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 … 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 Spending Report: June 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…

The Simple Path to Wealth

There are literally a million ways to invest your money. Individual stocks, mutual funds, robo advisors……. trying to pick a good way to invest your money can be completely overwhelming. It can feel like it’s just easier to say skip it and leave your money in your savings account to grow. But while leaving it … Read more…

The True Cost of Traveling

I’ve been thinking lately on the cost of time, more specifically the cost of my time. What do I mean by that? Cost of Time? Huh? I was first introduced to the concept of time costing something with Mr. Money Mustache’s classic article, The True Cost of Commuting. If you haven’t read it yet, stop … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: March 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…