Category: calculations

budgeting, calculations, food, good ideas, October Challenge

October Challenge: Complete!

If my sources are correct, it is now November, which means that my October Challenge to purchase zero restaurant food or takeout is officially over. Rather than going through each day individually (since it occurred to me that maybe it is a bit of a leap to assume that just because you are reading my blog, …

awareness, calculations

The Great Yoga Calculation

Ok, folks, this has been a long time coming. I’ve changed a lot of my spending and saving behavior over the past ten months or so since I had my *Aha!* moment of finally becoming financially conscious. I’ve started tracking my spending religiously, contributing to my Roth IRA each month as well as to my Betterment …

budgeting, calculations, food, October Challenge

October Challenge: Week Two Completed!

I’m proud to announce that I’m halfway through my October Challenge to not buy any restaurant food or takeout, and so far so good! Here’s a rundown of what I did for dinners and weekend meals this past week, as these are the times I would typically resort to takeout:

awareness, calculations, small potatoes

Small Potatoes (and How They Add Up)

So when it comes to adding money to your bank account, there are big potatoes and small potatoes. The paycheck from your full-time job, no matter how much you make, is big potatoes. The $20 bill you found on the ground and the $10 you made from selling an old coffee table on Craigslist are …