Building Wealth as a Teacher

Building Wealth as a Teacher

Teacher's don't get paid enough, but that isn't what I'm going to talk about in this post. I have had multiple students tell me that they want to become teachers, but they don't want to be poor. I've had colleagues throw their hands up and stress-laugh about accepting their "fate" to live paycheck to paycheck-- [...]

3 Ways Being a Minimalist Has Made Me Better with Money

Photo by Autumn Goodman via Unsplash.com  Minimalism and personal finance are far more connected than people might assume. Of course, minimalists generally buy fewer things. But how can the tenets of minimalism apply directly to personal finance? You might be surprised to hear that my first introduction to perspectives on debt freedom and investment was [...]

The #1 Game-Changer for Financial Health (No, Not Just Making a Budget)

Photo via Thought Catalog on Unsplash.com If I had to choose a phrase to describe my financial education growing up, it would be: effectively nonexistent. If I had to choose a phrase to describe my self-education in personal finance when I was about to graduate college, it would be: contradictory advice amid my desperation. Fortunately, [...]

My Actual January 2019 Budget with Screenshots from my Everydollar App

Photo via Unsplash.com Happy New Year, everyone! Here's my updated budget for January 2019, with a bit of insight on how I'm getting out of debt just 3 months into the year. INCOME You may notice that my income has increased from my December budget. I haven't earned a higher salary, but I've decided to [...]

My Debt Story

Photo via neONBRAND on Unsplash.com I've written quite a bit about what I'm doing to pay off debt, and been transparent with my budget and thoughts about debt, but I realized that I've never entirely shared the details and story of my debt. Like most Americans, I knew basically nothing about the finances of going [...]

3 Things I Sacrifice to Repay Debt (and 3 Things I Don’t)

Photo via Unsplash.com HUGE life update: Based on how much money I'm able to put towards debt repayment, I'm projected to be debt free in May 2019!!! This is a #BFD (big f****** deal) because, when I started budgeting last summer, I wasn't projected to be debt free until September 2019. Slowly throughout the months, [...]