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Monday, July 3

My frugal Miser - June 2023 Expenses

 May was another expensive month.  Fortunately some of my spending was pre-paying for future expenses.

  • I paid the $250 annual fee on my United Quest credit card and also paid a fee to use my card to pay quarterly taxes.
  • I prepaid the water bill.  They don't charge a fee to pay by credit card and I was trying to reach a sign up bonus on a new credit card.
  • Thanks to all my meeting work, many jobs provided a healthy per diem that went unused, so it's cash to me.  I often get to eat from the attendee meals.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • I paid the balance for our September cruise and purchased an all-inclusive beach day excursion.
  • I bought tickets for two shows when we visit Las Vegas this week.
  • We pay for an AMC Unlimited plan.  
  • I purchased a few IHG points due to a promotion.

June Expenses:  $6,197

$89 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$347 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$39 Clothing/ Personal Care
$1,549 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$160 Food
$64 Health and Dental
$265 Household/Home Repairs
$0 Unreimbursed Job Expense
($2,230) Reimbursed Job Expense income this month
$0 Interest Expense
$9 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$5,151 Taxes
$892 Utilities 

Sunday, July 2

My Frugal Miser - June 2023 Income

 I closed out the first half of the year with a solid income mostly from working meeting jobs.  I worked meetings 27 days in June.  I received rent from both Birmingham rental properties.

June Income: $13,425

$0 Mystery Shopping/ Merchandising
$11,478 Meeting Jobs
$0 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Food Deliveries, etc.)
$0 Amazon Deliveries
$1,945 Rental Income (Rental Expenses:  $450)
$2 Interest Income
$0 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  $4,326

My investments were up just a bit in June.