At the bottom of this post is a screenshot from the spreadsheet I was using in 2016 when I became serious about tracking my income, spending, and my investing. In hindsight I wish I had made these posts in real-time, as my situation was unfolding. I always had intentions to do so, but, I was … Continue reading January 2016 Income, Spending and Investing
I thought it would be curious to start posting my income and expenses, on a monthly basis, both as a point of reference for you readers and as a way for me to publicly keep my shit in line...as best I can. Another month has come and gone. It's almost hard to believe that I've … Continue reading November 2014 Income and Spending
I thought it would be curious to start posting my income and expenses, on a monthly basis, both as a point of reference for you readers and as a way for me to publicly keep my shit in line...as best I can. I'm a little late to the game this month. I'm adjusting to my … Continue reading October 2014 Income and Spending
Growing up I always felt relatively intelligent. My grades from various school tests, reports, projects and exams seemed to justify those feelings. I can remember receiving some praise around the house; the occasional "we're just so proud of you," and "keep up the good work" were thrown around. A funny thing started to happen though. I … Continue reading Learning to Love Being Wrong, Part 1.
I thought it would be curious to start posting my income and expenses, on a monthly basis, both as a point of reference for you readers and as a way for me to publicly keep my shit in line...as best I can. Anyway, without further ado, here are the numbers. INCOME Paychecks: $1199.89 Tips: $23.48 … Continue reading September 2014 Income and Spending
This morning I was greeted with a welcomed surprise, which inspired me to write this impromptu and likely poorly proofread post. I've had weight issues and problems for the majority of my life. Going all the way back to my early grade school days I always felt as if I was the "fat kid" in the class. I … Continue reading 101 Pounds Later.
Working for a low wage usually brings about a lot of "woe is me" feelings and concerns from most everyone. Hell, I've been one of them! It wasn't even that long ago when I use to feel that I deserved better and that I was way too smart for my shitty job. Why should I … Continue reading Why Your 30 Cent Raise is Reason to Celebrate!
Alrighty, so here we are with another month that's come and gone and it's time to air out the unmentionables. FYI: I broke my right wrist this week so I'll be keeping things short and sweet. And yes, I'm right handed...boo... Anyway, here are the numbers. INCOME Paychecks: $1084.80 Tips: $6.95 Interest/Dividends from investments: $18.71 … Continue reading August 2014 Income and Spending
As I approach the ripe old age of 30 I find myself reflecting - as I'm sure many people do - on how I spent my late teens and most of my 20's. I know so much more now about the "real" world. I consider myself to be at least 500% more financially literate, I feel … Continue reading My Life Living in a Van.
I have to say, I live in a pretty privileged state of existence these days. The lottery of life has been so unbelievably grateful towards me that sometimes I'm in aw of the opportunities that are just handed to me. I have to admit that this wasn't always my point of view. Like so many … Continue reading Surviving, and Retiring, on Minimum Wage: Can You Do It?