I last sat at this desk, pumping out a blog about my spending, seeking some odd validation of how good I was at saving money. After I published that post, I sat back, exhausted. Was this blog making me happy? Do people even care?
I know some of you do. I’ve received kind messages since I self-instituted a cone of silence. People asking when I would post again, or if I had died. So no, I am not dead, I am still here.
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Spring is here! Taxes are due, the weather is warming and life is good.
This March, I spent $2062.17 for a savings rate of 69.3%. Here’s what that looked like:
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February in Toronto frankly has been appalling. Several winter storms. Freezing cold. Limited daylight.
But I suppose the upside in all of this is that being kept indoors really limits your chance to spend money unnecessarily. This February, I spent a low-spending record of $1846.53 for a savings rate of 75%! Here’s what that looked like:
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I’ve been so positively anti-home ownership for the longest time. I write about how it’s a thing your parents tell you to do with no understanding of today’s reality or how I’d rather buy a good mattress instead. I’m so anti-house, I laugh at those spending hundreds of thousands on dinky properties within the city.
Until I fell for one.
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A very late update – but I’ve been ultra-busy. New job, new hobbies (I blame you free Xbox I won from work!) have kept me away from reflecting on my finances. Bad, eh?
In January, I spent $1869.07 for a savings rate of 73.36% with a net worth gain of $12,707.28. Yes – that’s absolutely huge, but a lot of it has to with the recovering markets after a tough December, not to mention my new job’s generous compensation package which includes all sorts of frills like stock incentives, RRSP match, etc.
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A record month of spending and saving!
What a month!
This month I spent an all-time one month high of $3,460.64 (blame Cyber Monday and some frivolity), but also recorded a record 84.29% savings rate with a net worth gain of $19,135.05. Talk about huge! This will decrease the ret of the way, but I did surpass $200K in net worth far ahead of schedule!
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