So, Miser May was not as successful as Frugal February. Total expenditure: $1,516.40. Large expenditures were made on: 1. my house ($345), 2. tuition ($377), 3. food/groceries ($419). Spending outside these categories totals 375.40.
I couldn't have done much to cut back on the expenditures on tuition or my house, but I could have definitely eaten cheaper. Eating cheap was not one of the goals of the month. I think it might be kind of neat to incorporate that into Stingy September.
My discretionary spending was $34.50...about 3 times as much as discretionary spending in February. My partially discretionary spending was $133.67 which is pretty high, and my overall spending was 1,516.40. It's months where I spend about $1,500 that are the motivation for projects like this. I'd like to end up spending around $800 and bank the rest.
Overall, pretty boring and non-interesting results. I broke the eating out rule near the end to use a Groupon with Walker. We ended up going over the Groupon amount and I picked up the entire tab. He'll get me back next time.