Hi, I am trying to keep track of my spending each month, but some expenses I am not sure how to categorize. I don't want to many sub-categories, but, for instance, would kennel expenses when we are travelling count as a travel expense or a pet expense? and on that same note would meals eaten out when on vacation count as an eat-out expense or a travel expense? Thanks in advance.
Heather - Wife , Mommy & Health & Wellness Educator, Speaker & Consultant
Dairy, soy & corn free with limited gluten... yes, really. And journeying towards peace. Blogging about both.
Let me guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices...
I would count it as a travel expense. You wouldn't need the kennel if you weren't going on vacation.
Now the food is tricky. Because you won't be buying food at home. I would go with travel.
In order to partially fund it though I would use whatever money from the food budget I wasn't going to be using because I'm not home.
I budget those types of things in the "vacation fund". Any and all expenses that would not happen if not for the vacation/travel go into "vacation" in our spending plan.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa