Recap: 2016 Edition

2016 might have been an incredibly sucky year by many standards, but it was a banner year for me on basically every front imaginable. I hit all of my personal, professional, and financial goals for the year, which I think is the first time that’s ever happened for me. Highlights include trips to Seattle [Camp Mustache], … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: July 2016

Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: February 2016

Quick note: Astute readers may notice a change in this report. Mint is acting up again, so I’ve decided to switch from showing updates from it to updates from my spreadsheet. Much more reliable, even if it is a bit more work. I also decided to show a more complete snapshot of my finances and … Read more…

2015 Year End Review

Someone once told me when I was younger that time speeds up as you get older. Being the 13 year old that I was, I pished at him and completely wrote off his words of wisdom. Boy, was he ever right. It seems like just yesterday I was struggling to remember to write ‘5’ instead … Read more…