Every month, we detail our expenses*. While we list the dollar amount we have spent, we don’t give out information about our combined earnings.
However, in our own private spreadsheets, we track our savings rate very closely. For us, it’s one of the best indicators of whether or not we are meeting our goals and on our way to retiring early in July 2023.
We are back after our short Christmas hiatus. We hope everyone enjoyed the break and wish everyone a very Happy 2017!
Our Christmas Eve dinner for two.
For us, December was a spendy month!
With only a few days left to go until Christmas, we thought it would be fitting to detail how we like to celebrate.
My Christmas stocking.
Frugality, family and fun are at the top of our list for the Christmas season!
As we mentioned in our November Expense Report, Poopsie and I were inspired by Our Next Life to give camping a go. So we packed up our little red car and hit the road.
Our destination was Brooms Head, about thirty minutes outside of Yamba.
Poopsie and I both feel like November was one of our most expensive months of the year- at least that’s how it felt.
As it turns out, we still managed a savings rate of over 50%! That always makes us happy.
I am once again handing over the reigns to Poopsie to tell you all about our new mobile service provider. Enjoy!
We get great joy in optimising and efficientising as much as we possibly can in our life. In that spirit, as well as not paying for services we really don’t need, I set out to see what was out there in the mobile phone world that would offer us better value for money (and as a side benefit, bring value to others lives as well).
Enter Jeenee Mobile…
If you’re a regular reader here, you know that at the end of each month, we publish our expenses. When we do that at the end of November, you will notice that a total of $158 was spent on shoes this month!
The shoes in this photo served me very well.
Many moons ago, before I discovered Mr Money Mustache and the entire concept of early retirement, I decided I wanted a new car.
The evolution of our car ownership.
Ottawa was the next stop on our big adventure.
Another month down, another expense report to tally up and publish.
We actually achieved our highest savings rate ever in the month of October! And that’s despite having a large bill we shouldn’t ever have again and spending a fair bit in the travel category.