My plan for this year is to keep my expenses under $10k and so far I am on target to do that. Of course there is a lot of time left in the year for something to go wrong. I was curious how much a $10k a year budget translates to as a daily amount. My calculations put the daily budget for $10k a year at $27.40 rounded up. This does not seem like very much money to live on and the daily budget number could be a little intimidating when first making plans to live on a $10k budget.
On the other hand the daily budget number looks great when you look at it from the perspective of how much income you need to make. I have a goal of making $10k a year in alternative and passive income. Earning an average of $27.40 a day looks pretty easy. I don’t make that much money from my blogging and alternative income now but the figure certainly seems attainable. My blogging income from last year would cover about 40% of the days in a year. My dividend income would cover about half a month. That puts me close to having half the year covered. I just need to find some additional sources of income and/or increase my current income streams to cover the rest of the year. I probably won’t reach the $10k level in alternative/passive income this year but the goal is close enough that it seems realistic that I’ll make it in the next few years. Being able to see progress and knowing I don’t have to wait too long for the payoff should make it easier to stay on track towards my goal of having $10k a year in alternative and passive income.