August 2015 Budget & Shopping Ban Update

Last month, I chose not to work much mid-month, so I could travel and spend time with a friend in need. As a result, I only invoiced for $4,773, which left me with no extra money to save for retirement or personal goals. I shouldn’t say “only” – I know

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The End of Summer Book Giveaway

One of the challenges I set for myself during the second year of my shopping ban is to only read books I already own, and not even use the library while I try to get through them. While unpacking the last few boxes of stuff I have, I found my (much smaller) book

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July 2015 Budget & Shopping Ban Update

You’re going to think I’m a dork for saying this, but it was really fun to piece together a new format for these monthly budget posts. Years ago, I used to share my budgeting “plan” at the beginning of the month, then show you how the final numbers came out at the

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