March 2019 Financial Update

march 2019

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:


Car Insurance $121.75
Car Maintenance $90.00
Car Parking $81.20
Cash $6.00
Dating $116.68
Entertainment $80.67
Fitness $30.33
Food $390.80
Gas $44.19
Grooming $24.00
Internet $14.13
Laundry $4.75
Medical $17.59
Phone $53.11
Rent $863.75
Subscriptions $4.99
Supplies $28.23
Transit/Tolls $90.00

Non-Overhead Expenses

Dating ($116.68) – Three dinners at a new cheap but delicious Korean restaurant, and a play at Tarragon Theatre with under-35 priced tickets. Terrific.

Entertainment ($80.67) – Bought a new video game, saw two movies (Us and How to Train Your Dragon 3…), and went out to brunch with a friend.

Fitness ($30.33) – Went four times.

Food ($390.80) – Had some expensive lunches at work and stocked up on some major bulk goods. This is pretty high compared to other months.

Gas ($44.19) – A tank of gas visiting my girlfriend’s mother in Waterloo and seeing my parents.

Grooming ($24.00) – One haircut.

Supplies ($28.23) – Some household needs.

Transit ($90.00) – Self explanatory. Walked a lot.

Investment Income (+$303.59)

Inclusive of savings accounts, realized gains and dividend income, I netted $303.59 in February, for $849.05 on the year passively.

Net Worth Update (+$12,495.60)

My net worth increased to $309,690.83, with a big kudos going to my tax refund when I finally deducted close to $30,000 in RRSP contributions that I had been silently stockpiling.

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Author: stretchingeverydollar

Starving artist to Debt Free MBA. Attempting to retire early.

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