August 23, 1951 - Budget Month

I will be the first person to admit that I am just terrible at keeping a budget.  My husband and I came into some money a few years ago and just stopped worrying about our spending habits.  This is a very bad move to make and a very hard habit to break so for the month of September I am going to try my very hardest to stick to a very fifties budget. I won't go into specific numbers but I know that this is a pretty good pie chart of how the economics of the 1950s worked.

It seems that this is doable.  I'm going to take the 5% on healthcare to mean that you are going to spend 5% on things such as deductibles and prescriptions as well as over the counter remedies seeing as healthcare is now taken directly out of our paychecks every week.  I will do my best to keep you updated on how it goes.


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