Welcome to May-written-in-December, where time is even more meaningless than it has been all year! Continue reading “May 2020: this is vaguely a Q2 goals update”
April 2020: settling(?) into pandemic life
So publishing last week didn’t happen, but eh, here’s a post now. I started writing this post in May but have been putting it off for MONTHS. And not all of those months have been because my life has been up in the air. I have a theory on why I’ve been reluctant (more so than usual, anyway) to write lately, but more on that later. Continue reading “April 2020: settling(?) into pandemic life”
We’re buying a house and we’re leaving DC
Honestly, I was going to write a long-ass thread about moving, how goddamn expensive DC is, and about grief, buuuuuuuut messing with the character limits was too much work. So I wrote this Twitter thread-style post instead.
I’m about to scoop myself; I am deeply aware that I have yet to even do APRIL’S spending report, let alone May or June’s, plus a Q2 update, plus anything about wedding planning, plus the update on the “will-we-won’t-we” saga of moving. Long story short: as of last week we’re buying a house and moving out of DC at the end of August. Surprise! Continue reading “We’re buying a house and we’re leaving DC”
March 2020: quarantine month 1
March lasted one thousand years, plus I’m very late on writing this so now I hardly remember what happened. It’s amazing how time becomes very fluid and subjective when you’re at home all day every day.
It was a month of contrasts: for the first half of the month, we were going everywhere and doing everything. And then for the second half, we were going (almost) nowhere and doing nothing. Continue reading “March 2020: quarantine month 1”
2019 year in review
It’s just barely still January, so now’s a perfect time to finally wrap up with the 2019 posts! Continue reading “2019 year in review”
September 2019: FinCon, etc
One day I’ll write a post that’s not a spending report, but it is not this day! Continue reading “September 2019: FinCon, etc”
As I hinted in my last post, it’s been a season of existential crisis. I wrote about it two years ago—the summer is always a fun couple of months where I endlessly agonize over what I’m doing with my life and/or at the very least what I’m doing still paying as much rent as I do instead of moving somewhere slightly cheaper. And I chose not to move last year, either.
Well, I’ve got news for you: I’m moving! Continue reading “I’m moving!”
January 2019: setting the bar high
Snow, hikes, and tax forms rolling in, oh my! The first month of 2019 is done (yes, I had to double-check that I put the right year in the title and URL), so it’s time for a recap of my spending. Continue reading “January 2019: setting the bar high”
Everything I spent in 2018
The fact that it took me multiple tries of adding up numbers to get ones that were reasonably the same means I a) am not as much of a recovering perfectionist as I thought and b) probably need to slightly rethink my system of tracking numbers. I think a lot of it is inconsistency in categorization, which is frustrating but ultimately doesn’t affect the total (so I could’ve spent a way healthier ratio of time spent writing this post compared to spreadsheeting for this post ?♀️).
But, I am finally done spreadsheeting. And in total, I spent $28,629.03 in 2018. Continue reading “Everything I spent in 2018”
October 2018: it’s time for a no-spend month
Ah, October. It was a tumultuous month in the market and quite a few bloggers published ugly net worth updates. But hey, I don’t share my net worth so y’all don’t get to see the carnage 😉
Or, well, that particular kind of carnage. You still get to see all of the spending I’ve been doing lately! Continue reading “October 2018: it’s time for a no-spend month”