Category Archives: Ongoing expenses

Ongoing Expenses: Shopping Cheaply Part (3)

shoping cheaplyNot only do you want to be able to hunt down a good bargain and save yourself some cash, but you also want to stop yourself from being ripped off at the same time. All you have to do is be a smart shopper. When you are shopping keep your eyes open for advertising that is wrong or misleading, and keep in mind that if an offer appears too good to be true, it probably is.

Ongoing Expenses: Other Costs

others costThere are very few other expenses that you face as a household. But if you decide that you are going to hire a cleaner or a gardener, you need to make sure you budget for these expenses or maybe create a kitty solely for that purpose. Other than that, the only items you have to budget for are those that you purchase on an individual basis—like clothes, shoes, CDs, presents and holidays.

Ongoing expenses: Services and Food

food and serviceIn almost all cases, your electricity, water, gas and telephone bills are evenly split between everyone who lives in the house. But if one particular person uses a lot more of one particular service, they are obviously expected to pay extra. For example, if one of your flat- mates calls their best friend in Canada every second day, the phone bill is going to skyrocket—and it is that person’s individual responsibility to pay for the extra expense.