I am thirty three years old and I am a Stage Manager at Sleep No More in New York City. I make $115/show and work 7-8 shows a week. I also work very part time at The Ride – a ridiculous tourist trap bus in Times Square that’s actually pretty fun.
Saving & Spending
Most importantly – I did make it to Tipsy Scoop again this month.
Now that that’s out of the way… my sublet was up on the 20th of August and I wound up moving back home for a few weeks. This helped further some of my savings goals, since I had rent money saved up. Instead I was able to max out my Roth IRA and hit my savings goals for a new car and my cousin’s wedding.
Earlier in the month I splurged and went to Spa Castle with my best friend. I had wondered about it for years. I think I was particularly intrigued by it’s name.
Turns out we are not spa people and Spa Castle is fairly disgusting. It’s like a neighborhood pool. There were children everywhere. The food was terrible. There were cockroaches. The whole thing was really not awesome. We had found a discount online, but because of where it was in Queens, we could either take an Uber or spend two and a half hours each way on public transport. So we Ubered over which cost $50 each way that we split.
Altogether, the Spa Castle misadventure clocked in around $100. I do not recommend it.
I caught up with two college friends towards the end of the month for lunch. I saw a very strange show that a friend of mine was in. It was a pretty slow month.
This month’s spending:
- Food – $319.99
- Healthcare – $305.20
- Commuting – $170.14
- Entertainment – $79.75
- Lifelock – $9.99
- Dental – $709.00
- Clothes – $134.74
- Miscellaneous – $24.70
- brokeGIRLrich – $231.99
- Gifts – $23.00
Total Spending in August: $2,008.50
My income this month was from stage managing, working a part time job as an A/V Tech for The Ride, selling some stuff on Craigslist, mystery shopping, and brokeGIRLrich.
- Stage Managing – $2,321.24
- Part Time Job – $173.62
- brokeGIRLrich – $695.12
- Craigslist – $200.00
- Mystery Shopping – $7.80
Income This Month: $3,397.78
Most Popular Post of the Month: 114 Side Hustles: Ways to Make More Money
My Favorite Post to Write This Month: Why It’s So Important to Water Down Your Soap
- Max out my IRA. – Done
- Buy $1,000 in stock.
- Contribute $2,000 to my New Car Fund – Done
- Contribute $5,000 to my Down Payment Fund – Stalled at $2,498 to go, but it does look like I might manage to make it.
- Contribute $200 to my cousin’s wedding fund. Done
- Develop 2 new resume skills – One to go.
- Do something really fun with my brother.
- Write a journal or magazine article.
- Hike something.
- Master making macaroons.