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Monday, March 3

My Frugal Miser - February Expenses: $1,665

In February my spending was in check.  I have a goal in 2014 of spending less than $20,000 this year, which is $1,667 per month.  I spent $2 less than my goal.

There are few areas where I can make further cuts.  Last month I spent $95 on a new kitchen faucet.  My auto insurance is only paid twice a year so I won't have that expense again until August.  The food category is the only place where we splurged, and spending $193 on two people isn't exactly ostentatious.

I will report higher expenses in March.  I booked two flights over the weekend:  one for the Berkshire Hathaway meeting in May and the other for the Biglari Holdings meeting in April.  I will also spend more on fuel.  I don't have any gas station audits lined up the rest of the month (no more free gas) and will be traveling to Orlando three days for a hospitality event I am staffing.  Finally, our mystery shopping Hawaii trip in coming up.  I will have added expenses for food and entertainment while there.

February Expenses:  $1,665

$267 Auto ($265 for 6 mos. insurance, $103 for fuel, $100 income from accident)
$0 Bank Fees
$0 Clothing
$0 Computer
$40 Entertainment (movies, gambling, alcohol)
$193 Food
$0 Gifts Given
$752 Household/Housing/Home Repair
$245 Health and Dental Insurance
$0 Investment Expenses
$0 Medical/Dental
$50 Miscellaneous
$14 Personal Care
$5 Subscriptions
$0 Taxes
$99 Utilities
$0 Vacation and Recreation

1 comment:

  1. You did a pretty good job. If I'm back in town by the time of the Berkshire Hathaway meetings I will make the trip up to Omaha. I won't know too far ahead of time. I still need to find out how to get a ticket to the meeting. I guess I should be getting a prospectus soon.