Our Expenses – December 2016

Wow, was December an intense month over here! You may have noticed that I didn’t really set aside time for blog posting this month between all of the rest of the craziness. I was busy!

Mr. Chedda and I were away from our home for most of the month, between a trip to Milwaukee, a trip to Barcelona, France, and Italy, and staying at our parents’ houses for holiday festiveating!

All of that time spent on trips made our expenses really funky this month.

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Our Expenses – November 2016

Being able to look at the details of other people’s budgets and expenses is one of my favorite things about the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) community. It appeals to my voyeuristic side and it’s a no-nonsense way to see exactly how people assign value to different pieces of their lives. I’ve never tracked our household expenses in detail before, but keeping myself accountable is part of the mission of this blog, so here we go!

This month we spent $3,148.55. That seems reasonable, but since I don’t track our expenses on a monthly basis, I can’t really tell how it will stack up against future months. What did all that money buy us? Continue reading “Our Expenses – November 2016”

The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part III – Final Roundup

If you’re just joining the Free Hawaiian Vacation series, take a look at Part I – Intro and Flights, then check out Part II – Hotels.

As my new husband and I flew home from Kauai in our cushy, free, first class seats, we clinked our champagne glasses together and both realized how absurd our trip had been. Continue reading “The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part III – Final Roundup”

The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part II – Hotels

If you’re just tuning in, read my Part I – Intro and Flights writeup first.

As I mentioned in my October Hobby Update, we stayed at some pretty swanky hotels on our trip to Hawaii. Remember the remote control toilet? Here’s a rundown of all the places we stayed, and how we got them for free! Continue reading “The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part II – Hotels”

The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part I – Intro and Flights

We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and the hotels we stayed in and the first class airfare to and from the islands were totally free, exclusively through the power of credit card bonuses! Continue reading “The Free Hawaiian Vacation Part I – Intro and Flights”