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Monday, May 8

My Frugal Miser - April 2023 Expenses

April hurt.  It was probably the most expensive month in history, thanks to the tax man.  The good news is my 2022 taxes have been paid and I am now focused on making the quarterly tax payments for this year.

  • I paid my next 6 month GEICO premium early to help me meet the sign up bonus on a new credit card.
  • I was charged the annual fee ($95) for the new credit card.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • I booked a flight to Richmond to visit my mom in July.
  • We pay for an AMC Unlimited plan.  

April Expenses:  $74,170

$1,402 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$95 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$283 Clothing/ Personal Care
$310 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$375 Food
$16 Health and Dental
$98 Household/Home Repairs
$155 Unreimbursed Job Expense
$270 Reimbursed Job Expense
$0 Interest Expense
$31 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$70,697 Taxes
$437 Utilities 

Friday, May 5

My Frugal Miser - April 2023 Income

Meeting season was in full swing in April.  I worked 21 days of meetings, received rent from both Alabama properties and one Realty Mogul distribution.  I did no Amazon routes.

April Income: $9,937

$0 Mystery Shopping/ Merchandising
$7,062 Meeting Jobs
$0 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Food Deliveries, etc.)
$0 Amazon Deliveries
$2,868 Rental Income (Rental Expenses:  $1,382)
$7 Interest Income
$0 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  $13,043

My investments did well in April.