Now, I can’t get my pie chart to convert into a jpeg — but this morning as I was balancing my checkbook (and yes, I do get up early every Saturday AM to balance my checkbook in peace before the fam kills me) I got to see a pie chart of all of our expenses… it was definately an eye-opener. I’m gonna give you the percents we spend on our top 10 items (for this year to date):
- Mortgage (shocking) 43.81% (gasp all you want — but it’s just part of living here)
- Tithing 10.81% (we pay 10% of our increase to the church, but this also includes money we give the church for humanitarian efforts, etc)
- Drew 9.08% (trombone — yes the trombone has taken almost as much money as tithing this year)
- Household expenses 6.48% (this is basically the costco trips plus house repairs/etc. — I must admit this is a bit of a dump category)
- Auto 5.82% (gas, insurance etc. — somehow this doesn’t include our car payment — or it’d be bigger)
- Utilities 4.40% (doesn’t include cell phone bills — but it is cable, heat, water — etc.)
- Groceries 3.51% (O.M.G — this was a HUGE shocker to me)
- Trip 3.28% (again, just a little less than my grocery cost — and this year had a LOT of trips — and was very fun)
- Going Out 1.8% (my vice — love the food this area has to offer)
- Clothing 1.24% (did anyone see my cute new 10$ jacket from Kohls).
Anyway — this was a big eye opener. I’m not sure how exact it all is — but I think it’s pretty close. I think it’s something you all should take a gander at — I hadn’t really ever taken a look at the pretty pie chart Quicken has to offer.
Like This Post?
Stay in touch with Pulling Curls by signing up for our newsletter. Get JUST the information you want, sent direct to you!