I’ve been tracking our spending for six months and the lowest amount I’ve seen us spend in one month is just over $8,000. I did some quick math and our average monthly spending for the past six months is $11,427.37. Looking at these numbers I honestly can’t recall how I survived when I was in … More Un-inflating my lifestyle
Hello Dear Readers, January was a big month for our household! I officially switched from a salaried job that I hated to an independent contractor job. The switch has been good so far but I haven’t been doing it long enough to really make a good judgement of it financially or personally, but my fingers … More January 2020 Family Expense Report
I’ve made it known in my writings on the blog and on my twitter feed that I am miserable at my current place of employment. Leadership and culture changes that are toxic, divisive, and distrustful have been so bad for my mental health I had to start seeing a therapist a few years ago to … More Happiness Now or Later? How My Journey to Financial Independence has Helped Me Make that Choice
Hello Dear Readers. I hope all of you have been having a lovely holiday season and end of the year. I personally, am looking forward to some big changes in 2020, continuing to stay healthy, and live my best year yet. I would like to start this expense report by saying that since I started … More December 2019 Family Expense Report
I have been feeling really anxious about a big life change that is coming my way in January. The details are still being finalized so I’m going to wait to discuss it in a future post. For now, let’s just say that it’s imperative that I get my financial shit straight. This is the fourth … More It is Time for Extreme Measures!
This holiday season feels less magical to me and its because I have started my journey to financial independence. I’m going to be completely vulnerable and admit that I’m feeling anxiety about spending money on gifts. I’m behaving much more like Scrooge than Santa. I’m the grump turning the Christmas lights out to save money. … More Financial Independence…Bah Humbug!
Hello Dear Readers, welcome to my fourth expense report. One that I’m happy to say came with zero mathematical errors thanks to the new budgeting app I downloaded onto my iPhone. We had a great month financially thanks to some end of the year reimbursements and bonuses from our employers along with some hard earned … More November 2019 Family Expense Report