Well, this month I got my credit card statement. Like in past months, it’s become part of my financial discipline to report on the expenses that I charged to my card.
OK. What have we spent? Let’s see:
We bought a few items for the school/business for NT$1,205, mostly small items and stuff for day to day expenses from Carrefour. We also bought a few items from Marks and Spencer’s which just opened a store in Taipei, at the East District, but mostly it was edibles from Blighty NT$1,014.
One of the more satisfying purchases, of course, books from Amazon which were only about NT$1,383. We bought a couple of teaching books to inspire us in our work!
- Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers
- The Freedom Writers Diary : How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
by Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers.
Of course, the two most important items in the list are: the virtual hosting for the websites, which serve this website and a few others (cost NT$8,688); and the new camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC Model (cost NT$10,589).
The last item on the list is the NT$2,000 regular insurance payment.
So overall we spent about NT$25,059, with no penalties and no interest payment fees. We also earned 1,253 bonus points, but I’m not sure what we are going to use them for.
So, what lessons can I learn from this month’s expenses? Well, not that much.