Reducing the discretionary spend – January 2021 results

Well, colour me amazed and just a bit excited! January's eating out / takeaway / supermarket non-essential food and alcohol spending was the lowest of this financial year. It's nice to have a bit of a win with this after so many months where it was just way higher than it needed to be. It's … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – January 2021 results

Reducing the discretionary spend – December 2020 results

As it turned out, December was my second-highest month this financial year for discretionary spending. To a certain extent it's to be expected - the festive seasons brings various social engagements, both work-related and personal, so naturally this month's figures are higher. However, social engagements were definitely more limited this year due to the pandemic. … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – December 2020 results

Savings rate challenge results – May 2020

Eleven months down, one to go! Finally, as mentioned in April's savings rate challenge post, I hit one of my financial goals in early May - I now have 6 months' full pay saved in my emergency fund! Boy, it's nice to hit this one. It's interesting how achieving a goal like this significantly reduces … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – May 2020