Call me crazy, but I think it is fun to compare monthly fixed bills. By “montly fixed bills,” I am referring to the bills for the staples of a household. Usually they are fixed from month-to-month (although the amount may vary based on useage). Anyway, I did a post similar to this last summer but now I wanted to update for the entire 2006 year. Here’s what we spent last year on this portion of our budget:
My phone bill just keeps going up. It is now nearly $50 per month, which seems crazy to me. That doesn’t even include my cell phone bill, which is on my business account. I was going to switch to cable phone service but didn’t because the line closest to my modem is my business line and not my home line.
The cable/internet bill doubled because I FINALLY added digital cable TV.
The rest of the bills stayed fairly consistent except for seasonal changes.
Next we’ll look at property taxes and homeowner’s insurance. That should be loads of fun!