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Friday, February 2

My Frugal Miser - January 2024 Expenses

January was a decent month.  

  • I prepaid my health insurance for the year.  I'm working on a sign-up bonus on a new credit card and doing this gets me closer to the bonus.
  • We worked one event in Orlando where only lunch was provided, so the food budget is mostly our dinners that week.
  • My scheme to resell the Bruno Mars tickets was a bust.  I had no idea Ticketmaster would set a minimum sale price, yet oddly would offer a "sell it now" option for significantly less than that price.  Tickets for the concert did not sell well, and I was not allowed to lower my offer price to match supply and demand.  Out of desperation, I sold at the "sell it now" price two days before the concert.  


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • We took a two night cruise on Margaritaville at Sea.  The company charged a fuel surcharge ($30/person) and gratuities, plus we had some small charges for ice cream and additional gratuities.
  • No other vacations were planned.

January Expenses:  $5,834

$96 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$544 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$158 Clothing/ Personal Care
$274 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$445 Food
$3,265 Health and Dental
$48 Household/Home Repairs
$33 Unreimbursed Job Expense
$589 Reimbursed Job Expense
$0 Interest Expense
$96 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$251 Taxes
$36 Utilities 

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