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.
Every month, I post my expenses and other data about my life. I’m a bit behind, but here is January’s.
It’s March 1st, and we’re officially 1/6th done with 2017. Which is terrifying, given all the things on my plate for this year. This month is a packed month.
For 2017, I’m focusing on goals that are business actions not outcomes. Because I need hustle & grace.
I’ve been posting my new years resolutions online and then reviewing my success at the end of the year. 2016 was a giant cluster of crazy where absolutely nothing worked out the way it was planned. 2016, in a nutshell, was unpredictable: 3 totally different careers, a jump into self-employment, moving house with a week’s notice, a crazy presidential election, and, well, we’ll see how that did in the resolutions:
I set 15 resolutions for 2015. How did I do? (For each resolution that has a beeminder graph, I’ve linked the the graph with a bee icon). Buy Focal: radical budget documentation – taking a photograph of every single purchase for an entire year. Success! I did that thing. You can view it here. I…
Everyone else is posting their year-in-reviews so I thought I’d start with the most important one. This is a photo of every single whiskey and whiskey-based cocktail I purchased in the year 2015. I purchased these in 5 US States and DC, 7 countries, one ship, and 6 airplanes.