Interested in making net worth progress graphs that look just like mine? Do you also want an introduction to computer programming in R? Well, what a coincidence, this post will cover both of those things! Read on to learn how to graph your net worth using R! Continue reading “Graph Your Net Worth Using R”
It’s been an excellent month in the Chedda household. My knitted monsters are coming along nicely, we celebrated a joyous Thanksgiving with Mr. Chedda’s family, and Mr. Chedda put in his notice at his shoddy job.
I covered the expenses side of the month’s money happenings yesterday—we kept our spending on groceries pretty low but paid for two weekend trips and a new laptop. Now let’s delve into the income and net worth side of things. Continue reading “Net Worth and Income – November 2015”
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”
There are times in life when you do something or learn something that will permanently change how you think of things going forward.
Those inflection points usually seem so happenstance and sometimes insignificant at the time, but they profoundly change the direction of your life. Continue reading “3 Moments that Forever Changed my Financial Trajectory”
Last Sunday we bought a car. On Saturday I was still a naive public transportation weirdo who had never set foot in a car dealership. By Monday I was a hardened negotiator, with my very own working automobile. Well, sort of. Continue reading “5 Steps for Buying a Used Car in a Single Day”
As I wrote my first few posts on this blog, I spent a lot of time thinking about what aspects of my life I should share with you all. I’m not at all interested in publishing lies about myself, because the whole point of the blog is to hold me accountable for my financial decisions and to make a time capsule of how my life looks at each step along this winding road to financial independence.
At the same time, I’m hesitant to publish the whole truth. Continue reading “Our Financial Un-independence”
What do you do with your extra savings when you run out of tax advantaged retirement accounts to put your money in? Mr. Chedda and I ran into this problem (but can you really call it a problem?) earlier this year. Continue reading “Opening a 529 Plan When You Don’t Have Any Kids”