What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get managed – which led to doing a horrible job of tracking expenses until the end of the year. Some of the extra spending couldn’t be helped – like dad dying – but we’ve got a bunch of self-inflicted wounds. I know I said I’d reveal my FI number as my next post – but I needed to lay out our 2018 spending and 2019 budget to give some context. All I’ve got to say is – Blarg.
We had a 40ish% savings rate last year, which is great, but when you look at the hard numbers, our spending was much closer to Dumpster fire than the DadBodFIRE I’m aiming for. We might as well have just set a pile of cash on fire. [Read more…] about 2018 Dumpster FIRE Spending and 2019 Budget