Category: Monthly Expenses

Where our money goes every month

Six Months Jobless and Homeless: Financial Update

It’s been a bit more than half a year since we quit our jobs and took off in a brand new (to us) motorhome. We spent time in two countries, 18 US states & one Canadian province, three national parks, seven or so state parks, lots of BLM campgrounds, National Forests, Wilderness Management areas and the like (these are all free campsites and awesome), spent extended time lounging around...

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June 2016 Expenses

Summer is in full swing and the weather is still perfect here on the West coast – no humidity, no bugs, no surprise storms…why are we moving again? Anyway, it’s that time of the month again: how much money did we spend and where did it go? Here are some highlights from last month: We bought a new home RV and had associated extra fees: gas, DMV registration...

May 2016 Expenses

Wow, times flies: We’re half way through the year! We’ve gotten a bit behind on monitoring our expenses with everything going on in our lives, but I didn’t want to let this habit slip just yet. I finally sat down to take a look at how we did last month, and here are the highlights: Technically, we’re renters again. Our monthly housing expenses seem higher, but it works out...

April 2016 Expenses

Wow! It’s already May, and one third of 2016 is complete. We recently noticed  our expenses have been creeping up this year and April continued that trend with some one-time expenses. It has been a fun month; here’s a quick recap before we go into the specifics: Spent some time in a South Pacific Paridise Bought an electric bike to play with commute longer distances..only moderately impressed, expect a review soon Car tires had...

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March 2016 Expenses

Continuing catching up with belated monthly expenses, a recap of March: Semi-annual property tax payments were due, making this a spendy month Lots of rain made yard work a bit unmanageable and we decided to take the opportunity to get some help catching up on the fruit trees, bushes, and shrubs Realized two days before Good Friday that we had forgot the Little Man’s daycare would be closed. We decided to try looking for a babysitter...

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February 2016 Expenses

It’s been quite the interesting few weeks at the Freedom35 household. As a result, I have been behind in some expense tracking and reporting.  Nevertheless, here is a quick recap of our spending in February: February brought some one-time large payments (auto and home insurance premiums) Started planning for a potential move and used the opportunity to go on a pantry purge and sell a lot unused...

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January 2016 Expenses

Happy 2016 everyone! It’s been a great start to the year for the Freedom35 family. Here is a quick recap of the first month of the year: It’s been one year since we started the blog. We’ve had a lot of fun writing, keeping our selves accountable, learning new things, and meeting like minded people. The Little Man celebrated his first birthday, which we used...

December 2015 Expenses

Continuing with late 2015 expense tracking housekeeping, our final month of expenses for the year, with a couple highlights Cooler nights meant using a bit of heating. We saw the impact of it in our gas and electric bill We took a fun Christmas road trip to visit California’s central coast. Christmas should be spent on a beach right? The month is full of holidays which means spending time hanging...

November 2015 Expenses

Coming to the end of 2015, we’re doing some housekeeping and catching up on reviewing our expenses. Feel free to skip the dated posts; it was important to our goals of keeping ourselves accountable to force us to go over and review everything. As for why we didn’t do it sooner, we’d say it’s because we got busy with a vacation to Mexico, but mainly we got...

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October 2015 Expenses

October has come and gone, and with it another month of expenses. Large one time costs and fun things going on in our life drove up our spending: Quitting means no more work paid cell phones and plan. We’re going to use a combination Airvoice prepaid & monthly plans for now while we figure that out New jobs meant a bit more commuting and travel costs. We’re working on trimming this down...

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