Up Early

I woke up at around 4AM.  Tried to sleep for another hour or so, then gave up and got up.  I went to bed at 10PM so it’s really not that bad.  I’m in another period of not spending any money / all vacations are paid for, so I’ve been thinking about what kind of calculation I could do to distract/inspire myself so I don’t spend my time looking at stuff to spend money on (he said awkwardly, as he watched a video of another man building a computer).

I’ve done the mortgage prepayment to death (I should definitely not count the number of times I’ve run that).  So it seems like the options are either historical spending (Burning Man could use a summary) or future investment calculation.  I really liked the year over year spending comparison.  Maybe I have an older google doc I could update and graph.

The 2016 wasteful spending!  lol.  It hasn’t been updated since 4/29/2016, so sadly there will be a lot to add.  I mean, at least $3k for the new computer and desk stuff.  The vacations, not so much.  Okay, this feels painful.  And the yo-yos!  Ugh.

For simplicity, I’m going to date all the computer stuff at 7/31.

Here’s what I got so far, after looking at Amazon and Ebay (where the vast majority of wasteful spending happens).  I’m ignoring the gifts I purchased on vacation, but I’ll probably breakdown later and add them in.  There’s probably $1-$2k of non-essential vacation spending (isn’t that exactly what all vacation spending is?) I could add to this.

Learning:

  1.  I gave up recording wasteful spending when my terrible yo-yo addiction destroyed savings for the month of May.  I didn’t get back on the horse.
  2. The computer/desk stuff destroyed July.
  3. August and September have been pretty good, relatively.
  4. My wasteful spending categories have basically stayed the same.  My hobbies haven’t changed much, so that makes sense.
  5. Take home pay so far this year is $72,774.47.  Wasteful spending as a percentage of take home pay is 16.2%.  That’s under 20%, but comparing it to the total savings so far this year ($36k), it says that 25% of my “excess” money is going toward waste, and that’s too high.  Given the extra vacation spending, it’s even worse.

Is there a conclusion?  Well, the same conclusion we find every time we do this, Brain.  Try to take over the worl… no, more just like wasteful spending is wasteful, especially the kind where I buy an object for hundreds of dollars only to stick it in a box and never look at it.

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date description cost total
people 1/19/2016 yi going away $54.00 $54.00 54
movie 2/3/2016 X-Files Discs $141.36 $195.36
game 2/4/2016 Playstation Games $17.18 $212.54
education 2/9/2016 financial peace university $102.30 $314.84
game 2/22/2016 Fallout 4 DLC $29.99 $344.83 $290.83
game 3/5/2016 zelda twilight princess $52.16 $396.99
game 3/5/2016 xenoblade chronicles x $46.18 $443.17
yo-yo 3/5/2016 ebay oxy 3 $210.50 $653.67
electronic 3/6/2016 dv84 speakers $335.22 $988.89
electronic 3/6/2016 IKEA LED light $7.62 $996.51
yo-yo 3/12/2016 2 mongooses $212.50 $1,209.01
yo-yo 3/14/2016 Gruntbull Anodizing $20.00 $1,229.01
movie 3/16/2016 videodrome blu ray $12.52 $1,241.53
movie 3/17/2016 sleepwalkers blu ray $12.70 $1,254.23
yo-yo 3/17/2016 mongoose shells $109.55 $1,363.78
yo-yo 3/23/2016 m10 yo-yo evidence $130.50 $1,494.28
yo-yo 3/24/2016 titanium spin top $26.00 $1,520.28
movie 3/24/2016 hurt locker blu ray $10.51 $1,530.79
yo-yo 3/27/2016 oxygene oxy 4 $108.50 $1,639.29
electronic 3/31/2016 echo dot $97.86 $1,737.15 $1,392.32
pen 4/2/2016 fountain pen ink $34.11 $1,771.26
game 4/14/2016 PSN subscription $39.99 $1,811.25
pen 4/20/2016 namiki vanishing point $87.00 $1,898.25
movie 4/20/2016 movies and ink $51.99 $1,950.24
music 4/26/2016 lemonade beyonce $17.99 $1,968.23
movie 4/29/2016 The Stand DVD $10.83 $1,979.06 $241.91
electronic 5/2/2016 8tb hard drive $348.99 $2,328.05
yo-yo 5/5/2016 Pro-Yo Gold Fusion $334.99 $2,663.04
yo-yo 5/5/2016 Pro-Yo Nucleus $334.99 $2,998.03
yo-yo 5/5/2016 Pro-Yo Isotope 2 $334.99 $3,333.02
yo-yo 5/5/2016 Pro-Yo Crow’d Fusion $1,514.00 $4,847.02
yo-yo 5/9/2016 Pro-Yo Crow’d Fusion Sig $1,256.95 $6,103.97
sports 5/19/2016 freeline skates $134.83 $6,238.80
sports 5/21/2016 rip stik $60.89 $6,299.69 $4,320.63
movie 6/5/2016 twin peaks blu ray $59.80 $6,359.49
yo-yo 6/15/2016 SB1 Prototype $1,200.00 $7,559.49
electronic 6/18/2016 2 usb drives $62.00 $7,621.49
electronic 6/20/2016 3 usb drives $107.64 $7,729.13
movie 6/22/2016 red white blue $11.79 $7,740.92 $1,450.82
game 6/24/2016 steam borderlands presequel 9.59 $7,750.51
pen 7/12/2016 Yafa Executive Pencil $11.00 $7,761.51
game 7/12/2016 borderlands handsome $17.11 $7,778.62
book 7/14/2016 nouns swarm a verb $25.49 $7,804.11
game 7/22/2016 uncharted collection ps4 $22.98 $7,827.09
electronic 7/24/2016 1 tb ssd for photos $313.81 $8,140.90
movie 7/24/2016 ghostbusters movie $29.98 $8,170.88
movie 7/24/2016 men in black movie $13.49 $8,184.37
game 7/24/2016 batman ps4 game $19.60 $8,203.97
book 7/24/2016 comic $9.98 $8,213.95
book 7/24/2016 comic $9.79 $8,223.74
movie 7/24/2016 dvd $12.87 $8,236.61
movie 7/24/2016 dvd $11.33 $8,247.94
game 7/24/2016 until dawn ps4 $21.34 $8,269.28
electronic 7/24/2016 usb 3 adapter cable $11.04 $8,280.32
electronic 7/31/2016 Asus Strix Gaming GTX 1080 $706.55 $8,986.87
electronic 7/31/2016 Intel 6700k unlocked cpu $380.45 $9,367.32
electronic 7/31/2016 Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD $313.81 $9,681.13
electronic 7/31/2016 GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev 1.0) $163.05 $9,844.18
electronic 7/31/2016 Corsair H100i v2 CP cooler $120.00 $9,964.18
electronic 7/31/2016 Windows 10 64bit DVD $90.00 $10,054.18
electronic 7/31/2016 evga supernova 650W $108.74 $10,162.92
electronic 7/31/2016 Thermaltake Core v21 case $60.00 $10,222.92
electronic 7/31/2016 Noctua 140mm PWM fans $45.66 $10,268.58
electronic 7/31/2016 Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2/Wireless AC/B/G/N Band Dual Frequency 2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz Expansion Card $39.94 $10,308.52
electronic 7/31/2016 Noctua NF-F12 Radiator Fans $37.96 $10,346.48
electronic 7/31/2016 Noctua Nf-A14 FLX fan $21.67 $10,368.15
electronic 7/31/2016 Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter $12.99 $10,381.14
electronic 7/31/2016 Smays USB 3.0 Motherboard 20Pin to 2 Port USB 3.0 Female Adapter External Cable $8.99 $10,390.13
electronic 7/31/2016 StarTech.com DP2MDPMF6IN 6in DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort Video Cable Adapter $8.15 $10,398.28
electronic 7/31/2016 Apple Cinema Display (used) $400.00 $10,798.28
electronic 7/31/2016 Aeron Chair (used) $300.00 $11,098.28
electronic 7/31/2016 Ergotech Freedom Arm (x2) $173.98 $11,272.26
electronic 7/31/2016 Office Chair Mat $59.04 $11,331.30
electronic 7/31/2016 Desk (used) $40.00 $11,371.30
electronic 7/31/2016 Apple Cinema Display Extender $32.61 $11,403.91
electronic 7/31/2016 Home Depot Supplies (screws/washers to assemble table) $3.00 $11,406.91
electronic 7/31/2016 Razer Deathadder Gaming Mouse $55.99 $11,462.90
electronic 7/31/2016 Steam Controller $38.00 $11,500.90
electronic 7/31/2016 Xbox One Controller Wireless Adaptor $25.00 $11,525.90
electronic 7/31/2016 Amoner 3Pack 10ft Nylon Braided High Speed USB 2.0 A Male to Micro USB Male Cable $10.99 $11,536.89
electronic 7/31/2016 SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) $9.78 $11,546.67
electronic 7/31/2016 Mini Displayport to Displayport Cable $8.00 $11,554.67
electronic 7/31/2016 VELCRO Brand – ONE-WRAP Cable Management, Thin Self-Gripping Cable Ties $6.88 $11,561.55 3820.63
game 8/2/2016 doom 30 $11,591.55
game 8/4/2016 steam games 27.2 $11,618.75
game 8/5/2016 starcraft 2 legacy void $43.37 $11,662.12
game 8/6/2016 pc batman arkham knight 24.99 $11,687.11
game 8/13/2016 mafia ii steam 7.99 $11,695.10
electronic 8/15/2016 rc quadcopter $22.07 $11,717.17
game 8/16/2016 gta v steam 40.19 $11,757.36
electronic 8/22/2016 7 port usb hub $23.00 $11,780.36
game 8/26/2016 ashes singularity steam 13.59 $11,793.95 232.4
game 9/4/2016 witcher 3 PC steam 49.99 $11,843.94
book 9/5/2016 Body Building Guide 6.13 $11,850.07
sports 9/5/2016 20 lb free weights 38.72 $11,888.79
electronic 9/8/2016 Norelco Mulitgroom $20.63 $11,909.42 115.47
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