Baseline Report March 2014

Chiang Mai Cost of Living

In case you’re new to the Baseline Report, these are my expenses living in Chiang Mai Thailand. And this is for two people; my girlfriends expenses are also included. Conversion of the Baht as I’m writing this is 32.38 for one US Dollar, 44.6 for one Euro and 53.95 for one British Pound. My total […]

Baseline Report February 2014

Cost of Living Thailand

Two Big Expenses As I’ve explained before, most of the time I’ve lived in Thailand I’ve been a university student so my living expenses have included tuition—this month the bill was due. Before I get into the explanations, let’s look at the numbers. Remember this is for two people; my girlfriends expenses are also included. […]

Too Stupid to Learn a Second Language?

Automatic Language Growth

Sharing stories of Alabama with friends in Thailand. In 1999 I moved to Japan. Or, I should say, I was sent to Japan. After high school I joined the United States Marine Corps and my first assignment was to Okinawa. I had no real interest in going but after some months Japan started to grow […]

Baseline Report January 2014

Cost of Living Thailand

Last month I posted almost no information other than the numbers. A recap to understand what’s going on behind these numbers is probably needed. Most of the time I’ve lived in Thailand I’ve been a university student so my living expenses have included tuition. That means I get a student VISA and have no need […]

Baseline Report December 2013

Cost of Living Chiang Mai Thailand

Totals for November: Thai Baht: 32,468 US Dollars: 993 Euros: 722 British Pounds: 600 Things were spendy this month. First my VISA needed renewing and it took three trips to immigration to sort it. My laptop hard-drive crashed and cost 3,000 baht to replace. And I took a trip to Bangkok. Here is the month-by-month […]

Baseline Report November 2013

A categorized list of my expenses for Chiang Mai Thailand.

Taking a look at October and November side-by-side, you can see the rent has dropped since I didn’t have to pay the deposit this month. Otherwise things are about equal. Totals for November: Thai Baht: 16,666 US Dollars: 518 Euros: 381 Pounds: 315 Nothing especially exciting this month so I’ve got nothing to say that […]

Baseline Report October 2013

A categorized list of my expenses for Chiang Mai Thailand.

baselining —verb Reducing your expenses as low as possible to increase your runway. Moving to a less expensive country while you launch your business. After Pat Flynn started publishing monthly income reports a lot of entrepreneurs, especially those in the affiliate space, jumped on the bandwagon. When these reports first started I thought they were great […]

Reading List: July 2013

Tim Ferriss 4 Hour Chef

My introduction to Cal Newport’s book So Good They Can’t Ignore You was in a Fast Company article which I wrote about here. I’ve been interested to read the book since but just haven’t made time. I finally got a copy of the book and the Fast Company article does not do it justice. I […]