Category Archives: Savings

How much can you save a day?

One of my favorite metrics at the end of the year is to calculate how much we saved per day.  This metric counts every day of the year, whether we work or not.  In 2016, we fell a few quarters … Continue reading

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Milestones!

Ah, that moment when your net worth hits six figures for the very first time…Or when your retirement accounts hit six figures…Or that time when your 401k has as much as your yearly salary.  Those are the moments…the first ones … Continue reading

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January 2017 Expense Review

For this year, I am going to write out my expense posts a little differently.  Rather than compare to previous years directly (which I did because of weather patterns and life happenings), I am going to compare to my goal … Continue reading

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Staying warm in the winter

There are plenty of people out there that are a whole lot more extreme that I am.  They don’t turn on their heat or the keep their heat lower than 55°F or who knows what else.  I’m realistic here: I … Continue reading

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December: End of year savings!

It’s the end of the year!  Let’s check in and see how I did for December and the year end. December: Groceries: -$146.43 Eating out: -$35.45 Gas: -$18.00 Natural gas: $3.45 Electric:  $11.77 Remodel loan: $237.50 To recap the month … Continue reading

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July Savings: At least we saved

July, July, July, where did you go?  It feels like just yesterday I was enjoying you! Groceries: -$153.09 Eating out: $95.16 Gas: $8 Natural gas: $11.58 Electric: $3.59 Remodel loan: $237.50 Note that I removed my mortgage overpayment from the … Continue reading

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June Savings

How did June play out? Let us see: Groceries: $8.22 Eating out: $8.30 Gas: $22.02 Natural gas: $10.76 Electric: -$5.89 Remodel loan: $237.50 Talk about almost even spending over last year! In June I scrounged up $280.91. This is good. … Continue reading

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