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20 Things You Are Forgetting to Put In Your Budget

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Are you trying to stick with a budget but finding that there are unexpected expenses creeping up every month? Check out this list for 20 Things You May Be Forgetting to Put in Your Budget.

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5 Comments

  • Challice says:

    Well that just gave me a boost in confidence, I haven’t forgotten any of those!

  • Jessica says:

    School activities. My kid just needed $$ field trip money.
    Teacher gifts.
    Postage stamps.
    Greeting cards (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sympathy…)
    Batteries.
    Replacement cords for electronics.
    AC / Furnace filters.
    Ant traps / mouse traps / flea collars
    Car washes
    I could go on and on!

  • Kelly Cox says:

    We save every receipt and enter the amounts into our spreadsheet. Once I see that I keep having to “fit” something somewhere so I can enter it, I ask my super techy husband to create a new category. I think budgets are awesome and save people money! So if need be, add in something or set up a category that will make sense. Budgeting is worth it.

  • Joan says:

    We added an electronics fund as well to save toward replacing phones, computers, etc.

  • Emily says:

    Here’s another: Printer ink. Especially ink-jet ink. I include mine in the education expenses.

    Another one I find I have no “good” place for in the budget: annual landscaping costs such as mulch, new plants, replacement tools such as shovels, etc. We buy so much mulch our annual mulch expense is over $100.

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