Are You Part of the Rockstar Finance Forums?

This is just a quick aside (and a chance for me to see what the “Aside” format of my WordPress theme looks like) to point you to the Rockstar Finance Forums if you haven’t already visited. I’ve only been a member for a few days, but I’ve not only enjoyed myself, I’ve received some really valuable answers to questions I’ve asked. It’s a place for all personal finance/FIRE people to hang out and chat. It would be good to see more Aussies there as well! If you decide to sign up… Head to my poll I’m curious as to what walks of life we FI people come from. Results so … Show Me More!

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ETT Budget Breakdown with YNAB – Quality of Life Goals/Just for Fun

I love seeing how other people budget, getting down to the nitty-gritty of their categories and numbers, but I don’t feel it is fair to gain value out of what others are contributing without contributing something ourselves. As promised, here is the seventh Budget Breakdown for the Enough Time Machine. This represents how much we budget per month, not necessarily how much we spend. This week we are looking at Quality of Life and Fun! Now we are getting to the more rewarding part of our budget. As I said in my previous post, your budget is not out to make you miserable. If you have the capacity and all of your obligations/needs covered, it is important to have … Show Me More!

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ETT Budget Breakdown with YNAB – Food

I love seeing how other people budget, getting down to the nitty-gritty of their categories and numbers, but I don’t feel it is fair to gain value out of what others are contributing without contributing something ourselves. As promised, here is the sixth Budget Breakdown for the Enough Time Machine. This represents how much we budget per month, not necessarily how much we spend. This week we are looking at Food.   The food category in our budget is our Achilles heel. We spend totally ridiculous amounts on food; I feel so ashamed, I don’t really want to put this post on the Internet. It’s like losing weight – we know exactly what we should do to reduce … Show Me More!

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ETT Budget Breakdown with YNAB – Pets

I love seeing how other people budget, getting down to the nitty-gritty of their categories and numbers, but I don’t feel it is fair to gain value out of what others are contributing without contributing something ourselves. As promised, here is the fifth Budget Breakdown for the Enough Time Machine. This represents how much we budget per month, not necessarily how much we spend. This week we are looking at Pets. Pets, animal companions, fur babies – the value that they bring to our lives is immeasurable. At this point in time, we have 2 animal companions, cats (pseudo)named Frank and Jelly. The inspiration for Frank’s Internet anonymity moniker is the main character of the British TV show, Shameless. … Show Me More!

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Your Budget Isn’t Out To Get You

We are about halfway through our exploration of the Budget nebula, but we skirted a little too close to an asteroid field, so while we are dead in space effecting repairs it is time for a closer look at the properties of a budget. This was inspired by the post of another Aussie blogger – When The Path Forks (WTPF), named Budget Blunders. Feel free to remove your seatbelt and duck across in the shuttle for a read. We are currently caught in stasis, so you have all the time in the multi-verse. Back and comfortably strapped in? While the post is full of truisms and wisdom regarding the path … Show Me More!