Budget Category List

  • Jul 02 2013

When we began our budget, we searched online for a list of categories to help us get started. Our search turned up plenty of lists, but most of them were either too short or they were embedded in spreadsheets. It was difficult (for us at least) to locate a simple list on a web page. So, to help others like ourselves, we've decided to post our budget categories below.

Income

  • Paycheck
  • Interest
  • Tax Refund

Gifts

  • Charity
  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Anniversary

Savings

  • Emergency Fund
  • Vacation
  • Christmas
  • House
  • Car
  • Education

Housing

  • Mortgage
  • Rent
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Property Taxes

Utilities

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Garbage
  • Phone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Gas
  • Sewage

Food

  • Groceries
  • Restaurants
  • Fast Food

Transportation

  • Auto Payment
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs

Clothing

  • Personal
  • Spouse
  • Children

Medical

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Eye Doctor
  • Medication

Personal

  • Gym
  • Haircut
  • Babysitter
  • Child support
  • Alimony

Recreation

  • Movies
  • Games
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Vacations
  • Hobbies

Debts

  • Credit Cards
  • Personal Loans
  • Student Loans
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