Tuesday, June 5

My Frugal Miser - May Expenses: $5,946




My May expenses were fairly high.  I spent over $1,000 on vacation related expenses.  Half of this was the deposit I made on the December cruise.  The balance was for the Orlando/Tampa/Clearwater trip (even though I categorized airfare and car rental as "vacation", I am earning more than this from mystery shopping, so it's a wash.

I also splurged on 3 concerts scheduled this summer:  one in Birmingham (taking Mom for her birthday to see Journey and Pat Benetar), one in Tuscaloosa, AL (Daughtry) and one in Savannah, GA (Elton John).  I'm not a  huge Elton John fan but he's one of the greats and I want to be able to say in 10 or 20 years that I took a road trip to Savannah to see him perform.


May Personal Expenses ($2,351)
$83 Auto ($78 fuel, $5 service)
$0 Bank Fees
$35 Clothing
$278 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$254 Food
$0 Gifts Given
$0 Home Repair
$13 Household
$0 Homeowner's Association Dues
$139 Health and Dental Insurance
$0 Medical
$0 Miscellaneous
$381 Mortgage Interest (primary residence)
$0 Personal Care
$0 Subscriptions
$0 Taxes
$96 Utilities
$1,072 Vacation

May Business Expenses ($3,595)

$746 Mortgage Interest (rental properties)
$190 Interest on Debt (not including Mortgage Interest)
$2,659 Rental Properties - Maintenance and Repairs (mostly the cost of rehabbing the vacant townhouse)


Total May Expenses : $5,946


Notes
  • Once again I benefited from mystery shopping by spending just $78 on fuel.
  • Food was higher than I would like.  I ate in restaurants over 30 times in May.

2 comments:

  1. Great meeting you and working with you this week. You are one smart miser!

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  2. Feelings are mutual. Was my first conference work for Buckalew and I enjoyed it.

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