Feeling Stuck & My November Budget

Photo by Toa Heftiba via Unsplash.com Back to monthly budget posts, and it feels so good! I missed giving you guys insight into my real monthly numbers. But recently, I've been feeling sort of stuck, money-wise. Take a look at my budget & thoughts below and let me know what you think! Income is staying the [...]

October 2019 Net Worth Update

Photo by Alejandro Escamilla via Unplash.com I'm nervous. I haven't done a net worth update since April, but I did check my net worth again in September, and I wasn't happy. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but it ended up being just a little higher than the April net worth I tracked. It made sense, [...]

Money + Love: 3 Ways Money Affects My Relationship

Photo by Roman Kraft via Unsplash.com I recently attended an event by The Financial Diet called Money + Love, where panelists (including Tasha from One Big Happy Life, Erin aka Broke Millennial, business owner Ryan Houlihan, and TFD's own Annie and Chelsea) discussed topics relating to the intersection of money and love, all from vastly different [...]

Yearly Spending Breakdown: This Year vs. Last Year (With Graphs)

Photo by Brooke Lark via Unsplash.com If you follow me on Instagram (which you should if you'll get value from it: @wrachelwrites), you've seen these graphs which break down my yearly spending by percentage. I added up exactly what I spent last year (thanks to my budget records, this was easy to do), and made [...]

A Small Savings Hack that Helps Me Save Slowly Without Thinking

Photo by Katie Harp via Unsplash.com Disclaimer: This post contains a promo code for a savings app. I've been mulling over writing this, because it's made me feel a bit icky (I would clearly benefit from it monetarily) and the last thing I want to do is come off as self-serving or inauthentic to my [...]

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 [...]