2021 Age Of Money Challenge

Who's glad 2020 is over? I know I am, and to start off the new year great I've continued a long tradition of the AoM challenge! 

RULES----

  1. Choose a day every month that you will post your AOM to the google spreadsheet (link below). 
  2. Be consistent on the day that you have chosen to post your AOM. (Your metrics will not help you or provide you with useful data if you are not consistent.)
  3. Post your AOM.
  4. Comment below that you have updated the spreadsheet.
  5. If you want, you may post a screenshot of your AOM. This will be fun and will help keep the thread alive. It's not required however.
  6. Try to keep the thread on topic.

Cheating is posting a number that is not your actual AOM, or changing your number because your AOM increased the following day.

We are following the the honor system. 

You do not need to cheat, but if you do, everyone will ask how you've become so awesome with money and then you'll have to live with yourself. It only hurts you.

Question about the spreadsheet, or you find errors in the formula's, just let me know in the thread below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D-RYH1lXkMPFqWU5EFB1iJdUrd4SrdHjngB1YH0Ic9U/edit?usp=sharing

 

If you've stumbled upon this post and wondering what AoM is, I encourage you to visit this helpful article: https://docs.youneedabudget.com/article/199-aging-your-money. :)

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  • Updated the Sheet. Looking forward to achieving the target.

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    Dec 2020: 48

    Goal: 60

    Jan 2021: 36

    Feb 2021: 57

    Mar 2021: 37

    Apr 2021: 52

    May 2021: 69

    June 2021: 63

    July 2021: 79

    August 2021: 40

    September 2021: 44

    Still crawling out of the hole created by my SoFi loan bonus pursuit.

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    • Designated Victim But crawling forward!

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  • Just updated my AoM in the sheet!

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    Dec 2020: N/A

    Goal: 140

    Jan 2021 - Apr 2021: N/A

    May 2021: 36

    June 2021: 64

    July 2021: 81

    August 2021: 104

    September 2021: 136

    I'm pretty excited to already be approaching my goal of 140 in September... Could anyone here add some clarity as to why mine seems to be moving up so quickly? Is it because my AoM is just catching up to my spending still, as I only started with YNAB in May?

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      • Moohouse
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      • Moohouse
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      Blue Transistor AOM will start by rising fast, as long as you still spend from your 'starting balance'.  Then it will start to reflect your (probably varying) income & spending patterns. So yes, this is likely what's happening.

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  • My last update was back in May, so here goes.

    May 123

    June 153

    July 160

    August 159

    September 160

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    Dec 2020: 48

    Goal: 60

    Jan 2021: 36

    Feb 2021: 57

    Mar 2021: 37

    Apr 2021: 52

    May 2021: 69

    June 2021: 63

    July 2021: 79

    August 2021: 40

    September 2021: 44

    October 2021: 70

    Back in the saddle, and the SoFi loan will be paid off this month (November). Woot.

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  • This aging building I live in is getting an elevator, which is good. I'm still working from home quite often, and the noise is sometimes unbearable.

    Well, in just another year now, they're supposed to be done.

    My 180 AOM goal suddenly seems plausible.

    September 160

    October 186

    November 191

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    Dec 2020: 48

    Goal: 60

    Jan 2021: 36

    Feb 2021: 57

    Mar 2021: 37

    Apr 2021: 52

    May 2021: 69

    June 2021: 63

    July 2021: 79

    August 2021: 40

    September 2021: 44

    October 2021: 70

    November 2021: 87

    If anything, this past year has shown me how much credit card debt sucks; much nicer to save for things I want, than buy things first and figure out how to pay (much more) for them later. I'd rather see my AoM graph look like a roller coaster, as long as statement balances are paid in full each month.

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