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

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], San Diego [Fin­Con], … Read more

What Do I Do After A Raise?

Have you ever had a job where your salary is enough to meet your needs? Have you got­ten a raise because you’re awe­some.… and then had no idea what to do with all that extra mon­ey? I’m in this exact boat after I got my new job. It came with a hefty 10% raise! My pre­vi­ous salary was more … Read more

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

No Spend November

It’s Novem­ber 11th, 2016. A day that is an impor­tant date in his­to­ry for three rea­sons: Vet­er­ans Day, Remem­brance Day, and the end of my sec­ond week of No Spend Novem­ber. So far, I’d say it’s going mere­ly ok. I haven’t done the best job, but I also didn’t dri­ve to the out­let mall an hour away and … Read more

Monthly Status Report: October 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

Two Weeks in Europe: The Numbers

Today’s post is the final post of my series about my two week trip to Europe. Part One was a gen­er­al overview, Part Two was shar­ing the lessons I learned on the trip, and Part Three is all­l­l­ll about the num­bers. We dive in deep to every dol­lar (and Ster­ling Pound and Euro) I spent for two weeks. … Read more

Net Worthiness

Some­thing that’s been both­er­ing me for a while is the term “Net Worth”. Peo­ple say “My net worth is $xxx,xxx.” I even say it, at the end of every month­ly sta­tus report. My net worth is _______. I even wrote a whole post when my net worth tipped over the $100k mark. Wikipedia says Net worth is used when … Read more

The Art of Worth It

Like I’ve said before, I’m not par­tic­u­lar­ly fru­gal. I have my splurges that add up to equal some­where around $36k in spend­ing a year. How­ev­er, there are some things that are total­ly worth spend­ing more on, and some that are def­i­nite­ly NOT worth spend­ing on. *this is total­ly my opin­ion. If I offend some­one with my dis­like for … 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