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...

A Romanian’s Quest to Improve His Net Worth to Western Standards

I never thought about the concept of putting a net worth over a person's head. Not until today (aka the day I started this blog) when I stumbled upon somebody's blog, a place where...