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...

Why Going to the Gym Is Better than Home Workouts for Me

This type of subject is and will probably always be a tricky one: which is better? Going to the gym or working out at home or jogging? And I don't have the answer to...

June Budget

I hope that we have learned a lot from our last month's budget and that we are ready to create this month a budget that is realistic and hopefully in the right direction when...

May Spendings Review: It’s a Disaster!

My first month of budget watching has ended and I am extremely excited about this. It's the first time when I have written down all the spendings to the last cent and I was...

Shopping Basket Update, Romanian Style

When we talked about the cost of living in Romania, I told you that everything here is extremely cheap. Of course, just as it happens in any other country, we have expensive products and...

Saving Money Is a Real Challenge When You’re Self Employed

As you will see more and more as this blog gets bigger and stuffed with articles, the Romania Experience is a completely different experience compared to how things are in the rest of the...

And We’re Already Over Our May Budget!

My new life has begun, officially, on April 26th, when I have started to keep track of everything we spend and have a plan of sticking to the May budget that I have set...

Cost of Living in Romania and Bucharest in 2013

UPDATE: If you want the new data, make sure to check out the 2014 cost of living update. Many people still find it difficult to believe that a monthly budget of a bit over $1,100...

Net Worth Goal for 2013: Reach $10,000

I am extremely excited! There's just one day left and my experiment for the month is about to begin: I have set the budget and I'm ready to follow it in order to make...

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...