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
Budgeted Living Experiment project
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
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
€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