The debate around whether or not you really need to budget waxes and wanes in the personal finance community. Some claim not to need a budget at all, some use a "bucket" system, others track their spending only, and some go all in. For the past two years I've been blogging, I've been "all in" … Continue reading So, do you really need a budget?
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, this is it! My twelve months is up - achievement unlocked! This process I've followed of running a proper budget and tracking everything I spend has been a really interesting, if sometimes tedious, exercise. It's certainly brought sharply into focus those areas where I knew I was probably wasting quite a bit of money … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – June 2020 and overall year
Just a quick post today - I finally got around to working out my current net worth, which I'll need going forward to see how I'm tracking for both FI and for the 2019-20FY Savings Rate Challenge (aka The Year of Living (Somewhat) Frugally). Thank you to Aussie Firebug for kindly sharing his Net Worth … Continue reading Net Worth starting point