Your money goal for February | what to do once you’ve made your first budget | 12 months to get good with money

Your money goal for February | what to do once you’ve made your first budget | 12 months to get good with money

https://youtu.be/2ciW42LAju8 Happy February, reader! In keeping with my plan to give you 12 money resolutions, one for each month of 2021, it’s time to get your goal for this month. Last month, you made your first budget. If you weren’t following along and that time, it’s actually the perfect time to catch up, because your [...]

Did I stay dry during Dry January 2021? | Reflection & Recap

Did I stay dry during Dry January 2021? | Reflection & Recap

https://youtu.be/t-t6T2R62qI Hey reader, Unlike my last attempt at Dry January, this year’s was a full success. I didn’t have a sip of alcohol, and I don’t have any regrets from abstaining, either. Like I said last month, this year was definitely on easy mode due to significantly less social interaction-- but that doesn’t mean it [...]

Passing the $40k mark | January ’21 Net Worth Update

Passing the $40k mark | January ’21 Net Worth Update

https://youtu.be/OwBPb0aHkb0 Hey reader, Thanks for stopping in for another net worth update. This was big month of growth, plus a bit of money I hadn't been tracking before. Let's take a look: The first, most significant change, to note is that I had a supplemental pension I wasn't previously tracking. I knew I had some [...]

What’s the Deal with the Cash Envelope System?

What’s the Deal with the Cash Envelope System?

https://youtu.be/sOGySqUuhuA Happy Monday, Readers. Today I'm going to cover some well-treaded territory in the personal finance blogisphere. Chances are, if you follow other creators who are into budgeting, you’ve seen pictures and pictures of lots of pretty envelopes full of cash. That’s because so many people in the personal finance space use what’s called the cash [...]

Introducing 12 Months to Get Good with Money: Small steps to make big changes with your money | Your January goal

Introducing 12 Months to Get Good with Money: Small steps to make big changes with your money | Your January goal

https://youtu.be/519QTQEJuzo Hey there reader, I love the New Year. As a teacher, I tend to look at the beginning of the school year as more of a transitory time of change, but then I always end up falling into the same bad habits come December, so I welcome another arbitrary opportunity for resolutions with open [...]

A 3-paycheck month to start the new year! | Budget with Me January 2021

A 3-paycheck month to start the new year! | Budget with Me January 2021

https://youtu.be/Sh6gc_JkaWI Hey reader, My unicorn month is here! The beauty of budgeting monthly when you get paid biweekly is that there's one (two, if you work 12 months instead of 10) month where you get a third, magical paycheck. This is not something to treat as "extra" money by any sense of the word, because [...]

Did I reach my goal of growing $20k in 2020? | December 2020 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

Did I reach my goal of growing $20k in 2020? | December 2020 Net Worth Update | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/UgRF46lHLxk Hey reader, After tracking my net worth month-to-month all year long, it's finally time to dig into my numbers for 2020, a year that was full of question marks in terms of my health, work, income, and a lot more. I feel extremely grateful and privileged that I have been able to maintain most [...]

Every dollar I spent in 2020 | Yearly Spending | Teachers Talk Money

Every dollar I spent in 2020 | Yearly Spending | Teachers Talk Money

https://youtu.be/ZDQY9RAatuo Hey reader, There are 4 days left in 2020, a year marked by upheaval and transition. While I know that nothing’s magically changing on January 1st, I still love having an arbitrary moment where I feel like I can start fresh in some ways. That being said, reflecting on the past year is just [...]