how come some of the personal finance bloggers achieve 40 or 50% savings when most of us struggle to save 10% ? I barely hope for 30% myself this year and I feel committed to this. To go beyond that first 10% saving level you can start buying more clever, wait for promotions, buy in … Continue reading The ratchet effect
6 months since I have taken the BSRI challenge, so where do I stand ? I have managed beyond my own expectations so far this first half of the year: My overall saving rate is close to 38%, hoping to maintain a figure above 30% as budgeted for 2017. I didn't went to extreme measures … Continue reading 6 months into saving
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
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Yes I am spending more time than I should on my personnal dashboard. First off I like it. It's never been easier to get you hand on some tutorial on-line helping you with pretty much every construction steps on Excel. I also use Excel at work so it makes it easier I guess to start … Continue reading The benefits of a dashboard
2016 year-end in sight, budgeting for next year already... well not really, 2017 is already done, I will look at 2018 figures, only by copy-pasting 2017 probably; that's the cool thing about automating the process, it takes less time. Still happy about doing my number crunching on Excel though, I am even looking forward to … Continue reading Next year
L'habitude de faire son budget The budget habit Je passe personnellement beaucoup de temps à faire mes comptes personnels. Non pas que ce soit une passion particulière, mais qu'au fil du temps et de mes besoins, il est devenu important de pouvoir se projeter dans le futur proche au moins d'un point de vue financier … Continue reading L’habitude de faire sont budget