
  • Donating to specific charities, such as:
    • Special Olympics
    • March of Dimes
    • St. Jude's Research Hospital
  • Campaign Funds
  • Educational Institutes
  • Endowments
  • Trusts
  • Grants
  • Retirement Funds
  • Maintenance

  • House Maintenance, such as:
    • Yard cleanup
    • Gardening
    • Paint
    • Hardware Repair/Replacing
    • Air Filters
    • Water Filters
    • Carpet Cleaning
    • Pest Control
  • Car Maintenance, such as:
    • 10,000 Mile Checks
    • Oil Changes
    • Tire Rotations
    • Tire Changes
    • Registration
    • Inspection
    • Air Filters

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    Source: From Millennial To Millionaire

    Fees

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Labor Union Dues
  • AARP Memberships
  • AAA Membership or Other Roadside Assistance
  • Other Memberships
  • Bank Account Fees
  • Kids' sporting fees
  • Organizations
  • Neighborhood Dues
  • Gyms
  • Subscriptions

  • Streaming Services, like:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu
    • Amazon Prime
  • Magazines, Trade Journals
  • Cable Packages
  • Healthcare

  • Prescriptions
  • Vitamins
  • Copays
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss
  • Medical Devices, such as diabetic testing strips
  • Glasses
  • Contacts
  • Pets

  • Vet bills
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Grooming
  • Boarding
  • Training
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    Source: Saving Is Sexy

    Guests

  • Extra Food Costs
  • Extra Utilities Spent
  • Extra Entertainment Costs
  • Extra Gas Expenses
  • Holidays

  • Decorations
  • Presents
  • Extra Food
  • Candy/Treats
  • Extra Gas
  • Birthday Cards/Gifts
  • Ex-Vacation Trips

  • Wedding Attendances
  • Funerals
  • Sporting Events
  • Other Miscellaneous Items

  • Hair Cuts
  • Babysitters
  • Field-Trip Costs
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