This is a summary after one month of my 3-month Budgeted Living Experiment. While I set a monthly budget of €5K, I actually spent €5,7K in the first month. I keep reminding myself that this isn't a cost-saving experiment; it's merely trying to observe my spending and identify potential
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I love optimizing stuff. Plus, who doesn't like feeling in control? —And the best way to be in control of your life is to live intentionally and design it to your liking. "Designing your whole life is impossible," you may say, but what if you break it down into small,
As I keep working on my path toward financial independence, I keep asking myself: "What am I optimizing for?" While I'm not completely sure about the answer, I do have an answer, and it's a transformation to a career of writing and being a Creator. I've been working on newsletters,
Here's a recap of the first week of running my Budgeted Living Experience. I spent €854,23 for a daily burn rate of €106,78. Top category: Health I spent €452,68, or about 53%, on Health, which includes monthly gym membership, physiotherapy, and spa services. I see all these
Well, it's Day 3, actually, but it's the first day since I actually put together a spreadsheet and started to follow things. Today I spent €252,73 as I had a number of errands lined up, and the biggest part went for my Health, namely for the gym subscription and
€15K budget for the next 3 months — my Budgeted Living Experiment!
Looking at my Google Sheets file, my net worth dropped by €51.341,61 between December 2021 and December 2022. I chalk this up to a combination of macroeconomic (market) situations and some dumb choices. For the record, I am not calculating my primary residence in my net worth since