Monthly Status Report: November 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 my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … 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 my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … 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 include my income and … Read more

Monthly Spending Report: January 2016

Jan­u­ary was a nice, calm month. It was great to get a chance to step back and recov­er from the crazi­ness of the hol­i­days, although I did take part in a num­ber of events and activ­i­ties. I start­ed to play dodge­ball every Wednes­day (cheap, fun, and great exer­cise!) which has led me to meet­ing a num­ber of new peo­ple. I also had … Read more