It’s time to make your investing plan | Your money goal for June | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

It’s time to make your investing plan | Your money goal for June | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/9wQh09rJL80 Welcome back to 12 months to get good with money, a series of bite-sized steps to take over each of the 12 months of the year to get good with money slowly. In January, you made a budget. In February, you made savings goals. In March, you separated your savings accounts and learned about [...]

A Small Raise & Another Stipend | Budget With Me June 2021

A Small Raise & Another Stipend | Budget With Me June 2021

https://youtu.be/UMzJ6gMQ8Fg Hey reader As I've touched on before, my income was impacted by the pandemic. The salary steps in my district were paused, meaning I made the same amount of base salary I did last year for most of this year, rather than earning a step increase. In the second-to-last month of the school year, [...]

$50k Teacher Net Worth at Age 24 | May 2021 Net Worth Update

$50k Teacher Net Worth at Age 24 | May 2021 Net Worth Update

https://youtu.be/alTDHPQyWgY Hey reader, It happened-- I finally passed the $50k mark on my net worth, just barely! My growth this month wasn't amazing (this net worth update only includes one paycheck, and doesn't yet include the money I'll be investing/saving once my tax refunds hit-- see my budget update on my YouTube channel for more [...]

Why I Live in a High Cost of Living Area & My Tips for HCOL Life

Why I Live in a High Cost of Living Area & My Tips for HCOL Life

https://youtu.be/VXPrB1xAt5M Almost two years ago, after I paid off all of my debt, I decided to move from a cheaper, suburban area to Washington, DC, a notoriously expensive city. My rent increased by over $300/month, and my other expenses, such as food and dining, increased as well. You might be thinking that I could do [...]

How to Use Investing to Grow Your Money | Your Financial Goal for May | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

How to Use Investing to Grow Your Money | Your Financial Goal for May | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/VY-zyzo3Aak Hey reader, Welcome to the 5th installment of 12 Months to Get Good with Money, where I give you a small goal each month of the year to create change slowly in your financial habits. If you're new here, you can still catch up (like I said, these are small goals). Here's what we've [...]

How much $ do I need to retire? | Teachers Talk Money

How much $ do I need to retire? | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/Gl9g2xjNHtc Hey reader, I believe that thinking about the concept of retirement, and determining and estimate for the amount of money you need, is an important financial step, even for those who are nowhere near wanting or needing to retire. Planning for retirement is something that should start at the beginning of our careers, because [...]

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 [...]