I've already been further the Retired Early mark as I know it, I passed 40 years of age. As many of you, I probably realized a bit too late that if I am to live long I might not work just as long and I'd need a bit of money to support myself, ooops...
I finally found some time to put together my mini reports about my personal spending for the past year of saving challenge. #BSRI update I am below spending budget (Woo Hoo!), I planned for around 20% savings, finally achieving right above 30%, my highest saving rate ever. However, despite more frugal than usual lifestyle, I … Continue reading 2017 wrap – up
Something strange happens when I start considering investing, I start to fear loosing my assets, loosing my hard earned money but when I go shopping the contentment is here and now, I buy stuff, it makes me happy, it feels real and I don't feel ripped off at all. In fact the more I think … Continue reading Consumption vs Investment
10 months since I have taken the BSRI challenge, so where do I stand ? I have done OK I guess...
6 months since I have taken the BSRI challenge, so where do I stand ?
I've talked earlier about different methods to do your own budget, clearly using a pencil and a sheet of paper and a calculator is the way to go if you are no too familiar with spreadsheets. Interestingly enough though, spreadsheets are not that new... Digging the past The first time ever you could use a … Continue reading Spreadsheets
How long before retiring, how much to save ? Two crucial questions that a bit of spreadsheet magic can help answering... Let say you start work at 25, with 35KE p/a, free of debt, and ten year later you manage to get paid 45KE p/a Your budget on average might look like this: Then we … Continue reading A few calculations