Monthly Status Report: July 2017

Disclaimer: some links may be affiliate links. They help offset the cost of keeping this blog running! 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 … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: September 2016

Sorry this is so late this month! I’m currently typing this up with a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea next to me as I sit next to a window and look out over the picturesque English countryside. I can’t wait to share all the wonderful experiences I’ve had on this trip with you. But … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: August 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…

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 … Read more…

Monthly Spending Report: December 2015

Whew! December is a whirlwind of weather, family and lots of driving. The month started out pretty calmly and ramped up the closer I got to Christmas. Fortunately, I was able to take most of the latter half of the month off from work, which helped me deal with everything. I had several whoops this … Read more…