Writers Block, Or Fear of Judgement?

It’s officially February 14th, and yet I still haven’t posted my January net worth or spending updates. The numbers have been ready to go since the first day of February. So, why haven’t I posted anything? Well, because a lot has changed since my last net worth update. Actually, a lot has changed in the past six months. And I …

2017: Not What I was Expecting

We’re only 25 days in, and I can already say that 2017 is not at all what I was expecting! I’ve changed my mind on so many things, from how I feel about things, to what I am prioritizing, to what my goals are for this year (and beyond!). And some thing changed that I didn’t even get the chance to think about. Last …

Spending – December, 2016

I have to admit, I’m kind of embarrassed to share my December spending. It ended up being a very UN-frugal month. *SIGH* I spent a total of $4,118 in December. My paychecks totaled $2,529 and I had a $224 FSA reimbursement (between November and December expenses). Some of my expenses were right in-line with where I usually expect them: Rent, …

Net Worth Update – December 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for December, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …

Spending – November 2016

2017 has already begun, and yet here I am, just getting around to posting my November 2016 spending. Honestly, I thought about skipping it, and just cutting to December. But then, I wouldn’t have a very good snapshot of 2016 if I left an entire month out. Especially not a month where spending was on the higher side: I spent …

Net Worth Update – November 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for November, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …

Spending – October 2016

As far as spending goes, October was a boring, boring month: All told, I spent $1,098 while bringing home $2,022. That equals out to 54% of my take-home pay. There really isn’t much to mention this month; Most of our spending was pretty normal. I bought an e-book on Amazon (Entertainment – $10). I bought some small paint samples for …

Net Worth Update – October 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for October, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …

Spending – September 2016

  Well, it’s time to come clean on my spending in September. And was there ever a lot of spending! I have a lot of feelings about my spending during the month of September that I’m still trying to work through. On paper, it doesn’t look too encouraging: I spent $2,445 while bringing home $2,529. Which means I spent 96% …

Net Worth Update – September 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for September, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …