Blogging Income Report & Spending (August 2013)

It’s time for the first article in what will hopefully become a series here at Romania Experience: an income report and spending review, all in one place. Since this blog is as much about personal finance and being smart with your money as it is about living in Romania, I think that mixing my online … Read more

I Want to Be a Digital Nomad

We all have plans. We all have goals. We all have dreams. Mine have changed slightly since I was in high school and everything that mattered to me was to become an NBA player (no need to say that it didn’t work out, right?) Today I dream of becoming financially independent, on being able to … Read more

20 Reasons Why I Won’t Lend Money to a Friend (Anymore)

We’ll start with a simple word of advice: DON’T! Don’t lend money to your friends. And I have here 20 reasons why you shouldn’t do it! I was the “good guy” on numerous occasions and I wanted to help. I had and I still have friends that are not doing that well financially and who … Read more

How to Calculate Your Website’s Worth When Selling

So, you think that your website is probably worth a little over $1 Million, right? Unfortunately, that’s probably not true (but, hey, maybe it will someday!) Until you get there though, I say we should first learn how to honestly calculate the true worth of your website, if you’re planning to sell it! In case … Read more

I Am a Dad Now & Back to Blogging

It’s been a very quiet month here at Romania Experience and the biggest reason for this radio silence is the arrival of my first child into this world. Since he decided it’s time to come one month sooner than anticipated, there were a lot of things to do in order to make sure that he … Read more

Setting the First Monthly Budget, Romanian Style

Never in my life until now had I set a monthly budget. Usually, it was reckless spending (or not so reckless when the funds were not here) and checking the balance at the end of the month to see if there’s anything left. Here, in Romania, this is how things usually are: we don’t have … Read more