Why I’ll Never Buy Fast Fashion Again

Why I’ll Never Buy Fast Fashion Again

Despite it being a typical topic of conversation among me and my friends, I don't think I've ever written a full blog post about sustainable, ethical fashion consumption. I've been decreasing my fast fashion consumption ever since I began minimalism in 2017 (I think?), but this year, I made the commitment to myself to purchase [...]

How to Use Stimulus Checks & My April 2020 Net Worth Update

How to Use Stimulus Checks & My April 2020 Net Worth Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYO8wsA12Ks&t= If you follow me on Instagram, you might've seen this infographic I created for how to use your stimulus check, assuming you are still bringing in income. I made this at the request of a few followers before the stimulus package was passed, and I stand by it in many ways, but wanted to [...]

Unpopular Opinion: Why Automating Your Savings is Overrated

Unpopular Opinion: Why Automating Your Savings is Overrated

It's touted by personal finance experts as the holy grail of money hacking: automation. It sounds so awesome, like a Tim Ferriss-style optimization hack that solves so many of those persistent overspending problems. And I have to say that this must be true for a ton of people, because it's such a commonplace money practice. [...]

The Simple Way to Jumpstart Your Money Journey

The Simple Way to Jumpstart Your Money Journey

I'd been going around in circles, in my head, trying to come up with an elegant solution for people trying to just start getting control of their money.  But it wasn't simple. I knew this because my own journey had been messy-- I followed financial resources that I later learned to be problematic. I tried [...]

COVID-19 Net Worth, April Budget, and How to Budget For Loss of Income

COVID-19 Net Worth, April Budget, and How to Budget For Loss of Income

Hey everyone! I have lots of money updates for you since, as you know, things are changing really fast all the time. I felt super weird tracking my net worth, knowing the stock market would look completely different from day to day, but capturing your net worth is always kind of arbitrary-- it just feels [...]

ICYMI: I’m on YouTube! Here’s Why, What’s Changing, and What’s Staying the Same

ICYMI: I’m on YouTube! Here’s Why, What’s Changing, and What’s Staying the Same

Hey everybody! Interrupting our regularly-scheduled money talk posts to talk about my latest project: I finally started a YouTube channel called Teachers Talk Money. You can find it here. I say "finally" because this is something I've wanted to do practically since I started blogging. Writing is much more comfortable for me, because it's so [...]