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Monday, May 9

My Frugal Miser - April Expenses: $3,199

I was frugal again in April until the end of the month. I stupidly lost $800 at the blackjack tables at a casino we visited while I was in Omaha. I was depressed about the restaurant and tend to do stupid things when I'm feeling down. If not for the gambling, I could report a near-record low amount of spending for the month.

April Expenses

$525 Auto ($139 for fuel, $386 for depreciation)
$16 Bank Fees
$0 Clothing
$69 Food
$799 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$0 Gifts Given
$0 Household
$100 Health Insurance
$0 Medical
$177 Interest on Debt (not including Mortgage Interest)
$0 Miscellaneous
$417 Mortgage Interest (primary residence)
$795 Mortgage Interest (rental properties)
$0 Personal Care
$0 Subscriptions
$20 Taxes
$274 Utilities
$7 Vacation

Total April Expenses : $3,199


  • My food budget continues to benefit from me working in a restaurant.
  • We stayed in hotels four nights during the trip to Omaha. I used reward points for two nights and gift cards for the other two.
  • I feel horrible about the gambling loss. In less than 2 hours I lost $800 and I wasn't even drinking. Hopefully some kid in Iowa will get a better education thanks to my stupidity.

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