$294 Auto ($50 CREDIT [reimbursement] for service, $51 for fuel, $293 Depreciation)
$108 Food (both groceries and eating out)
$243 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$0 Gifts Given
$0 Home Repair
$88 Household (new phone, Blu Ray player, etc.)
$107 Health Insurance
$78 Interest on Debt (not including Mortgage Interest)
$436 Mortgage Interest (primary residence)
$820 Mortgage Interest (rental properties)
$10 Personal Care
Total September Expenses : $2,525
- Thanks to mystery shopping, I spent $51 for fuel even though I drove over 3,000 miles.
- I was reimbursed the $50 I paid to Pop-a-lock in August by the roadside assistance service provided by my insurance.
- I separate my mortgage interest by personal residence versus rental properties. I think this is an important distinction: the personal residence interest is an expense I should exercise control over moving forward when looking at ways to be frugal; the other is an expense that generates income.
- Spending on food was lower than my $5 daily goal at just $3.60 per day.