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August 12th, 2011, 07:31 AM
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How do you budget for bills or expenditures that only occur every 3 months?
What about every 6 months?
Sporadically with no set billing cycle?
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August 12th, 2011, 10:26 AM
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How do you budget for bills or expenditures that only occur every 3 months? Our budget changes every month. I do our budget at the beginning of each month. So if I know that something occurs once every 2 months (like pest control), I usually just split the total number so it's in the monthly budget. But if it's something like car registration, then it's just added the month it is due.

What about every 6 months? I do not have anything like this so it's a non issue. I'd either just know it's coming up in 6 months and budget for it that month or split it over the 6 months and add it to each month's budget over that period of time.

Sporadically with no set billing cycle? Again don't have anything like this.
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August 12th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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How do you budget for bills or expenditures that only occur every 3 months?
What about every 6 months?
Sporadically with no set billing cycle?

The money goes into savings until we need to pay that bill. We pay our lawn care bill upfront to get a 7-10% discount (depending on the year) and our car insurance is paid 2x a year. Activities for the kids vary depending on the length of a class and that's the same way.
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August 15th, 2011, 12:09 AM
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Kris what a good idea to throw the money into to savings. I always know its there and lately have no self control . But putting that amount in savings each month to accommodate those bills that are every couple months means I don't have to mess up the bills to badly LOL.
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August 15th, 2011, 07:06 AM
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How do you budget for bills or expenditures that only occur every 3 months?
This would be our car insurance, garbage collection, and sewer bills. I budget for them and usually spend less for groceries and spending cash those months.

What about every 6 months? The only ones this would apply to is car insurance, but I pay those every three months.

Sporadically with no set billing cycle? don't have any of these.
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