Financial Anarchist

I am a late 20s female from Canada. I work in Public Relations. This blog chronicals my journey from debt to extreme early retirement, where I will escape wage slavery and opt-out of becoming a pawn in the Corporate Monarchy. 2011 Goals: pay off debt, renovate house. 2012 Goals: rent out part of house, bank and invest $100k, semi-retire.

February 2012 Spending

Feb 1 - $27 lunch

Feb 1 - $30 book

Feb 1 - $126 bus pass

Feb 2 - $2 coffee, necessary for an important meeting

Feb 2 - $30 taxi, necessary for meeting believe it or not

Feb 2 - $37 groceries

Feb 2 - $10 dinner

Feb 3 - $60 cell phone

Feb 3 - $8.50 taxi

Feb 5 - $21 taxi

Feb 6 - $9.50 smokes (ugghhh)

Feb 6 - $4 coffee

Feb 7 - $27 dinner (late night at office)

The good news is, I’m living off the cash I make at Side Hustle #1, so this should control spending, keeping it under control.

The end of the month is the RRSP deadline and I plan on making a $5k contribution (I wanted more, orignally…). So far I have about $2k cash for it. I perhaps can scrape together another $1.5k, leaving me with drawing $1.5 from my line of credit. Not as bad as I thought, as long as I stick to this plan :)

Feb 9 - $9 lunch

Feb 9 - $5 course

Feb 9 - $30 drinks

Feb 10 - $8 lunch

Feb 10 - $50 drinks with colleagues

Feb 10 - $8 taxi

Feb 11 - $27 brunch

Feb 11 - $11 wine

Feb 11 - $10 taxi

Feb 13 - $30 personal care (organic cold-pressed coconut oil and almond oil, both of which I use as hair and body face moisturizer…the tubs should last at least 4 - 6 months…I should do a post on skincare products for the ERE woman).

Feb 13 - $33 groceries

Feb 13 - $10 wine

Let’s pause here for a moment. A quick gaze tells me that I’ve probably spent about $600 so far. Which pretty much means that aside from the $8 taxi rides from my Side Hustle, I only have enough room left for my gym membership (still need to cancel), housing expense and cell phone.

Duly noted.

Feb 14 - $68 (65% off) nice boots to tied me over until I can afford quality ones in June

Feb 15 - $96 lux duvet cover and sham. Was 50% off.

Feb 16 - $78 drinks (end of work sendoff #1)

Feb 16 - $904 membership dues. I was debating letting go of this pretentious arts membership for a while, but then, the organizers of a huge cultural festival reached out to me about introducing me to the club to use their venue. So I get sucked back in. One day, I’d like to write a post musing about the pros and cons of paying nearly $1k each year to be a part of this thing.

Feb 17 - $25 drinks, dinner (end of work sendoff #2)

Feb 17 - $1.50 tea

Feb 17 - $37 groceries

Feb 18 - $1.50 tea

Feb 18 - $8 taxi

Feb 19 - $20 drinks #1

Feb 19 - $60 drinks #2

Feb 19 - $40 event tickets

Feb 19 - $6 coatcheck at event

Feb 19 - $20 taxi home

Feb 20 - $1.50 tea

Feb 21 - $4 lunch

Feb 21 - $2 coffee

Feb 21 - $45 cell phone

Feb 21 - $55 gym

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