My first year in business, I made $27,360 gross. Here's what that looks like in terms of my take home pay, and how it compares to when I worked in non-profits.
The time has come: time to own up to my high-spending, globe-trotting year. My goal for 2017 was to spend less than $20,000, which I did not accomplish - let's look at what I spent it on.
Every year, I post my goals for the next year (and then review how I did.) Here's 2018's goals, habit, and my full budget.
In September 2017, I spent 30 days traveling by train, ferry, and bus from Dublin, Ireland to Shanghai, China via the Trans-Siberian Railway. So what does it cost to take a dream trip?
Every year I score myself on how I did on my new year's resolutions. In 2017, I had 50 goals. Here's how I did on them.
June had a week of international travel, plus my first-ever month of taking a paycheck from my own business!
May features a sky-high grocery bill and a decision to make sure I set aside money for dancing.
April - slacking on the gym front this month, indulging in caffeine abuse, and had my annual gym membership fee come due. Otherwise, a pretty boring (that's good!) financial month.
March: The beginning of the travel expenses for the Big Tran-siberian Train Trip - including $20,000 first-class plane tickets for $300. Plus, a dentist visit.
This month was marked by high household expenses, new bike brake pads, and pretty low restaurant spending.