Monthly Financial Snapshot: December 2018

Here’s my final expense report for 2018. Highlights include a weekend trip to New York to visit family, and holiday gift shopping. After looking at my year as a whole, I decided to adjust how I account for my business spending. Previously, I had been recording all business expenses under its own category, but lumping … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: December 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: November 2018

Category Nov-18 Comments Rent $768.75 $750 for rent, paid via Plastiq Internet $55.92 Internet is kind of expensive. Cell Phone $0.00 Nothing this month. Natural Gas $19.59 Little below average. Electricity $21.64 Below average for the month. Water $35.25 Slightly above average Groceries $106.39 Less this month, due to travel. Car Insurance $0.00 I pay … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: November 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: October 2018

Well, October was an interesting month. The markets panicked a bit this month, dropping about 7.4% in the US and 8.5% internationally. The headlines tell me that this was the biggest monthly drop in 7 years. But honestly, I wasn’t paying that much attention while it was happening. These things happen from time to time, … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: October 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: September 2018

Another month has come and gone. This month I have tried to refocus myself towards being more productive with how I use my time and how I organize my tasks. I noticed that I go through this kind of phase about once a year, but I want to do better at holding myself accountable and … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: September 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: August 2018

Had a lot of work commitments the first week of September, so apologies for the late post. August was a lot of fun, in part due to two FI community meetups I attended in Minnesota as well as one in the Chicago area. As simple as it is to live a FI-compatible lifestyle once you … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: August 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: July 2018

Category Jul-18 Comments Rent $768.75 $750 for rent, paid via Plastiq Internet $55.92 Internet is kind of expensive. Cell Phone $0.00 Already paid for 1 year of service through MintSIM. = $15.51 / month! Natural Gas $19.72 Little below average. Electricity $24.79 Below average. I switched providers recently because they offered a low intro rate. … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: July 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: June 2018

Apologies for the late post. Category Jun-18 Comments Rent $762.50 $750 for rent. No Plastiq fees this month thanks to referral. Internet $55.92 Internet is kind of expensive. Cell Phone $0.00 Already paid for 1 year of service through MintSIM. = $15.51 / month! Natural Gas $17.64 Little below average. Electricity $19.45 Below average. I … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: June 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: May 2018

Category May-18 Comments Rent $750.00 $750 for rent. No Plastiq fees this month thanks to referral. Internet $55.92 Internet is kind of expensive. Cell Phone $0.00 Already paid for 1 year of service through MintSIM. = $15.51 / month! Natural Gas $52.46 Paying for this month and last month. Electricity $21.29 Below average. I switched … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: May 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: April 2018

Please excuse the somewhat late posting, as I’m on vacation. This month was another somewhat high spending month, as I traveled once for family and once for personal vacation. My policy is to record all of my expenses incurred while traveling (including food) under “travel” rather than where they might otherwise be recorded if I … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: April 2018

Monthly Financial Snapshot: March 2018

So I managed to make it through the busy part of the year alive and in one piece. Besides work, March was a pretty uneventful month, except for the markets. Market volatility seems to be here to stay, which has the potential to mess up the steady, even progress I had been enjoying up to … Read moreMonthly Financial Snapshot: March 2018