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 …

Spending – August 2016

Well, it’s only half way through September, and I’m finally getting my spending update together for August. Finally! There’s really nothing too surprising about August’s spending. Yes, I spent a lot on vacation. Most of this was for food (lots of dinners out)and beverages (did we really drink THAT much?!?!). But I’m happy with that amount; I’d planned for $150/day, …

Net Worth Update – August 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for August, 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 …

The (Season) End Is Near

It seems as though Summer is drawing to a close. Most (if not all) of the schools around here are back in session. The heat is starting to subside, if only slightly. And our garden is starting to wind down. I spend most of the year longing for warm weather, and then always end up feeling like it passes before …

Credit Card Learning Curve

It’s been about a month since I received my shiny new Visa credit card in the mail. I’d love to say that the whole thing has been a resounding success so far, but it hasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been a complete failure. But there have been some issues, and a few things I’m going to have to …

Spending – July 2016

As July was a pretty fabulous month Net Worth wise, it should come as no surprise that it was a fairly uneventful month for spending as well: I spent a total of $1,255 in July, while bringing home a total of $2,624.┬áThere isn’t really anything too out of the ordinary this month. I spent a lot more than I probably …

Net Worth Update – July 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for July, 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 …