August 2013 Budget Roundup = $208,293.50 a decrease of $3411.66 or -1.61%
#*&$*!#^!( WEBSITE / BLOG HOSTING PROBLEMS
You may have noticed just how awful my site became when I left on vacation.
Basically, my theme totally tanked about a week after I left for Europe by having major stylesheet issues, and then my hosting service (Bluehost) was not doing me any favours either by going down and basically being #*$&@*(#%&.
By the time I got to the end of August I couldn’t take it any longer.
I switched hosts (am with MDD Hosting now), and bought a theme for the site which I am trying my darndest to keep as standard as possible.
I am so sorry for all of the mess you had to experience while I was gone, but I guess I am being punished for it accordingly as you are not coming back to the blog.
EUROPE IS NO LONGER MY JAM
I was 100% fully in Europe, and starting to get weary of it all. The crisis just became worse from when we last visited in 2009 and frankly, I am not going to go back any more.
Everything is too expensive now, the quality has dropped significantly to the point where Canada and the U.S. has far better food to offer than Europe (at least, where I visited in France and Spain).
I could not be happier to be a Canadian. Just look at how beautiful our natural landscapes are!
INCOME = $525.88
EXPENSES = $1798.76
TOP 5 CATEGORIES OF SPENDING
SAVED: On Rent
Wasn’t here to pay rent, so didn’t pay it!
SPENT: A lot on Wardrobe
Wait until you see my epic haul from August.
SPLURGED: On a Pedicure
I don’t normally get pedicures but my feet totally needed it.
NET WORTH = $208,293.50 a decrease of $3411.66 or -1.61%
NET WORTH FROM THE PAST 12 MONTHS
MY 5 FAVOURITE POSTS THIS MONTH
- Retirement savings rule: How much do you need to save?
- Why the ones who look the richest are really the poorest
- When you say you’re frugal, are you really just cheap?
- Freelancers should treat themselves like a business
- Coco Chanel: Wildly successful and financially independent
BEST ARTICLES I READ THIS MONTH
One. What stock options are from Joy of Her Every Cent Counts: Faux Golden Handcuffs: A tale of startup stock options.
Two. The frugality and humility of American football player Alfred Morris is a great spotlight by Debt Blag on being frugal as a virtue.
Three. Cassie muses on the authenticity of buying souvenirs while on vacation, something I personally struggle with as well when I travel.
Four. Want to throw a Star Wars themed party? I think what they did was fantastic and beyond creative.
Five. Monevator is thinking of throwing money into Europe. I am too.
Six. Leslie tackles the question of dealing with family members who think they’re entitled to YOUR MONEY.
Seven. PK asks if you made more money than you did 6 years ago.
Eight. High quality furniture really does cost less in the long-run, so sayeth millionaires next door.
Nine. Vanessa brings up great points about what being a celebrity costs you.
Ten. JT delivers the secret of beating the stock market by 200%.
BLOG FEATURES OF THE MONTH
Due to my horrible transition from one blog host to another, my theme giving me problems, having limited internet access.. all of this spells disaster for blog anything.
No more goddamn server problems, hosting SNAFUs and theme breakdowns.
Gawd…. if I never have to fix this stupid blog again it’ll be a blessing.