November is the month I really tried to get my side gig off the ground. This effort was reflected in my spending. But since I was busy with that project I couldn’t spend a lot of money on other things. So my monthly numbers aren’t that bad.
Income: 2 287,35 euro
Expenses: 1 625,02 euro
Savings : 662,33 euro or 29%
Income was my regular paycheck from work plus a gift from the parents. Nothing exiting to report here.
As I do every month I transferred 1 100 euro to our joint account to pay the mortgage, utilities and grocery shopping.
Extra food was 71,80 euro because I eat too much pizza. And even eating from home does not eliminate this expense completely it seems.
Gas for the Vespa was once again 8,40 euro. Standing still for too long isn’t good so I on occasion use the Vespa to go somewhere (like to go get exta food at the supermarket, I know, I know …).
Mobile phone was 12 euro, because no calls out of bundle.
I paid for Netflix (Belgium is once a gain in a semi lockdown) this month: 16 euro
Expenses for the side gig : 411,82 euro
The side gig is why I went over budget this month. The amount isn’t only for the side gig. As explained last month I put all of my online – let’s call it experiments – at one place. So 166,82 euro of hosting costs also cover this site. And the domain name fees for a year also cover financialfreedomsloth. But 153 euro was all for the side gig as it was one year of use for Buddyboss. I am really impressed by their offering. A bit of money and a few days of work and you can have your own litle community up and running without knowing any coda. I first tried it with buddypress, bbpress and a 62 euro thema that should tie all of it together but couldn’t really make it work. So that was 62 euro spend to learn what didn’t work for me. Honestely, the stuff you can do online for 500 euro a year baffles me!