Here’s a picture of my wallet as it is right now… It’s quite a bulky thing, but that’s probably because of all the crap I keep in it! I don’t usually carry it in my pocket! It’s in my bag most of the time.
So, let’s see what is in it!
One Taiwan ARC Card; two driving licenses; one car registration; two insurance cards (one already out of date); one bank account number (why?); a 2007 calendar; one NT$1000 bill; a National Health Insurance IC card; an MRT card (called EasyCard!); a CostCo Membership card; a Telephone Card (with IC); a Subway Customer Card (we have one near here!); a MasterCard and some ATM cards, none of which I use particularly often; and a NT$5 coin. That’s it. Oh, and I found an insurance sticker with a phone number that I SHOULD stick on my car window, but always forget to…
It was helpful, I threw out the old calendar, and reminded myself to renew my car registration; I also have to stick the Insurance Sticker on the window, just in case.
OK. So here goes: who’s going to follow me in this meme! Let’s see if Elizabeth at Table for Five will…!
Do mention in the meme: This meme was started by InvestorBlogger.
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.