31 days to financial independence: Trimming your spending – education and miscellany

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Here’s the “average American family budget” that we’re looking at, along with links back to the earlier entries on those specific areas: Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602Insurance (including things like pensions) – $5,528Debt Payments – $5,252Healthcare – $3,631Entertainment – $2,564 Cash Contributions – $1,834Apparel and Services – $1,604

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31 days to financial independence (day 15): Trimming your spending – apparel and services

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

Here’s the “average American family budget” that we’re looking at: Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602Insurance (including things like pensions) – $5,528Debt Payments – $5,252Healthcare – $3,631Entertainment – $2,564 Cash Contributions – $1,834 Apparel and Services – $1,604 Education – $1,138 Vices – $775 Miscellaneous – $664 Personal Care

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31 days to financial independence (day 14): Trimming your spending – entertainment

Trent Hamm •
The Simple Dollar

  Last time, we continued looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that category. Here’s the “average American family budget” Housing – $10,080Transportation – $9,004 Taxes – $7,432Utilities – $7,068Food – $6,602Insurance (including things like pensions) – $5,528Debt Payments

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