Everything I spent living in Vermont for a month

Everything I spent living in Vermont for a month

https://youtu.be/asIkP9v65g4 Hey reader, I've been back in DC for two weeks now, and it feels great to be home. I've slowly gotten back into my old daily routine, and I also didn't realize how much I missed DC until I got back at the end of October. Vermont was like nothing I had ever seen-- [...]

How The Pandemic Convinced Me to Change My Investing Strategy

How The Pandemic Convinced Me to Change My Investing Strategy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGmEcQgcfk While my finances are staying mostly the same from last year in terms of income (the only change being a small step increase), I decided I needed to change my strategy for investing and saving in the coming school year. The pandemic has shown me the value of securing my savings over my investments, and [...]

So You Want to Start a Side Hustle: Best Side Hustles for Teachers

So You Want to Start a Side Hustle: Best Side Hustles for Teachers

https://youtu.be/KIuV2PwRAR0 Side hustling in the teacher world is extremely common. I have colleagues who leave work and head straight to babysit, tutor, bartend, deliver food, and the list goes on. While this level of normalcy is a side effect of having a limited income, I still appreciated seeing so many teachers do what originally seemed [...]

Take a Tour of My Minimalist Apartment | Everything I’ve Learned from Living in my Own Space

Take a Tour of My Minimalist Apartment | Everything I’ve Learned from Living in my Own Space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-O9dWuZqGY&feature=youtu.be Hey everyone! I'm happy to share that I finally made a highly-requested video: a tour of my apartment. I love watching these kinds of videos-- it's so cool to take a peek into someone else's space and see how they live, so I'm excited to share a glimpse of my lifestyle with all of [...]

Budgeting with an Unknown Income | My September Budget

Budgeting with an Unknown Income | My September Budget

https://youtu.be/Dv7FzrzroS8 Most months don't bring very much financial anxiety for me anymore. I've grown a lot in this way: when I started this website, my anxiety seemed to creep into every post. Now, I don't often worry about money like I used to (other than, for instance, during the start of a global pandemic). September [...]

How Much Did my Net Worth Decrease In August?

How Much Did my Net Worth Decrease In August?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8yTBebo5-s Hey everyone!Not gonna lie, the past week of pre-service (teacher work week before school starts) was so frustrating each and every day. Other than content I had already created and scheduled, I didn't post anything or even really think about TTM. Usually pre-service is a time of nervous excitement, but this year's was full [...]

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, [...]