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Monday, February 6

My Frugal Miser - January 2023 Expenses

I bought a new house on February 1st, so there were some expenses in January associated with the move.  Because I worked so much in January, spending in many categories was minimal.

  • I paid the annual insurance premium on the new house and purchased several cardboard boxes.
  • I was charged the annual fee for my Platinum AMEX authorized user.  This allows us both access to the Centurion Lounge when we travel.  I also paid the annual fee for the Capital One Venture X.
  • Half the clothing expense was because of a mistake I made.  I ordered two new pair of work pants in the wrong inseam.  They are too long so I can still use them once I have them altered, but I needed new pants right away and reordered the right size.  


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • Finally a month where I didn't book any vacations!  I did browse cruises as Carnival is still aggressively giving away free cruises through casino offers.
  • I spent $40 on our Regal Unlimited membership.  Regal won't be the closest theater at our new house, so I have cancelled it.
  • Most of my meeting clients don't reimburse alcohol, so the bulk of the spending for fun in January was for drinks with co-workers.

January Expenses:  $4,497

$65 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$734 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$268 Clothing/ Personal Care
$297 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$133 Food
$106 Health and Dental
$1,711 Household/Home Repairs
$89 Unreimbursed Job Expense
$559 Reimbursed Job Expense
$0 Interest Expense
$100 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$307 Taxes
$129 Utilities 

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