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Saturday, November 5

My Frugal Miser - October 2022 Expenses

   My spending in October was a bit lower than in August.

  • Gas for the car was fairly low, and I renewed our AAA membership.
  • Household expenses are artificially high.  For the last several years I have purchased $1,500 in Amazon gift cards when my credit card offers 5% cash back.  The spending will be spread out over many months.  I also installed new window blinds throughout the house.  
  • We worked two meeting jobs in Orlando where we were not reimbursed our travel expenses.  Most of my meeting jobs include full reimbursement, but my very first client is a staffing company that usually hires "locals".  Rather than drive back and forth from Tampa, my partner and I usually splurge on a local hotel.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  

  • Royal Caribbean offered me a free cruise, but I did pay taxes, fees and I prepaid gratuities.  Total for two for the cruise:  $362.
  • We also had some expenses related to our Transatlantic cruise, including rideshare costs and and $80 fee to the Bermuda government related to COVID.

October Expenses:  $5,228

$305 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$0 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$235 Clothing/ Personal Care
$628 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$789 Food
$13 Health and Dental
$3,223 Household/Home Repairs
$150 Unreimbursed Job Expense
($1,049) Reimbursed Job Expense income this month
$0 Interest Expense
$164 Miscellaneous (cat sitter)
$640 Taxes
$129 Utilities 

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