Month 2 of No Income: Budget With Me August 2020

Month 2 of No Income: Budget With Me August 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAx9UL7P0gE&feature=youtu.be Hey everyone! August is here and so also is the second month of me living off of my savings for the summer. This will be a quick blog post, since the budget is much the same as it was for July-- here are the numbers: The notable changes for this month are that my [...]

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 [...]

I Finally Calculated My Retirement Number and the Result Shocked Me

Photo by Erick Palacio via Unsplash.com I've been focused on being in control of my finances month-to-month, but I've put off thinking about a longer-term goal: my (early) retirement. Don't get me wrong, I know exactly how much I want to be investing each month once I get my emergency fund fully built, and I even [...]

On Credit Cards

Photo by Code Mnml via Unsplash.com So, I've never talked about credit cards on my blog. I didn't even realize this until my friend wrote in for a Q & A, asking "Do you have a credit card, and if so, how do you use it?" I thought it warranted an entire post. In my [...]