Sunday, September 14, 2008

Property Tax Bills Arrive, Time To Re-Balance The Budget

Well, I just posted my nice little $700 budget and then I got my property tax bills. These are the bills for the 2 pieces of vacant land that my RV is sitting on. Last year the total was $811.47, this year $936.07. Dividing by 12 months that's a $10/month increase.

Now, I know that I am paying an additional $120 that wasn't in my budget last year but I have enough cushion in my savings to pay for it. I just add $10/month starting now to my budget. I had to subtract it from my misc. fund. That means I have $10 less a month to buy stuff I want...like food :) But really, I just see it as more of a challenge. Groceries are the one area where I often splurge, like for ice cream and cookies. I could do more baking for myself but I just don't do it. Now maybe I'll start.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you could take it from that $28/month mad money you have!!!

Daizy said...

Not my mad money!!!! Then I would be forced to sell more stuff on ebay...oh wait, that's what I am supposed to be doing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, wasn't that on your weekend chore list?

Daizy said...

Yes, you are correct! I listed 5 more Nascar diecast cars yesterday. I have much more to list but this is a start at least.

Lizzie said...

Well done for starting. I have a housefull of rubbish but I just dont do it.

over the cubicle wall said...

Right there with with. Just got my Home Owners Insurance bill. It went up $5 a month. I guess that makes me only half way right there with you.

Daizy said...

But lizzie, you re-decorated a whole room in your house. I think that makes you well ahead of me.

overthecubiclewall- Don't worry, maybe next year they will go up some more. Wouldn't want you to fall behind.