It is my personal finance research. Once I got all statements I like to do some personal finance research on those statements. I like to write a blog to analyze and count how many mistakes I made in those finance decisions.
I like to push myself to learn personal finance, and also I like to figure out what are my values. Why I am still the same person after 18 years.
Can personal finance research help me to learn how to build wealth? I need to grow up and be more responsible. I should step out as a single person and learn how to make a good living like others with a family to support, like a single mom to support a daughter.
Here is the github folder.
I did not purchase any second hand clothing; second hand furniture. Even though my manager in 2000 told me that his mom helped me to purchase past perfect furniture to save a lot of money. I still chose to purchase thousand dollars cloth.
I think that my attitude towards money, compassionate to others are problematic. That is the reason I did not learn how to invest money at all.
I had two sisters, one is a physician and one is high school teacher in the city of Yichun at that time. I was told by my sister that my monthly income over $5,000 US dollars is more than all doctors salary together in her office.
I was too naive and wasted all those money on clothing. I even did not know how much I spent on clothing until today, 19 years later.
Steps to analyze
First copy all monthly statements to excel sheet.
For each row, google search Excel script to get last 6 chars in the row. Here is the article. I used the script "=RIGHT(A1, 4)";
For all columns with dollar value, convert text to value. Here is the article to get help.
Open a new tab in Excel sheet, create a pivot table to do analysis.