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 or did I go way over bud­get for … 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 first- a look back at … 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 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

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 month that end­ed up … Read more