2022 was our first full year back in the United States, which means we were fully in the crosshairs of the 3 US tax systems: Federal, State, and ACA.
One might think this would result in a large tax burden. But no.
Although the incentives have certainly changed.
The California Coast is nice
Every year I write a summary of our life and expenses, with the exception of last year / 2021 (because apparently I forgot.)
2022 was our 10th full year of unconventional living – we traveled some (Hawaii, California coast, Yosemite, Tahoe Thanksgiving, Disneyland), Winnie grew a ton of food and flowers, I built some stuff out of wood, and we went snowboarding often throughout this epic/record snow season. I also experimented with income generation (didn’t like it), home maintenance (renting is still better), and public speaking.
Expenses were what they were… a bit more than planned, but that is how these things go sometimes.