How to Invest for Retirement as an Educator

How to Invest for Retirement as an Educator

It's been a while since I've posted an educational deep-dive on a topic, and this one is long overdue. When the average person thinks about investing, visions of day trading individual stocks and risking their money fill their mind-- this was legitimately what I thought investing was a few short years ago, because it's the [...]

Unpopular Opinion: Why Automating Your Savings is Overrated

Unpopular Opinion: Why Automating Your Savings is Overrated

It's touted by personal finance experts as the holy grail of money hacking: automation. It sounds so awesome, like a Tim Ferriss-style optimization hack that solves so many of those persistent overspending problems. And I have to say that this must be true for a ton of people, because it's such a commonplace money practice. [...]

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 [...]

COVID-19 & My Money

COVID-19 & My Money

This moment in our history has felt so surreal. To me, it has re-emphasized, on a very emotional and visceral level, the importance of understanding and having control of my money. This month, March 2020, marks one year since I (kind of) became debt-free. This is also the month, this year, where I finally completed [...]

My December Budget

My December Budget

As I get older, I realize each year how much I genuinely love December. I just get so excited for my goals in the next year, and I love the snow and holidays while you can still romanticize them, before SAD kicks in and it's just... cold and dark? Definitely not looking forward to all [...]

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, [...]