The trees are starting to look bare, daylight hours are scarce, and there are delightful Christmas lights up everywhere: must be December! And that means it’s time for a breakdown of November’s spending. Continue reading “November 2017: raking in the cash, spending all the cash”
October 2017: the calm before November’s spending storm
This month I visited the west coast for the first time, got a part-time weekend job, and tried (and in some cases failed) to resist the urge to spend money.
I also went hiking a bunch (fall foliage yay!), bought a plane ticket for the second month in a row (super unusual for me), and got yet another reminder of how much I love my car! Continue reading “October 2017: the calm before November’s spending storm”
September 2017: hiking, meetups, and a few surprises
I thought this spending report was going to be short and sweet, essentially “I went hiking a bunch of times this month, here’s a pretty picture and then some numbers,” but oh no, there’s a lot that happened in September. Continue reading “September 2017: hiking, meetups, and a few surprises”
August 2017: Fitbits and roadtrips
It’s hard to believe that August is already over, although the definite fall feel in the air does certainly help! But it is, and therefore it’s time for another monthly spending report. Continue reading “August 2017: Fitbits and roadtrips”
July 2017: car windows and Craigslist
Oy. Two weeks ago was an unexpectedly busy week and I didn’t actually mean to disappear but that’s just what ended up happening. Last week I was at the beach with my family and bless me, I legitimately went into the week thinking I’d sit down some afternoon and write up some posts to schedule during the week to make up for the disappearance. Jokes. Beach week is for going to the ocean twice a day, reading, sleeping, and eating too much. There’s just no room for blogging in all that vacationing!
But I’m back and here to talk about this month in my finances. Continue reading “July 2017: car windows and Craigslist”
June 2017: a net positive month!
Ah, June, you lovely, lovely month. To be fair, my income was inflated because I was underpaid the last week of May and my paycheck on June 2nd made up for that. It’s sorta cheating, but you know what? I’m going to take it. July is off to an extremely expensive start so let’s focus on the (net positive!) numbers for June instead: Continue reading “June 2017: a net positive month!”
May 2017: the Azores and a wedding
This month in Erin’s finances saw a trip to the Azores and a weekend trip up to New Jersey for one of my best friends’ wedding, so it was certainly an atypical month. I’m just going to jump right in with all the gory numbers from May: Continue reading “May 2017: the Azores and a wedding”
April 2017: my first spending report
So. I’d planned to write a few posts ahead of time and schedule them to publish later or at the very least to do an “I’m on vacation and therefore on hiatus for a bit!” post before I left for Boston/the Azores, but man that totally did not happen. I’m going to blame that on the fact that we were supposed to fly out of Boston for the Azores the evening of Monday, May 1 and get back at 5:00pm on Sunday, May 7 so we could drive all evening/into the morning so I could get back to work on Monday the 8th. But then there was a strike, either involving Portuguese security staff or the cabin crews (unclear which tbh) for May 1-2 that affected our flight. Continue reading “April 2017: my first spending report”