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March 15th, 2010 at 01:13 pm

I think I've done this before, but just out of fun/boredom/curiosity, I decided to do it again. Below is my current budget, in percentages, and in a spiffy pie chart thanks to Create-A-Graph:



The chart only illustrates a "working budget" that I personally attend to based off of my take-home pay. In other words, it's not based on gross pay, and it does not include stuff like 401(k), taxes, Medicaid/Medicare, or anything else that is automated before take-home pay.

Also, I'm using budgeted numbers, not "real" numbers. In other words, I budget slightly more money than I typically end up using. But whatever.

When things are in percentages, it always seems kind of surprising just how "small" some expenses seem to be, because I tell you, they seem pretty massive to me when I am pulling money out to pay for it.

Another thing I should note is that while my savings rate seems high, please remember that I am expecting to lose my job in the near future. That and it's actually not that massive in actual dollars I don't think. But I'm doing what I can I suppose.

All-in-all, I'm just coasting right now, but I don't think that's a bad thing? It's moving forward, and I just need to keep going forward.

5 Responses to “Percentages”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job!

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I like your charts. I do one periodically as well. They can be fun to do. Good job on savings!

  3. paulettegoddard Says:

    do you live rentfree?

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Great job on the savings!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Nice graph BA!

    Paulette, yes he does. He's house sitting for a relative (aunt I think.)

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