Sunday, 26 December 2010


I know it's a bit too early to wish you all Happy New year


I did take some time this afternoon to put together our household budget for 2011.

Here are the main points:

1. With E now not in university for most of next year, I will be able to save the money we were paying for his rent - 330€
2. My Tax Habitation will be reduced this year - the difference will go into savings
3. My housekeeping will stay at 300€ per month. This was reasonably easy to manage for the last 4 months providing I menu plan properly each week and make lunch to take to work every day.
4. I only have 3 big bills that are not on DD, the house insurance and both cars insurance, so I will put money into a different account each month to pay for these when they arrive.

My objective is to save as much as possible this year

Have you done your budget for 2011 yet?


legend in his own lunchtime said...

We will start the year in Negative equity on account of our roof. I'll have to start selling clothes pegs to the gypsies

John Gray said...

if i look at my bills i feel sick

Diane said...

Not yet, but stashing away savings has to be a priority here. xxxx

Absinthe Fairy said...

I must must must start to consider next year's budget. soon. very soon. possibly tomorrow. maybe not. But soon.

Victoria said...

I'm on John's team...just the thought of them makes me ill.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Will put it on my to do list:)