May Expenses – $1089.97

June 4, 2014

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for May. Household $420.12 Entertainment $201.88 Transportation $64.05 Food $134.63 Travel $22.50 Student Loan $106.00 Phone $26.81 Health $113.98 Total $1089.97   My May expenses were pretty low, but I didn’t quite make my goal of keeping my expenses under $1000 a month.  The main budget killer this […]

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May 2014 Goals Recap and Other News

June 3, 2014

My goals for May were to write 1000 words a day and exercise 30 minutes a day Monday through Friday. I started off doing well on these goals, but the last half of the month I had very few days where I met these goals. I did get a couple of very short duration document […]

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Katy Trail Bike Ride Bust, Weight Loss Update, and Other Stuff

May 21, 2014

My plan to bike the Katy Trail did not work out as I had hoped. I started my ride last Tuesday and on that day biked a total of 19 miles in five hours. That is very slow for biking on a mostly level path. Just doing that amount wore me out. It was mostly […]

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April Safe Withdrawal Rate 39.23%

May 14, 2014

I didn’t put any money into savings in April and I did not take any money out of savings in April leaving me with a 0% savings rate for April. I could have made a token contribution to savings in April, but since my future income is uncertain I decided not to add to my […]

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Weight Loss Bet Update 1

May 11, 2014

It has now been a month since I made my $3000 weight loss bet at Healthy Wage. I need to lose 30 pounds in six months or I’m out $3000. If I win the bet I’ll get $600 plus my $3000 back. My first month of weight loss has gone great. My starting weight was […]

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Biking the Katy Trail

May 9, 2014

My plan for my next adventure is to bike the Katy Trail. Actually, my plan is to bike it both ways. This is a 237 mile long trail and it has been almost ten years since I last rode a bike so this plan might be overly ambitious. Unless I get a job before next […]

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May 2014 Goals

May 8, 2014

Since I’m back from my hike and currently unemployed it is a good time to set some goals for the month so that I’m not completely lazy. I’m only going to set two goals for this month and they are both pretty easy.  If these seem too easy after a couple of weeks than I […]

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April Income – $3068.26

May 6, 2014

Here is a breakdown of my income for April. Online Income $343.86 Interest $4.00 Dividends $14.64 Cash Back $24.16 Job $2631.60 Bank Bonus $50 Total $3068.26 Note: This is an updated version of this post since the first one I published somehow included the information from last month’s income post rather than the new information […]

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April Expenses – $1336.35

May 3, 2014

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for April. Household $417.73 Entertainment $28.04 Transportation $440.70 Food $191.76 Travel $28 Student Loan $106.00 Phone $26.81 Health $56.31 Total $1336.35   My April expenses were higher than I like.  I spent $380 on repairs for my car or I still would have made it under the $1000 […]

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