Support

Rainy Day Fund Category List

Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of categories that you may need in your budget.

Keep in mind, just because this list is long, it doesn’t mean yours needs to be!  We just offer this list to help you remember categories you may forget.

Predictable Rainy Days

  • Car Insurance
  • Annual Taxes
  • Annual Subscriptions
  • Retirement
  • AAA Membership (or another Emergency Roadside Service)
  • Home Owners Association Fees
  • Car Registration / Auto Tags
  • Christmas / Holidays
  • Birthdays
  • Professional Dues
  • Tax Preparation Fees
  • Pool Costs
  • Vacation
  • Emergency Fund
  • Domain Registration / Website Fees
  • Amazon Prime
  • Netflix
  • iTunes Match
  • Passport Renewal
  • Driver’s License Renewal
  • Estimated Taxes
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Professional License Fees
  • Costco’s / Sam’s Club Membership
  • Certifications
  • Car Replacement
  • Online Subscriptions
  • Charitable Donations
  • Personal Care (Hair, Skin, Manicures)
  • Clothing
  • Online Gaming Memberships
  • Travel
  • Day Care Costs
  • Sirius Radio
  • Summer Camp
  • Celebrations and Parties
  • Weddings

 

Unpredictable Rainy Days

  • Car Repairs
  • Car Maintenance
  • Medical Costs
  • Vet Bills
  • Home Repairs
  • Tolls
  • Moving Costs
  • Mowing / Lawn Maintenance
  • Pest Control / Exteriminator
  • Software
  • Vacation
  • Home Decorating / Furniture
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Hobbies (Gardening, Horseback Riding, Quilting, etc.)
  • Snow Plowing
  • Firewood
  • School Costs (Books, Supplies, Tuition)

 

Have an idea for something that we should add to this list?  Let us know.