Other budget categories

by Carol
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

This is fantastic information here. Very detailed and thoughtful.

How about other categories for a budget plan? How about things like Education, Giving and Play? I think it is important to continue developing and educating myself so, I have an education pot in my budget. It's for attending seminars or buying books. It is about 10% of my income.

I also think it is important for everyone to give, even if its only a few dollars. It is amazing what a few dollars in 3rd world countries can accomplish. Again, this is set at 10% of my budget.

And how about some play money? I am a saver by nature and it is hard for me to put money in this pot. It does make it easier to pay all the bills when I know there is a little bit for me to enjoy. It is planned and it is only 10%. It includes things like dinner out or a movie or a manicure.

For more of my ideas, go to Life Continues After Divorce.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Do You Think?.