Hi! I guess I should have done this all together, but I didn't. So if you're super interested in me, I made an intro/question thread here: http://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/topic.php?id=1712&replies=4#post-23030
My income varies depending how much I do what.
My expenses are $525/month, but I have more expenses (travel) when I work.
Some money I get paid in bank/check form and some money is cash, which I file. Yes, I pay taxes.
Live a life that I can love 100% of.
Save $30k+ to build a rental next summer.
$800 from gig 1
$977 from the internet (holy shit, how did that happen?)
+ 977 went in the bank
- 300 went to start a secured credit card
- 350 went to bills
+ 800 in cash was divided five ways, so
160 was saved forever
160 was what I spent on gas and food
160 went in all the other files
$1400 from gig 1
$304 from the internet (residual from what I did the month before, I think I underestimated my internet income)
$1251 from gig 3
$1555 went in the bank and I bought a ticket to Texas so I could be with my mom during a medical issue (which meant not working for 4 weeks)
$1400 cash =
280 forever saved
280 on food and stuff (that was hard while travelling)
280 in all the other files
October (I'll just do it cause it's almost over)
$1800 from gig 1
$60 from the internet
$1600-ish anticipated from gig 3
$1660 will go in the bank
TOTAL bank balance will be 4100 - 10 months expenses or one emergency
$1800 cash = +360/file
360 is a lot of spending money and I still have 300 left, including accumulation from the last few months
Forever savings total is $1160
-500 from vehicle envelope for good snow tires
-670 from outfit envelope for a new self defense weapon (my old one, which was free to me, was made out of plastic and would jam half the time, this one should last me forever and hold resale value. also it's shiny and stainless steel!)
I have lots of gig3 scheduled during the first week and hopefully after that the river will be frozen so I can go home! I'm scheduled to come back to town for gig3 thanksgiving weekend.
Hopefully I'm just gonna stay home, make new shelves, cut a bunch of wood, start tanning two moose hides, and perfect the art of killing snowshoe hare with a sling.
On my down time in town I want to finish a new site that'll hopefully make passive income without needing to be updated/maintained all the time.
Also maybe I should make a video while I'm at home, but being winter I might not have enough electricity.