October Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to do this month a bit differently. Kayla will open with her normal overview, then Andrew is going to add his finances in below. If all goes well, this will be “new normal.” I’m still working a ton when I’m working, but we managed to take quite a bit of time off this month. I ran my¬†marathon on …

September Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Wow! September turned out to be quite an expensive month — they aren’t kidding when they say San Francisco is expensive. Luckily, I also am really getting into a good rhythm with work and have a good amount of work for freelance writing. I’ve been working a lot. This month, aside from my normal work as a freelancer for PlantSnap.com, …

August Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

As I said last month, the monthly El Perro Tambien expense report now only contains my finances – not Andrew’s. See the July expense report for an explanation of why. I took a lot of time off work in August – a weeklong backpacking trip where I was 100% off the grid plus two four-day weekends. This means that I …

July Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to start doing these expense reports a bit differently starting with our July expense report. Since I (Kayla) am the one who writes this monthly report, we’re just going to focus on my finances. Why? I’m a bit lazy. Andrew sends me his finance spreadsheet at the end of the month, and it takes me forever to sift …

June Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Oh… yikes. We did it again. This month we spent over twice as much as we expected. There were a lot of big expenses this month, thanks to car repairs, Barley’s injury, and paying rent for June, July, and half of August all at once. To be fair, Andrew actually had enough spare cash that he put an extra $1,000 …

May Finances Overview: The Cost of Being a Digital Nomad in the US

When we put together our El Perro Tambien finances for May, we took into account some spending differences that we noted in April. Whereas in April we almost doubled our projected expenses (gulp!), we were only $166 over for the month of May. So, how much does it cost to be a digital nomad in the US? In May, we …

April Finances Overview: Digital Nomad Costs in Utah and Nevada

When we put together our travel budget, we expected the month of April to cost us about $3,627 total. It’s April 29 as I write. I’m going to see how our actual April finances stack up against our original financial projections. Spoiler alert: we almost doubled our projected April expenses due to some surprise splurges on big-ticket items. On the …

Travel Budget for International Dog-Friendly Road Tripping

UPDATE as of 4/29/18: we updated our budget to reflect our actual costs during our first month of being on the road. Please check out the new budget and where we went wrong.¬† How exactly are we financing a multi-year international road trip with our dog? How We Plan to Make Money from the Road Unlike many international road-trippers, Andrew …