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% …

Spending – May 2016

I was super excited to calculate May’s Spending Update. Why? Because it’s my first month without a car payment! And WOW did that ever make a difference: All said and done, I spent $1,728┬áin May. Which is about $359 higher than it should have been: Because of the Holiday, Netflix took my June payment early, and Bryan cashed my rent …

Making Good Choices

Things have been going well recently in my personal finance journey. I have a plan in place, am following a budget, and am making great progress. Even with around $2,000 dollars in medical expenses this year, I’ve still managed to make progress. But I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t been without a few hiccups, and a good smattering …

Having Goals

The last couple of days I’ve been really thinking about my goals. Not my big life goals, like early retirement, or having a family. Not even annual or medium-term goals, like increasing my income, or paying off my student loan. No, I’ve been thinking about short-term goals, things that I want to accomplish each month, or even each week. Simply …