Monthly Status Report: January 2017

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­go­ry? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

How I saved $130k in 3 years.…. and you can too!

Before we get to the super juicy stuff, Julie from Mil­len­ni­al Boss has gra­cious­ly fea­tured my guest post Work­ing is Expen­sive. I encour­age you to go check it out! The news is full of arti­cles about the Obsta­cles to Mil­len­ni­als Sav­ing for Retire­ment. Mil­len­ni­als aren’t sav­ing enough for retire­ment. Half of Mil­len­ni­al women aren’t sav­ing for retire­ment. … Read more

What Do I Do After A Raise?

Have you ever had a job where your salary is enough to meet your needs? Have you got­ten a raise because you’re awe­some.… and then had no idea what to do with all that extra mon­ey? I’m in this exact boat after I got my new job. It came with a hefty 10% raise! My pre­vi­ous salary was more … Read more

Monthly Status Report: November 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Net Worthiness

Some­thing that’s been both­er­ing me for a while is the term “Net Worth”. Peo­ple say “My net worth is $xxx,xxx.” I even say it, at the end of every month­ly sta­tus report. My net worth is _______. I even wrote a whole post when my net worth tipped over the $100k mark. Wikipedia says Net worth is used when … Read more

Monthly Status Report: July 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Monthly Spending Report: June 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

The Simple Path to Wealth

There are lit­er­al­ly a mil­lion ways to invest your mon­ey. Indi­vid­ual stocks, mutu­al funds, robo advi­sors.…… try­ing to pick a good way to invest your mon­ey can be com­plete­ly over­whelm­ing. It can feel like it’s just eas­i­er to say skip it and leave your mon­ey in your sav­ings account to grow. But while leav­ing it your sav­ings … Read more

My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update

I was scrolling through my posts from the last year when I stum­bled across My 10 Year Plan arti­cle. I looked over it and imme­di­ate­ly noticed sev­er­al things that were trag­i­cal­ly wrong now and could be updat­ed. So far, things are going most­ly accord­ing to THE PLAN. Just like Colonel Smith says in The A-Team, I love it … Read more

The True Cost of Traveling

I’ve been think­ing late­ly on the cost of time, more specif­i­cal­ly the cost of my time. What do I mean by that? Cost of Time? Huh? I was first intro­duced to the con­cept of time cost­ing some­thing with Mr. Mon­ey Mustache’s clas­sic arti­cle, The True Cost of Com­mut­ing. If you haven’t read it yet, stop read­ing … Read more