August 2019 Income & Expenses – Savings Rate: 61 % !

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Another great month in terms of savings! Here is my income & expenses for august 2019!

Seems like you loved the flow diagram from last month, so I’ll make it this month as well! The flow diagram visualizes both my income, expenses & savings in the same figure.

The currency is as always USD $.


Here is what my income looked like in august:

My income this month was $4856,3. As you can see most of it (88 %) was from my day job.

The post “Rent from partner” is for the shared cost (housing). My fiancee transfers to me, and then I pay the bill. This month I had to loan some money from my partner to put into my investing account (the rent is 0 % ofc, and it will appear as an expense next month).


Here is what my expenses looked like in august:

My expenses this month was $1892,4. A bit higher than normal this month due to a summer vacation.

I’m happy with spending “only” $1892,4 even if I’m far away from breaking my record low expenses from april!

As always I strive to reach a passive income level of $2000/month,  it would mean I would be financially free! More on that in the net worth report.

I really consider buying things before I actually do it. FIRE has made me save a lot of money, but at the same time I sometimes blame myself for spending money on things that I know I could survive without (fancy dinners eg.).

It feels good in the moment, but it doesn’t give me enough pleasure to defend the high costs.

Tracking my expenses is motivating and fun. It really makes me think twice about buying things.

Savings rate

This month’s savings rate was 61 %. My goal this year was a savings rate above 60 %.  I will keep pushing to increase my savings rate, but I don’t want to do it in trade of having a good life every month.

It feels too good to load up my index funds, and in the next post about my net worth you’ll see how my progress are.

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2 Replies to “August 2019 Income & Expenses – Savings Rate: 61 % !”

  1. Congrats for your report.

    I really enjoy your graph and your full transparency.
    I am also a free financial seeker and invested 50k€ in P2P Lending to have 12% interest rate.

    1. route2fi says: Reply

      Thank you, mate! 🙏
      Best of luck with your journey!

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