4 ways I live differently that make me better with my money and improve my life financially and otherwise

4 ways I live differently that make me better with my money and improve my life financially and otherwise

https://youtu.be/RMPHgo3jnZE Hey reader, You may have noticed that I'm not normal. I have paid off all of my debt, grown my net worth drastically, and still have no problem spending money (even the big bucks) on things that are important to me, all on the salary of a fairly new teacher (this is my fourth [...]

Aligning your spending with your values | Your financial goal for September | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

Aligning your spending with your values | Your financial goal for September | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/23nzLeLsJF4 Hey reader, 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. Let's recap the past few months: In January, you made a budget. In February, you made savings goals. In March, [...]

the cost of taking off during the summer | August 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

the cost of taking off during the summer | August 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/TcrcD-rH278 Here's my net worth update for August 2021! This was a truly enlightening net worth update-- I got to see my investments earn interest passively, compare last summer to this summer in terms of losses, and see how much my net worth has grown year by year for the past 3 years. Every time [...]

how much money I spent on travel this summer | Money Diaries | Teachers Talk Money

how much money I spent on travel this summer | Money Diaries | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/sa7uw3D20jY Here's the comprehensive list of how much money I spent on the four small trips I took this summer. I love seeing how much money people spend on things like travel, which can vary SO much from person to person or trip to trip. To be honest, this was a relatively inexpensive summer of [...]

Which debt repayment method is right for you? | The 3 best strategies to pay off debt | snowball, avalanche, lasso | Teachers Talk Money

Which debt repayment method is right for you? | The 3 best strategies to pay off debt | snowball, avalanche, lasso  | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/aHkfsTNUELE Hey reader, When I was paying off my debt, it was pretty simple. I had seven student loan accounts, all with interest rates within the same percentage point. So I read up on a few different payment methods, but with the nature of my debt, the choice wouldn’t have made much of a difference. [...]

how much i spent moving to a new apartment | money diaries | Teachers Talk Money

how much i spent moving to a new apartment | money diaries | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/eEmw_oKAYUo Hey everyone! Wanted to film a short bonus video detailing the costs of my recent move. I just included the one-time costs, and was particularly interested to see how much it cost to hire a moving company-- something I didn't have any previous experience with. Last move, I spent a total of $1,029, so [...]

Make a game plan to earn more income | you financial goal for August | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

Make a game plan to earn more income | you financial goal for August | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/55O7_dDJp3I Hey reader, 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. Let's recap the past few months: In January, you made a budget. In February, you made savings goals. In March, [...]

i’m getting a huge raise– here’s how i’m using it | teacher salary update | Teachers Talk Money

i’m getting a huge raise– here’s how i’m using it | teacher salary update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/FsH-O2r5qcs I wanted to update everyone on my income changes this year, because things are going to look drastically different as my income is increasing by over $9,000 (yes, for real). As always, I'm extremely grateful to make a competitive wage as a teacher-- this is not the case in so many districts across the [...]

living on my savings over the summer | Budget with Me August 2021 | Teachers Talk Money

living on my savings over the summer | Budget with Me August 2021 | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/tYSxRIC8bPE It's another month of living on my savings that I built up over teaching for 10 months. The biggest change this month is an increase in rent, but everything else is pretty standard. Watch the video for all the details, and stay tuned for updates on the raise I will be receiving next year, [...]

the most my net worth has ever decreased | July 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

the most my net worth has ever decreased | July 2021 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/F5TwZQFLon0 After the largest increase in my net worth ever in June, my numbers did the opposite this month. I did a lot of huge, but planned spending: buying a used car, moving apartments, and living off of my savings for the summer. Plus, my investments had a very lackluster month. All in all, my [...]