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Friday, August 5

My Frugal Miser - July 2022 Expenses

July wasn't such a bad month for spending.  The largest expense was for a root canal.  I have to finish that treatment and then will have to pay for a crown, but that probably won't happen until September.

  • I received a refund for the portion of our flight home from the Alaskan cruise that was cancelled.  I also received $1,000 for my trip delay claim.  To simplify things, I posted these as credits to the "fun" category even though part of the claim covered new clothing.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • Spending was minimal.  Our Regal Unlimited passes are now billed monthly.  
  • We are taking a break from alcohol.  
  • I only spent a small amount while visiting my mom in Richmond.  We visited the Edgar Allen Poe museum in Richmond and I paid for train tickets into Washington DC where we celebrated July 4th.

July Expenses:  $2,228

$251 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$49 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$207 Clothing/ Personal Care
($465) Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets) income this month
$729 Food
$994 Health and Dental
$1,481 Household/Home Repairs
$0 Unreimbursed Job Expense
($1425) Reimbursed Job Expense (income)
$0 Interest Expense
$116 Miscellaneous
$163 Taxes
$127 Utilities 

Wednesday, August 3

My Frugal Miser - July 2022 Income

July was an amazing month.  I sold the Airbnb early in the month, but managed one last booking.  The buyers were anxious to get settled in but were hitting some roadbumps with the closing and asked to book it the last few days.

I worked 3 meetings jobs, completed three Amazon delivery routes, and drove a few hours for Uber.

Rental income was as expected.  I received one distribution for Realty Mogul and rent for my three houses.  I am selling one of those houses and only received rent for a few days before the tenants vacated.  The house went under contract faster than I expected and should close before the end of August.

July Income: $12,153*

$0 Mystery Shopping/ Merchandising
$7,733 Meeting Jobs
$228 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Food Deliveries, etc.)
$328 Amazon Deliveries
$2,938 Rental Income (Rental Expenses:  $213)
$911 Airbnb Income (Airbnb Expenses:  $578)
$11 Interest Income
$4 Other Sources
*excludes gain from sale of Airbnb

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  $27,151

My investments were up, as were all equity markets.