Tax Answers | your financial goal for April | 12 months to get good with money

Tax Answers | your financial goal for April | 12 months to get good with money

https://youtu.be/TNS13owBvms Hey reader, April is here, and for many of us, that means tax time, so your goal this month will focus on how to handle either a) getting a refund or b) owing the IRS. Let’s recap what goals we’ve covered so far: In January, you made a budgetIn February, you determined some exciting [...]

Budget with Me April 2021 | Tax returns & many question marks

Budget with Me April 2021 | Tax returns & many question marks

https://youtu.be/UjeNZ6SWIdA Hey reader, As with these past few months of 2021, there's a lot that's up-in-the-air with my April budget. I feel extremely grateful for my third paycheck in January, the stimulus checks in January and March, and getting some of my stipends paid in February. This month, I'm also expecting a lump sum in [...]

Slow(er) Growth | March 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

Slow(er) Growth | March 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/mrlg3tOFUwg Hey reader, It's that magical time of the month again! I have come to really enjoy doing my net worth updates each month. Now that I'm at the point in my life where all of my shorter-term goals (debt freedom, beginning to invest, having my emergency fund, having my sinking funds, etc) are met [...]

Some thoughts about credit cards and building your credit score | Teachers Talk Money

Some thoughts about credit cards and building your credit score | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/jOjjA-OUWzA Hey reader, I wanted to dedicate another post to talking about credit cards-- as with most personal finance topics, my views are constantly evolving, and I wanted to address my own history, my thoughts about cutting up cards and opting out of the credit system, scores, and more. The info in this post is [...]

Your money goal for March 2021 | 12 months to get good with money

Your money goal for March 2021 | 12 months to get good with money

https://youtu.be/Dee6x-NvD2s Hey readers, I'm excited for you. This month's task will be a huge turning point, and the amount of effort is much less than when you had to make your first budget back in January. In January, you made a budget, and in February, you determined some exciting savings goals and some not-so-exciting savings [...]

a tight month for my money | Budget with Me March 2021 | Teachers Talk Money

a tight month for my money | Budget with Me March 2021 | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/Ak_TxlotxLw Hey readers, It's budget day, and things have shifted a lot in my life since my last budget post. Here are some of the changes: I decided that, upon completion of my 15-credit certificate program, I won't be adding on the 18 credits needed to earn my Masters degree. The past few classes have [...]

The most my net worth has ever increased in a single month | February 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

The most my net worth has ever increased in a single month | February 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/HJgq368IJBU Hey reader, Thanks for stopping in for another net worth update! This month, I got two partial stipends for my work as a coach and newspaper sponsor, so I was able to send a huge chunk of money towards investments & savings. Here are the numbers at a glance: Passive Income Report I contributed [...]

Is it better to rent or buy? Why I’m not planning on buying a house, maybe ever

Is it better to rent or buy? Why I’m not planning on buying a house, maybe ever

https://youtu.be/uk8ZtzH2vTc We’ve all heard that if you’re renting, you’re throwing away money each month. We’ve all heard that buying a home is a the “solid investment.”  Even my own family, who didn’t talk much about finances at all while I was growing up, drilled this concept into my mind.  The theory behind this is that [...]

1 Year on YouTube | New channel growth, analytics, monetization | Teachers Talk Money

1 Year on YouTube | New channel growth, analytics, monetization | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/Aukw9Mtaj2w Hey reader, I posted the first video to my YouTube Channel on February 20th, 2020. This video, along with 10 other videos, were shot on my iPhone 7 before I was willing to look into purchasing a camera and video equipment. When I started to get more comfortable on camera and began enjoying the [...]