Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Thinking ahead for 2012
Move House - £ ????????????? Save as much as possible
Senior School - Budgeted £400 for the uniform and other unforeseen costs. Hope to have some left over :-)
Daughters School Trip £200 - They haven't decided the exact cost but last year was £160
Car Tax - £225 - A necessary evil :-(
New Laptop - £300 - Ours is old now and slowly dying. I don't think it will last much longer
Devon - £200 - We have been invited to stay in the summer so although we won't have to pay for accommodation, we will have to budget for petrol and other costs.
So far the fixed costs have totalled £1325. It's quite scary when you stop and think about the costs you will have to pay out. This is on top of utilities, food and other monthly outgoings. I am going to show my daughter the list, I wouldn't normally show her the normal list of outgoings, but I think that it will be good for her to see how much these things cost and to picture visually the financial outlay incurred. A lot of children think that the cashpoint 'gives' you the money, if only !!