No-Spend November 2020: what it is & how I’m doing mine

No-Spend November 2020: what it is & how I’m doing mine

https://youtu.be/XQu9i4FUe98 Hey readers. Happy Monday! November is one of my favorite months, and it's just around the corner. I get to celebrate my birthday and my anniversary this month, as well as Thanksgiving, which is definitely in my top 3 favorite holidays. It's also the month when money nerds around the world participate in no-spend [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Setting Audacious Goals

Setting Audacious Goals

2020 is almost here-- and I haven't been so excited for a new year in a really long time. I don't know what it is, but I've always found that setting resolutions and goals for the year ahead felt arbitrary and not particularly motivating for me. But, at the same time, my life has always [...]