Alright, let’s see how my life partner and I did this month.  We deposit parts of our paychecks into a shared account.  Since I received an extra paycheck this month (I’m paid every other week, so for 2 months of the year, I receive 3 paychecks), our deposit amount is at 4,195.
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Then, even including our 4 day trip and Christmas presents, we spent 816 less than what we deposited. Wow!
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Part of the reason we didn’t take so much from this shared account for Christmas is that we used our money from personal accounts to make quite a few of the purchases this year.  We used the shared account for the kids’ and our parents’ presents, but beyond that, we each used our personal accounts.
 
I am very happy to be up this month, and am going to have to see how the year went.  Stay tuned!
 
How was your spending this month?  Did Christmas and/or other holidays make any unexpected dents in your accounts this December?
 
–Jaye