PERSONAL EXPENSES FOR JAMES PARK




FOR MYSELF
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
SHELTER





Condo Association Fee
2482
2500
2400
3000

electricity
250
243
192
206

natural gas
259
245
218
194

telephone services
150
100
120
50

internet access
90
90
96
0

property taxes
260
444
478
446







food
568
632
616
589

transportation and travel
100
101
125
170

entertainment & misc.
197
247
9
65

TOTAL PERSONAL EXPENSES
4356
4602
4254
4720







FOR OTHERS
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
food for family
1642
1064
731
655

gifts for family
1555
602
272
660

support for service organizations:





public radio
84
120
120
120

public television
50
50
50
50

Unitarian Universalism
220
160
160
470

University of Minnesota Alumni Association
50
50
50
50

TOTAL FOR OTHERS
3601
2046
1383
2005

GRAND TOTALS---FOR SELF + OTHERS
7957
6648
5637
6725


Note concering food expenses:
The numbers provided cover only food consumed at home,
which is about half of all food eaten.
The other half is eaten with my voluntary famly,
which appears above as "food for family".
Thus anyone looking for a total food cost per year for myself
would simply double the amount listed as "food".
This amounts to about $100 per month.

For future years, this bookkeeping will be done differently:
A new item will appear: food away from home,
which is more comparable with how others buy food.
The total food away from home will be about $100 per month.
And the item here called "food for family" will disappear.
Food eaten at home will continue to be about $50 per month. 



Go to a course description for a seminar called :

Voluntary Poverty:
How to Simplify Your Life




If you would like to know how I save money on electricity, for example
(now down to $17 per month), go to:
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~parkx032/CY-ELEC.html
This on-line essay is called:
"Using Electric Bills to Make Everyone More Green".



If you would like to read some books on simplifying your life,
go to the Simplicity Bibliography:
http://www.tc.umn.edu/%7Eparkx032/B-SIMP.html



If you like these simplicity book reviews,
here are 350 more book reviews,
organized into 60 other bibliographies:
Book Review Index.



Go to cyber-sermons by James Park,
organized into 10 subject-areas.



Go to the opening page for this website:
An Existential Philosopher's Museum
This website now has over 1,000 'rooms'.
And all of the ideas are free.





The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author.
The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.