So – I downloaded my chequing account into Excel, and tallied it up:
|car + gas + insurance + payments||$13,485.21|
|rent + heat + phone + cable + internet + misc||$14,800.74|
|gifts + holidays + misc||$759.62|
|clothes + CDs + DVDs + books + sundries||$1,525.49|
This is only the spending tracked through the debit card.
I spent almost $25,000 cash on stuff – this would mostly be food, liquor and overseas expenses (London, Cairo, Mexico).
In 1 year, I spent $13,865 on rent, thats a nice downpayment …..
In 1 year, I spent $13,485 to keep a car on the road …..
Here's the kicker, I spent a total of over $84k. Thats nuts! I dont make anywhere near that amount! Where did it all come from? Where did it all go?