Spending Statistics for August, 2007

by Vinaya HS on August 1, 2007

in Finance

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Highlights:

  • Overall expenses down 10.80% compared to June, 2007 and continues a declining trend (see figure titled “Expenses: 7-month Trend”).

  • July, 2007 was the first month where I tried adhering to a budget. The overall result is quite positive: I spent 4.09% less than my estimated budget. I think that’s one small step in the right direction. Individual budget items went haywire though. Something to think about this month.

  • EMIs continue to be a pain in the neck. If God were to grant me one wish, I would wish for an EMI-free life.
  • For August, 2007, I am sticking with the same total budget but with different allocations to individual expense items.

  • I am still not comfortable providing absolute values. I’ll stick with the percentages for now.








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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kishore August 2, 2007 at 1:12 PM

Nice way of tracking your expenses.. I’m curious to know how do you generate these things!

Any clues?

Thanks.

Vinaya HS August 5, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Office 2007. :-)

Vinaya HS August 5, 2007 at 1:38 PM

In particular, Excel 2007. It has some amazing charting features.

Minal August 18, 2007 at 11:39 AM

oops. the expense on EMI’s seems huge
For what all have you taken loans? Car must be through by now. It’s been two years now. right?

Littilgurl September 3, 2007 at 6:34 PM

I’m impressed! Keep up the good work dost! Though I don’t see the “mobile bills feature” a couple of sms’s to me wont kill u huh!

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