After a month of shopping and eating, the time has finally arrived to tally up the staggering expenses. This is also a good month for income, as there are three Friday paydays.
Incoming (all figures are after-tax):
$483 car payment, gasoline, tolls, parking
$101 cable, broadband, phone
$40 cell phone
$275 student loan payment
$80 cash withdrawal
$153 dining out
$106 contacts, medicine
$457 leisure - Christmas gift shopping
$122 company store - Christmas gift shopping
$34 post office - shipping those gifts
$19 train rides to/from airport
$483 plane tickets to Houston
* December is unusually due to the higher income and expenses (now every month has its reason to be unusual).
* About $600 was spent on Christmas presents. Mostly for parents and myself :-)
* About $500 was spent on Christmas travel, including plane tickets and train tickets. For some reason, travel this time costs more than before. I guess plane tickets have been going up.
* The extra money left over will be most likely going toward credit card loans.