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Monthly Personal and Living Expenses

Enter actual expenses for the past 4 months from your records and keep track of expenses for this and the next month. Label the months in the spaces provided at the top of the table. 

Monthly Expenses
MONTH Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount
Dwelling:

             
Rent Payment
             
House Payment
             
Property Tax
             
House Repair
             
Miscellaneous
Expenses (lawn
mowing, cleaning,
snow shoveling)
             
Homeowner’s 
Association Dues
             
Insurance

             
Furniture/Appliance
Payments
             
               
Transportation:
             
Car Payment(s)
             
Other Vehicle
Payment(s)
             
Vehicle
Upkeep/Repair
             
Fuel
             
Insurance
             
License(s)
             
Public 
Transportation
             
               
Utilities:
             
Telephone
             
Gas
             
Electricity
             
Water
             
Trash

             
Personal 

             
Groceries 

             
Dining Out 

             
Entertainment 

             
Tobacco Products 

             
Medical/Dental/
Vision Insurance 
             
Clothing 

             
Laundry/Dry
Cleaning 
             
Medical/Dental/
Vision/Hospital Exp. 
             
Prescriptions 

             
Education 

             
Credit Card Payments               
Loan Payments 

             
Pets 

             
Dues & Subscriptions 
             
Gifts 

             
Donations 

             
Travel 
             
Cable TV 

             
Personal 
Hobbies/Crafts 
             
Music 

             
Personal Assistant

             
Assistive technology
purchase, payments
& maintenance
             
Internet Access
             
Other:

             
               
               
               
               
               
               
Total              

 

Average Expenses per Month (Total 6 months) $_______________________ 

 

Sources of Income:

Sources of Income
Source Amount per Month
   
   
   
   


July 1998, 1st Revision June 1999, 2nd Revision February 2001