What If My Life Was The Economy Of A Small Country?
Lillian Karabaic has been producing annual reports based on her hand-collected data for 10 years. In this video, she show off her 2016 report, which chronicles her finances, health, and rapid career change in the style of The Economist magazine.
How Much Does it Cost Me To Choose Organic/Local Food?
Cara Mae Cirignano
To find out how much it costs for me to eat organically and locally, I tracked every single food item purchase for 28 weeks. For each purchase, I identified the price of the conventional, non-organic alternative. The resulting cost difference extrapolated over a year surprised me.
QS+1: Tracking My Friend's Trading Performance
Ewart de Visser
Ewart de Visser has a friend who was tired of working. In the summer of 2010, his friend took an expensive course with the experts who made a living from currency exchange trading. His friend started to trade for a couple of months after taken the course, but by the end of 2010, he was losing. So Ewart decided to start tracking his friend's performance in a Google sheets. In this talk, Ewart de Visser shares how he tracked his friend's FOREX trading performance and what he has learned from it.
The Enlightened Consumer
Natty Hoffman is a finance geek and has tracked all of her financial transactions over the past 14 years. She worked as a consultant for several large companies helping them track their financial data and budget their expenses and she wanted to implement these tools to her own personal finances. In this talk, she discusses her experiment in trying to do better personally on her finances.
Data From My Year As A Nomad
Last April, Mark Moschel decided to embark on a nomadic, wandering, and homeless journey. He decided to spend a year as a nomad. He had no real reason but was curious to collect data to reflect on it afterwards. In this talk, Mark shares some of his data from being a nomad for 365 days.
Narratives Hidden in 20 Years of Personal Financial Data
Peter Torelli collected detailed financial information on every dollar he spent for 25 years. He began tracking in college in 1990 due to a fear that he might loose all of his money. In this talk, Peter shares the significant depth he's discovered in his financial data beyond just numbers.
Quantified Spending: a Blueprint to Make Data-Driven Financial Decisions
Two years after graduation, Amaan saw how much money he saved up. He realized he needed to keep better track of his money especially after moving to the SF Bay Area. In this video, he talks about how he did it. He also shares the tools he used and what he learned.