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October 18th, 2015 at 05:29 am

I did my ten-items grocery shop yesterday. Items bought: Dishwasher detergent, coffee, English muffins, spreadable margarine, eggs, pantiliners, sherbet, salad, onion, and bananas. Total cost was $36. I also gave $2 to the guy selling StreetScene.

Another expenditure: I paid $80 to attend a conference. I am on the board for this organization, so I have to go. In the past, my employer has paid, but now I have to pay myself. The upside is that I can write it off on my taxes. I'm going to have to pay my membership fee, too, which I will also write off. This is totally legit; it is the professional organization that supports the work I do.

I worked on the spreadsheet for another hour yesterday. I meant to go back for another hour, but didn't do it, so I'll have to work a couple of hours today.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: Granola & Banana
Lunch: Mini-pizzas, salad
Dinner: Tuna salad sandwich

5 Responses to “Yesterday”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good you can deduct some of those expenses from your taxes. I imagine your 2015 taxes are going to be interesting having gone from full-time to part-time / retired.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, especially since taxes are not withheld from my current income!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you can deduct these expenses. Smart move on your part too.

  4. snafu Says:

    Is there any possibility, new PT employer would pay for any part of the conference or membership to be paid? What do you see as the ratio between food spending and non edibles like detergent or liners?

  5. CB in the City Says:

    No, I am a contract worker, so they won't pay for professional dues, etc. That is my responsibility. I do track my grocery and household supplies separately in my spending logs. It's about a 6 to 1 ratio.

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