Finances: Expenses & Income of January 2017

Laura & Sasha’s Excellent Adventure Podcast

Show Notes

The show notes are actually the same as the blog post page. Yeah, it took me a little while to figure that out. So the transcript shows what everything is word for word, but what follows is just an outline of what we are going over in the podcast.

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Downloadables

There are two downloadable files, the transcript and the Open Office (.xls) spreadsheet that we talked about. There are two sheets, one shows our expenses and income and then there is a sheet for you to use for your expenses and income. You can find these two files at the end of the show notes.

Outline

  1. How to Track Expenses and Income
  2. Spreadsheet lovers UNITE!
    1. Open Office free software
    2. Using categories for RVers and want to be RVers
    3. Using end of the year graphics
  3. How the spreadsheet is set up
    1. Expenses first with the different categories each on its own line or row
      1. Food:
      2. Clothing,
      3. Shelter,
      4. Transportation,
      5. Communication,
      6. Health,
      7. Recreation,
      8. Investment Fees, and
      9. Bank Loss/Gambling/Taxes/Memberships
    2. Income
      1. Job Payments
      2. Active
      3. Passive: Payments from Amazon Affiliates, Google & YouTube videos, PayPal & Affiliate Marketing
      4. Reimbursements,
      5. Gifts
      6. & Investment income
  4. Until next time

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In January 2017
Expenses $2,432.21 Income $319.58

Food Category Total: $545.76

  • Food & Household: $369.28
  • Provisions: 0
  • Farmer’s Market: $59.49
  • Meals to Go: $116.99

Clothing Category Total: $6.93 For Sasha only

Shelter Category Total: $777.46

  • Campgrounds $732
  • Electricity $14.34
  • Maintenance: $8.75
  • Upgrades: $22.36
  • Did not have to pay for Registration or Insurance this month: $0

Transportation Category Total $68.68

  • Tow Vehicle Diesel: $68.68
  • Gas Vehicle (Motorcycle): $0
  • Insurance and Registration are in June and December: $0
  • Other Subcategories would include Maintenance and Upgrades of the Truck & Motorcycle, Taxis, Tolls, Roadside Assistance, etc.: $0

Communication Category Total: $242.81

  • Cell Phones: $117.37
  • Internet: $30.08
  • Postage: $0
  • Mail Service: $0
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud: $9.99
  • Hardware: $85.37
  • Web Hosting: $0
  • Domain Names: $0

Health Category Total: $143.51

  • Health Insurance: $143.51
  • Dental: $0
  • Doctors: $0
  • Meds: $0
  • Eyeglasses and exams: $0

Recreation Category Total: $8.16

  • Books: $7.16
  • Newspaper subscription online: $1.00
  • Fun Stuff: $0
  • Charity: $0
  • Gifts: $0

Real Estate Investment Category Total: $630.90

  • HOA Fees: $630
  • Electricity: $8.90

Bank Charges Category Total: $0

  • Bank Charges: $0
  • Losses: $0
  • Taxes: $0
  • Memberships: $0

Total Expenses: $2,432.31

Total Income for January 2017: $319.58

  1. Income in many different categories
    1. Job Income: $0
    2. Active: Selling Stuff on Amazon, EBay, Craigslist: $0
    3. Passive Income: Adsense, YouTube, Amazon Affiliate & Other Affiliates: $0
    4. Reimbursements: $14.69
    5. Gifts: $263.20
    6. Interest accounts: $41.69
    7. Real Estate Income: $0

 

January 2017 Expenses $2,432.21 Income $319.58 = -2,112.73 

Sigh, money came out of savings. But at least we were planning for it.

Download the transcript so you can see WHY we bought what we did, and the Spreadsheet so that you can put in your expenses and income for 2018.

Spreadsheet for January

Transcript

 

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