Finances

 $537/month from Social Security

I am now getting $537 Social Security. Last year it was $514. With that increase I decided to get more auto insurance. The cost went up from $720/ year to $895.95. That messed up all the numbers, so I had to refigure the coming year’s budget.

I was able to increase groceries to $122.50/ month from $120, entertainment to $32.50 from $30/month, even after accounting for the insurance jump. Sweet.

To pay for the blog I am thinking about putting on a PayPal donation button. Maybe next year. This year I am using Christmas money.

item 2017/yr 2017/mo
laundry, showers, camping $540.00 $45.00
gasoline $1,824.00 $152.00
groceries $1,470.00 $122.50
vehicle insurance $896.00 $74.67
truck repairs, maint. $300.00 $25.00
mail forwarding $240.00 $20.00
entertainment $390.00 $32.50
totals $5,660.00 $471.67
savings $784.00 $65.33
total money $6,444.00 $537.00
savings $844.00 $70.33
new tires $250.00
new battery $40.00
emergencies, clothing $454.00