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Monday, January 9

My Frugal Miser - December 2022 Expenses

My spending in December exceeded my income.  

  • I forgot to pay quarterly taxes in the third quarter, so I paid two quarters of estimated taxes in December.
  • During the slow season I sometimes work meetings where our expenses are not reimbursed.  We had out of pocket costs for the Las Vegas meeting.  I also paid my 2023 business insurance premium.
  • I was charged the annual fee for my Southwest Business card.  
  • I bought a $500 Amazon gift card (Household) that I haven't used, but am counting the spending in December.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • We spent on excursions and drinks during the Puerto Rico cruise.
  • I paid the taxes, fees and gratuities for a cruise I booked for February.  Even though I didn't gamble on our Puerto Rico cruise, Royal Caribbean offered me another free cruise and I jumped on it.  
  • I bought tickets to see Third Eye Blind in Macon, GA in March.
  • On the last day of our Las Vegas meeting I lost $300 in a casino.

December Expenses:  $17,391

$232 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$199 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$36 Clothing/ Personal Care
$1,739 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$567 Food
$110 Health and Dental
$2,142 Household/Home Repairs
$955 Unreimbursed Job Expense
$18 Reimbursed Job Expense income this month
$0 Interest Expense
$497 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$9,133 Taxes
$192 Utilities 

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