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Wednesday, July 3

My Frugal Miser - June 2024 Income

June will be the last "amazing" month for income at least for a bit.  My work in the meeting industry slows dramatically in July and August.  I specialize in corporate events and there tends to be fewer of them when kids are out of school.  In June I worked meetings 22 out of 30 days.  When I wasn't working meetings, I did a few Amazon routes.  I received rental income from both Alabama properties as well as a small monthly distribution from Open Door Capital.  

June Income: $11,320

$6,075 Meeting Jobs
$0 Gig Apps (Rideshare, Food Deliveries, etc.)
$614 Amazon Deliveries
$2,162 Rental Income (Rental Expenses: $364)
$2,470 Interest Income
$0 Other Sources

Investment Accounts Change in Value:  ($3,614)

My investments took a turn and lost value in June.

Monday, July 1

My Frugal Miser - June 2024 Expenses

 June was one of the more expensive months.  Two irregular expenses made up the bulk of my spending.

  • I paid $2,100 in quarterly taxes
  • I prepaid $600 towards the water bill.  The utility doesn't charge a fee for using a credit card and I needed to manufacture spending to reach a bonus offer on one of my cards.
  • I went to see my reflexologist as I was having severe foot pain early in the month.
  • Because we both traveled for work last month, we used the cat sitter multiple times.
  • I paid the $250 annual fee for the United Quest Card.


We love adventures.  Spending on experiences makes us better humans.  
  • I prepaid for a rental car ($93) to visit my mom in July.
  • I bought tickets to see Kid Laroi, AJR, and The Lion King.
  • I purchased two winery tours for our Asheville trip.
  • I lost $400 at the casino.

June Expenses:  $4,658

$107 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)
$193 Bank Fees (annual fees on credit cards)
$280 Clothing/ Personal Care
$996 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$152 Food
$46 Health and Dental
$81 Household/Home Repairs
$8 Unreimbursed Job Expense
($642) Reimbursed Job Expense income this month
$0 Interest Expense
$128 Miscellaneous (cat sitter, gifts)
$2,100 Taxes
$844 Utilities