It's hard to believe that I've been at this blogging thing for two years already. When I first decided to start a blog about my path to FIRE it was very much a bit of a suck-it-and-see exercise; a post on another blog, Australian Dividend Investor (sadly no longer being published), about why you should … Continue reading It’s my 2-year blogaversary!
Well, only one category is in the black this month; the car category continues to be underspent due to reduced commuting. However, although there's a lot of red showing on my budget's Variance table (the one that shows me how much I'm over or under budget for each primary category), the amounts are relatively small … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – March 2021 results
I am just a little bit proud of myself this month - my eating out/takeaway expenditure was the lowest it's been so far this financial year! Hooray! Other discretionary spending has also remained low to zero - no entertainment or personal expenses this month has helped to keep things down, plus car-related costs were also … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – February 2021 results
Well, the annus horribilus 2020 is now over - with any luck, 2021 will be better. In good news, my superannuation has recovered well from the losses of the first half of the year as the market responded to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a quite surprising gain in my overall net worth during this … Continue reading Net worth update December 2020
Before I get into the deets - does anyone else just feel Really Bloody Tired (RBT)? I think it's usually about this time of the year that I hit my RBT point, and I'm noticing it in my spending. I think this year just feels a bit more RBT than usual thanks to <waves hand … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – November 2020 results