Monthly Expenses

June 2013 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on July 22, 2013

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June was a pretty busy month for me. I got into contract for Rental Property #3 and was pretty swamped at work. As a result, I actually spent even [click to continue…]


May 2013 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on June 9, 2013

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My goal this year is to save 80% of my net income. This includes income from all sources: W-2, bonuses, 401k contributions, ESPP, stock options, RSU’s, rental properties, dividends, etc.

This is my first update in a few months as I had been [click to continue…]


January 2013 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on February 3, 2013

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The goal for 2013 is to average an 80% savings rate throughout the year. With the short-sale approval being triggered this month, I had a feeling that 2013 might get off to a [click to continue…]


December 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on January 6, 2013

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December 2012

December is now in the books, and my first year of dividend investing (and intense savings) has come to a finish! Prior to 2012, the path to early financial independence was [click to continue…]


November 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on December 1, 2012

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November was a decent month for savings. I didn’t do spectacular, but I didn’t do terrible either. I think [click to continue…]


October 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on November 3, 2012

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October was a great month for savings. Not only did I receive my signing bonus for the year, but I also tightened up on spending, and deployed more capital to purchase even more stocks. At times, the market was pretty beat up in October, so I tried to use this to my advantage by picking up shares of [click to continue…]


September 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on October 4, 2012

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Last month was not one of my better months for savings as I recorded a year low savings ratio of only 42%. I kept that data point in mind heading into September. Now that the month has closed and all my credit cards have been paid for, it’s time to see how [click to continue…]


August 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on September 12, 2012

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August was my first month on the new job. As a result, I had more disposable income than in any previous month. You would think that because of this (and because I’m so frugal :)), my savings rate would reach an all time high! [click to continue…]


July 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on August 12, 2012

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July was a busy month as I was focused on closing escrow on my first rental property. As a result, there were some additional costs associated with closing. The appraisal and credit report totaled $461 and the HO6 insurance was $340. Title transfer fees, and other various closing fees came out close to $3000. Since buying an investment property is not something I foresee doing on a monthly [click to continue…]


June 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on July 9, 2012

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I apologize for the lack of updates on the site as of late. I have been out of town the last few weeks on a business trip, and it has been difficult for me to find the time to post. Here is an update on my monthly expenses for the month of June.

For this month, the spending was somewhat irregular, since I was [click to continue…]


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