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Dec 2017

January 1st, 2018 at 09:00 am

This is just a quick rundown on what happened in Dec 2017. I will be posting the overall 2017 numbers next anyway.

Total expense for the month was $3,453.49.

Groceries - $310.88 (this does not include Christmas food spending)

New mobile phone - $210

Garden – spend a little bit of money for the garden $43.13

Car Registration – the biggest cost for the month - $800.80

Eating out - $162.30 was on the high side.


Reading – I took time off from reading this month. I think I’m going to increase my goal next year to 70 books for the year.
63 The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz (2 Dec)
64 The Paradox of Choice Why Less is More - Barry Schwartz (4 Dec)

Decluttering – I’ve been doing a bit more decluttering again. I throw away a lot of old magazines and bunch of books I will never read again.

2 Responses to “Dec 2017”

  1. Dido Says:

    What did you think of "The Paradox of Choice"? Have you heard Barry Schwartz's TED talk?

    My sister is a "Maximizer" and I am a "Satisficer" and I really see the difference this makes in our happiness.

  2. Shiela Says:

    Yeah I liked it and no I have not heard his TED talk. At the start of the book I was like meh about it especially the bit where he kind of went through a summary of a book I just read recently - Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow". But the rest of the book was really good. And I think I'm more a "Satisfier" too, but there are times that I lend towards "Maximizer" (but not as much as my DH). I think I tend to do it when the item is either important or expensive.

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