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Clo Bare February 2020 Spending Report
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Budgeting Bare: February 2020 Spending Report

February 2020 was a decent month where I FINALLY succeeded in spending some quality time with myself! Which means I also spent a little less money than normal, helping with my yearly budget totals. In this February 2020 Spending…

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Budgeting Bare: January 2020 Spending Report

January 2020 spending report numbers are in, and… drumroll please… it was an expensive month for one-off expenses. I spent nearly $5k in January, about $2k of which wasn’t exactly planned. Taxes hit (spoiler alert: I did not get…

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Budgeting Bare: November 2019 Spending Report

How is November almost over? Wasn’t it August yesterday? I’m pretty sure I’m still stuck in 2015, but somehow it’s almost December and the numbers are in for my November 2019 spending report! Annnnnnnnnnd? I was under budget by…

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Budgeting Bare: October 2019 Spending Report

I interrupt the “Destructive Relationships to Avoid” series to bring you– October 2019 Spending Report! Alrighty, it’s the first month of the second year of budgeting and there’s some cool stuff happening but some big stuff I’m still working…

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Budgeting Bare: June 2019 Spending Report

The numbers are in for the June 2019 spending report, and there’s some good news, some sort-of wins, some surprising realizations, some changed decisions and some explanations. Although things have changed drastically since I posted the May 2019 Spending…

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8 Binge-Worthy Personal Finance Podcasts and Blogs

Personal finance is tricky business. The pursuit of financial independence is not a quick one. It’s a goal requiring time, endless amounts of patience in managing personal finances and determination with very minimal rewards in the process. Sure, there…

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Budgeting Bare: May 2019 Spending Report

This month’s spending report has some pretty big news, and some seriously awesome wins after completely blowing the budget last month. I am happy to report that: My spending is now under control. I was $401 under budget. I…