Reduce Spending; The Game Plan

The last 4 months of 2010 I became fairly proficient at sticking to a budget, and as a result have decided to make an active effort at sticking reducing the amount of money I am spending.

Food & Dinning – $150

Savings – $100

Gas and Car Needs – $75

Shopping – $60

Entertainment – $40

Pet Supplies – $35

Personal Care – $20

Gifts – $20

I have chosen to omit my larger costs, such as rent, car payments and health care costs from this list.  Also this budget has the potential to be changed should my pet cat become ill and need an expensive treatment, or if I need car repairs.  Additionally the goal of this budget is an effort to increase my savings, and by relation my emergency fund.