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In my comments, my awesome real estate agent Robby Leviton dropped a link to a sweet-tastic infographic put on by Intuit. It was posted about a year ago, but the details are still relevant. I wasn’t surprised in the slightest that the largest expenses were food and entertainment. Now, I am all for gettin’ my food on and catching a good flick, but there are thousands of dollars in potential savings here. I like that they, too, are trying to remove the word “budgeting” from the list of household swear words, as that has been my goal from the beginning as well. So let’s check out what a household budget can do for YOU!
Now, I’ve done a few of the things suggested here, but definitely have some room for improvement. I have a few bulbs I can replace, and my air conditioner looks like it’s been sitting outside for two decades (oh wait…it has…). I also can insulate my water heater that I installed, and we are starting a garden this year. That’s a potential savings of $680 per year! So, how much can YOU save based on this graphic?
And if you want to really capture these savings, download my family budget spreadsheet and get started today!