In July of last year I unleashed my very first blog post onto the world. Being relatively new to both our community and blogging as a whole, I couldn’t think of anything better than a standard income and expenses report. Over time those monthly savings rates posts took the central stage in my blogging effort, nicely complemented by other subjects like index funds, dividend growth strategies, and financial independence ramblings. Today I publish my 100th post.
It’s been awfully quiet on this blog for the past few days, wouldn’t you say? It’s true that I finally posted my initial list of European dividend growth stocks, but after that nothing. I didn’t even take the time to respond to your much appreciated comments and e-mails. Unlike many other bloggers I’m not bored of maintaining this blog though – not at all! – I just took a couple of days off. Here’s why.
Guess what? I just signed up for a dance class. We’ll put that one in the category of “never say never”, although I must admit that had I known it was this easy to meet girls, I would have started my first dancing class years ago. In all seriousness though, a strange combination of events and a “what the hell” moment made me give up my autograph and plunk down a big wad of cash for something I never thought I’d do.
After setting record breaking savings rates the past few months it seems I am being tested. Heavily. And yes, the flesh is weak. As a result, I splurged a couple of days ago and cut my November savings rate by at least 12.5%. And it’s not over yet! How can this be? Two things have happened.
Last Monday we had a small gathering at the office to mark the end of the summer holiday, which traditionally is a very quite period because almost everyone enjoys a long family vacation abroad. Everyone but me, that is. Apparently someone has to man the fort.