Like almost every other blogger out there that’s serious about financial freedom or investing, I’ve been keeping track of my income and expenses. I have been doing so meticulously as far back as 2005 in a quick-and-dirty Excel spreadsheet, but out in the open and on this blog since July of last year. There are a couple of reasons for doing so.
Keeping as much money in your pockets as possible remains the principle on which financial independence is built. That’s why I’ll continue to share a detailed report of my savings every month. By doing so, I hope to keep myself motivated, but also to provide you guys with enough insight to see what it’s like to try and become financially free.
With the publication of my dividend income a couple of days ago you know a follow-up post containing my savings rate is about to make an appearance soon. You don’t have to wait any longer now that I’ve checked the numbers one final time in my budget tracker. Read on to find out how much I managed to save during a rather eventful February.
Another month flew by, just like that! Even though most of us enjoyed a great Christmas dinner with friends and family not too long ago, that time has come and gone, with New Year’s receptions at the office heralding busy work schedules once again. Hopefully that gives everyone the opportunity to recover from the often expensive December festivities. Let’s see how my January turned out, shall we?
It’s that time of the month again! – No, not that time. December has come and gone, with lots of fresh income, but also more expenses than usual. The conventional wisdom that the Winter Holidays take a huge bite out of everyone’s budget turns out to be true, at least in my case. Thankfully there’s a nice year-end bonus to balance things out.