If you read the headline and think: “What the f*** is Kakeibo?!”
Then go and read Part One first. It has been amazing how big of an impact it has done to my finances that I started to take note of every cent. Even though there is a big difference in living in Asia, and couch surfing in Denmark. I’m still convinced that this single habit is the best to stay on top of your finances.
To summarize. I have four categories that give to my expenses.
In April I had the following spending in the four categories:
Category 1 = 1.552 DKK (231 $)
Category 2 = 899 DKK (134 $)
Category 3 = 450 DKK (67 $)
Category 4 = 0 DKK
Total spending = 2.901 DKK (432 $)
Average amount pr. transaction = 161 DKK (24 $)
Average amount pr. day = 96.7 DKK (14 $)
Average transaction/day = 0,6
|Cat||April 2020||March 2020||% Improv.|
|Averages||April 2020||March 2020||% Improv.|
|Amount pr. trans||186||161||16|
|Amount pr. day||456||97||370|
Couch Surfing and Cooking
It seems like it is way cheaper to cook for people to borrow their couch. That is what I have been doing the last month. Visiting family and friends in every corner of the country, and just showing up with a bag of food (and beer) and do some cooking.
Category 2 is the one that I would like to keep as low as possible. Preferably 0. But a 778 % improvement is a quantum leap!
And a 370 % improvement on my “Amount pr. day” isn’t that shabby either.
Tomorrow I will do 13 days of sailing in Denmark with two of my friends. And I think that will have an impact on this project.
A fellow danish money blogger is this post. His name is John, and he writes in danish about hands-on money-saving tips and other money/finance related stuff at vilebo.dk