Celebrating 2 Years of Teachers Talk Money

Celebrating 2 Years of Teachers Talk Money

Hey reader! It's official-- it's been two years since I started this blog to share my personal money journey, get out of debt, and have a personal hobby during my difficult first year of teaching. I went back to read last year's post, and was struck by how much I had accomplished in that first [...]

Living in Vermont for a Month & My October 2020 Budget

Living in Vermont for a Month & My October 2020 Budget

https://youtu.be/3J0tKfpMjWE While I'm writing this post in September, by the time it's up, I'll have been living in Vermont for the past 5 days. Over the summer, my best friend and I decided to take advantage of this whole virtual teaching thing and spend the month of October somewhere else. With gorgeous fall scenery and [...]

So You Want to Start a Side Hustle: Best Side Hustles for Teachers

So You Want to Start a Side Hustle: Best Side Hustles for Teachers

https://youtu.be/KIuV2PwRAR0 Side hustling in the teacher world is extremely common. I have colleagues who leave work and head straight to babysit, tutor, bartend, deliver food, and the list goes on. While this level of normalcy is a side effect of having a limited income, I still appreciated seeing so many teachers do what originally seemed [...]

Budgeting with an Unknown Income | My September Budget

Budgeting with an Unknown Income | My September Budget

https://youtu.be/Dv7FzrzroS8 Most months don't bring very much financial anxiety for me anymore. I've grown a lot in this way: when I started this website, my anxiety seemed to creep into every post. Now, I don't often worry about money like I used to (other than, for instance, during the start of a global pandemic). September [...]

Is FIRE Possible for a Teacher?

Is FIRE Possible for a Teacher?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCt9km01dFY&feature=youtu.be One of my favorite topics in the world of personal finance is FIRE (financial independence retire early) because I find it so liberating and ridiculously simple to understand. I find that this topic, unlike any other, encourages people to dream bigger than they thought they could and still get hyper-specific about their numbers. So, [...]

My Net Worth DECREASED | July 2020 Net Worth Update

My Net Worth DECREASED | July 2020 Net Worth Update

https://youtu.be/Rhseeqcpup0 During my first summer off, and for the first time since I started tracking my net worth consistently, my net worth actually decreased from last month. All things considered, this was an expected part of my financial plan. I knew taking the summer off would lead to short-term losses. Still, I'm slightly surprised to [...]

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 [...]