Monthly Expense Report, June 2017


Summer is here – and for maybe the first time since being an adult, I am excited for the warm weather! I am 90% of the time a cool/cold weather guy, so summer is always dreadful. The heat and humidity makes me tired and cranky! 😉

I must be getting old, because that summertime feeling is filling me up!

June was a record month for my finances. Spending, while not an all time low, was relatively good , but it was the income side that penned this month into the record books.

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Monthly Expense Report, May 2017


Man, last month was a-May-zing! Very busy at work, very busy at home – hard to keep up with it all AND find time to relax. (In fact this post has been 95% complete for weeks – and only now in July am I getting it out there!)

I need to find more time for the blog – or just set it free. Still I will plug away to track my path to FIRE. Publicizing it is fairly interesting, but is it worth the extra effort? I’d love to someday look back on these entries and be grateful – but I’m entering the doldrums of FI and life is constantly beckoning.

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Monthly Expense Report, March 2017


A three paycheck month,  a big spending month, a look back at my spending for March: time for a fresh Monthly Expense Report! 🙂

I can’t say I did very well this month keeping expenses inline; so somehow I turned what should have been an amazing saving period with three paychecks into a consuming extravaganza! Let’s get a quick review of the numbers and then dive into a few details.

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Sunday Shorts 09: Housing


First Sunday Shorts post of 2017 (in mid-March!) and it’s time for a little change in format. I’ve historically made these filler posts as a way to share interesting articles or things from my week(s) passed. Not much cohesion, or really much to cling on to. But, for this year I’d like to constrain each post with a theme. So for this post I’ve collected a number of inspiring, interesting and intriguing items; all of them related in some way to housing, specifically the offbeat.

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