December 2006 Results
Campground Fees $0.00 ($0.00 per day) - Budget $750.00
No campground fees for December as workamping volunteers at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
RV Clubs $0.00 - Budget $0.00
RV Insurance $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Propane $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Cell Phones $79.06 - Budget $81.00
Satellite Internet $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Note: Satellite internet is no longer included in our regular expenses. We now classify it as a business expense. We did pay $798 in December for 2007 service.
RV Taxes/Registration $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Satellite TV $67.95 - Budget $0.00
Had budgeted for lump sum annual payment in March, but decided to go with monthly automatic payments instead.
RV Maintenance $56.65 - Budget $50.00
Not really a maintenance item, but we purchased a new water pressure regulator. It is an adjustable regulator with an increased flow rate (within RV plumbing guidelines) to improve water pressure.
Diesel $200.00 - Budget $300.00
We didn't tow the rig at all in December. But we still drove the truck 963 miles touring The Rio Grande Valley.
Truck Maintenance $0.00 - Budget $35.00
Truck Insurance $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Truck Taxes/Registration $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Groceries & Dining Out $371.89 ($12.00 per day) - Budget $400.00
Laundry, Clothing, Hair Care $53.14 - Budget $50.00
Entertainment $67.83 ($2.19 per day) - Budget $200.00
Health, Life, Etc. $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Medical & Dental Expenses $0.00 - Budget $0.00
Miscellaneous $233.71 - Budget $100.00
Spent $130 on Christmas decorations and other stuff to decorate our site for the winter.
Totals $1,130.23 ($36.46 per day) - Budget $3,466.00.
So we were under budget $2,335.77 for December. But that's not as great as it looks.
We had budgeted $1,200 to transfer funds into our Health Savings Account. But we decided that was simply a transfer of funds and not really an expense. We actually transferred the maximum tax deductible amount allowed in 2006 a couple months ago. So in the future we will only show amounts spent out of the Health Savings Account for medical and dental expenses.
Also, I had budgeted $300 in the Miscellaneous category at the beginning of the year for the RV-Dreams.com web hosting expense. That is now included in the business expenses and not our regular living expenses.
Still, we were under budget by our campground fees and just a bit more. So we're happy! :)
For a look at January - December go to Our 2006 Actual Expenses. To see our budget click on Our 2006 Budget.
On the income side, we made $220 on our various ventures. And we had $1,608 in expenses including $800 for our 2007 satellite internet and $300 for web hosting.
Oooooo! Big loss. Wink. Oh well, at least we made a tidy little $200 profit on the year. Luckily, there's not much tax on that. :)
Our business income & expense summary statement is now available at Our 2006 Business Financial Summary page.