My July Budget Update: Teacher Money in Summer

My July Budget Update: Teacher Money in Summer

July is the first month where I'll be completely supporting myself with savings, and I'm so excited. I've worked a full-time job every summer starting at age 17, always having to turn down travel opportunities and be stressed about any vacation I did decide to take; always working so consistently that scheduling much needed doctors [...]

Breaking Through the 30k Mark | My June 2020 Net Worth

Breaking Through the 30k Mark | My June 2020 Net Worth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOsBU3xeJtI As the end of the month approaches, it's once again time to take stock of all of my savings and investment accounts to add up my latest net worth. It feels weird, still, putting out this content while the world, and especially my country, is still being deeply affected by a pandemic that has [...]

White Readers: We Need to Talk About Race

White Readers: We Need to Talk About Race

You may have noticed that I temporarily discontinued my regularly-scheduled posts on my blog and Instagram. Instead of creating content, I have been focused processing, sharing, protesting, and educating myself and others on the racism and police brutality that has been plaguing our country for hundreds of years before COVID-19 had its name. I felt [...]

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 [...]

May 2020 Budget Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMuCQ0L0Hds It's a bit late, but in keeping with my posting schedule, I wanted to show you guys my budget for May! In my latest YouTube video above, I used my pen & paper template, but I'll show you guys here with screenshots from my spreadsheet. You can watch or read 🙂 A couple of [...]

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 [...]