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Monday, June 6

My Frugal Miser - May Expenses: $2,276

I wish every month was like May. I "only" spent $2,276 yet I enjoyed myself and didn't feel like I was sacrificing anything. Considering half that went to mortgages (both my house and my rentals), I didn't spend much, and that's with gas prices near $4 a gallon.

May Expenses

$410 Auto ($230 for fuel, $180 for depreciation)
$0 Bank Fees
$0 Clothing
$151 Food
$37 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$0 Gifts Given
$0 Household
$100 Health Insurance
$0 Medical
$149 Interest on Debt (not including Mortgage Interest)
$0 Miscellaneous
$414 Mortgage Interest (primary residence)
$791 Mortgage Interest (rental properties)
$0 Personal Care
$0 Subscriptions
$0 Taxes
$223 Utilities
$0 Vacation

Total May Expenses : $2,276


  • My food budget was low because I was still at the restaurant most of May. It will probably be higher than that in future months.
  • On the other hand, I was driving 90 miles to work each day, so my spending on fuel should go down (except in June since I drove to Tampa and back).
  • Interest expense will benefit moving forward from me paying off the car loan.

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