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How to design and/or customize your own budget spreadsheet (with templates)

How to design and/or customize your own budget spreadsheet (with templates)

https://youtu.be/424IDE_30Fg Hey reader, I’m someone who loves to create systems that add more convenience and elegance to the way I do things. This is what initially attracted me to using spreadsheets for my budget-- I wanted to make a way of budgeting that I could easily customize to my specific wants and needs. However, I [...]

How to *actually* spend less & save more | you financial goal for July 2021 | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

How to *actually* spend less & save more | you financial goal for July 2021 | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/uFnMTsqCl8U Hey reader, Welcome back to 12 months to get good with money, a series of bite-sized steps to take over each of the 12 months of the year to get good with money slowly. Let's recap the past few months: In January, you made a budget. In February, you made savings goals. In March, [...]

Living Off My Savings During a Time of Transition | Budget With Me July 2021

Living Off My Savings During a Time of Transition | Budget With Me July 2021

https://youtu.be/mFHOAgMNeyY Hey reader, It's officially summertime, and while that means resting and traveling for me, it also means that I'm living off of my savings. I've designated a more bare-bones income amount for these two months, so things will be a bit tighter, and my net worth will most likely see decreases rather than increases. [...]

The Real Reason You Can’t Keep a Budget | Take My Money Values Personality Quiz

The Real Reason You Can’t Keep a Budget | Take My Money Values Personality Quiz

https://youtu.be/UMKoc9HVRKg In talking with countless people about their money, I’ve seen a lot of trends emerge in terms of how people view budgeting based on what they value about money. If you know me, you know I LOVE personality tests-- I find them to be interesting and a great starting point for looking inward and [...]

It’s time to make your investing plan | Your money goal for June | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

It’s time to make your investing plan | Your money goal for June | 12 Months to Get Good with Money

https://youtu.be/9wQh09rJL80 Welcome back to 12 months to get good with money, a series of bite-sized steps to take over each of the 12 months of the year to get good with money slowly. In January, you made a budget. In February, you made savings goals. In March, you separated your savings accounts and learned about [...]

A Small Raise & Another Stipend | Budget With Me June 2021

A Small Raise & Another Stipend | Budget With Me June 2021

https://youtu.be/UMzJ6gMQ8Fg Hey reader As I've touched on before, my income was impacted by the pandemic. The salary steps in my district were paused, meaning I made the same amount of base salary I did last year for most of this year, rather than earning a step increase. In the second-to-last month of the school year, [...]

$50k Teacher Net Worth at Age 24 | May 2021 Net Worth Update

$50k Teacher Net Worth at Age 24 | May 2021 Net Worth Update

https://youtu.be/alTDHPQyWgY Hey reader, It happened-- I finally passed the $50k mark on my net worth, just barely! My growth this month wasn't amazing (this net worth update only includes one paycheck, and doesn't yet include the money I'll be investing/saving once my tax refunds hit-- see my budget update on my YouTube channel for more [...]

Why I Live in a High Cost of Living Area & My Tips for HCOL Life

Why I Live in a High Cost of Living Area & My Tips for HCOL Life

https://youtu.be/VXPrB1xAt5M Almost two years ago, after I paid off all of my debt, I decided to move from a cheaper, suburban area to Washington, DC, a notoriously expensive city. My rent increased by over $300/month, and my other expenses, such as food and dining, increased as well. You might be thinking that I could do [...]