The Budget Calculator is a new, easy-to-use eXtension Web site that can help you calculate annual estimates of small, frequent expenditures.
Suppose, for example, you would like to know how much a daily purchase of a cup of premium coffee will cost. If you buy it for $3.75 every day for a year, the 365 cups add up to an annual expenditure of $1,368. The Budget Calculator can also calculate costs on a weekly or monthly basis.
You can enter all of your small repeating purchases and sum them for the year. This will help you understand how the costs that seem insignificant on a daily or weekly basis can grow into large expenditures over the course of a year. You can print the list if you want to keep it for reference.