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Welcome to my first ever monthly spending report! We do spend money, and live a comfortable, privileged life. However, there is some intentionality in how we spend our money. The objective almost always is to spend money on things which enrich our lives. So I talk about money all the time, and love budgeting. How does this play out in my real life?  Here’s a summary of what This Fascinating Adventure spent… Read More

Getting your financial house in order is no small feat! It takes time, patience and most of all, persistence. For any lifestyle change, whether it be fitness, clean eating, or really anything, the most important thing to do is not give up. You can get frustrated, you can slow down your efforts, you can do a half-ass job, but as long as you don’t quit, you can potentially cycle through low motivation… Read More

In previous posts I have chronicled how to begin tracking your spending, and how to start a budget. But why are these things important?  These habits help you to spend less than you earn, and get you on your way to saving. Saving money opens so many doors. It opens the door to an Emergency Fund, to retirement (which isn’t a given without saving for it), to investing in the stock market… Read More

In my last post, I discussed how I rely upon zero-sum budgeting to arrange how my dollars will be spent. Over time I have honed my budget with precision, but when I first started out, I didn’t know what to budget for, because I didn’t know how much I spent.  Sure I knew how much rent was, and I had an idea of other fixed bills (like my cell phone, auto insurance,… Read More

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