May 2021 Financial Update:

It’s officially been one year since my first financial update! Let’s see where we were financially in May 2020: Our Current Numbers as of June 1st 2020: $16,814 Invested $10,028 In Savings No HSA (will get one Oct. 2022 when we can) -$150,279 Total Debt (House and Car) Some things that happened this month.. ourContinue reading “May 2021 Financial Update:”

9 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media:

In 2020, I took 2 separate month long breaks from social media, once in January & once in June, I ended up never going back to any socials except Instagram, Pinterest, & YouTube (& a touch of TikTok to post financial education videos). Now on May 20th, 2021 I started another indefinite break from socials.Continue reading “9 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media:”

My Dream Life:

Without knowing where you want to go, you will surely get lost along the way, wandering aimlessly. The same can be said about your finances & every other aspect of life. Before you start your conscious journey, Where are you going? Where do you want to end up? What does your dream life look like?Continue reading “My Dream Life:”

April 2021 Financial Update:

Hello & Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! Spring weather is finally here so we’ve spent quite a lot of time outside this month. It feels so amazing to finally get some natural vitamin D again! Some things that happened this month: Brandon (my husband) is now fully vaccinated and so is a lotContinue reading “April 2021 Financial Update:”

Our Podcast Money For Everyone Has Been Released!!!

On February 15th, 2021 we released our first full episode of Money For Everyone on Apple & Spotify. Today, we have five episodes out. We upload a new episode bi-weekly on Mondays. A bit about the Podcast: We have a vision of a world in which everyone knows how to manage their money to achieveContinue reading “Our Podcast Money For Everyone Has Been Released!!!”

Easy Changes You Can Make to Live More Sustainably:

Hello & Welcome back! I’ve been obsessed with environmental sustainability & wanted to share some simple changes my husband and I have made so far: Reusable Cotton Rounds Shampoo Bars (& Bar soaps in general) Reusable Produce Bags Switched to Who Gives A Crap toilet paper. -Link for $10 off! Native Deodorant -If you placeContinue reading “Easy Changes You Can Make to Live More Sustainably:”

March 2021 Financial Update:

Welcome back and Happy Spring! (Hopefully.) Here in Minnesota, you never know when Spring is actually here. The past two Winters, it has been warmer & less snowy than usual, which is concerning, to be honest. Also, last summer was not as humid either, it was very dry, at least where I live. Now thatContinue reading “March 2021 Financial Update:”

February 2021 Financial Update:

Hello and Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, writing, & reading over this last month & my mindset has evolved, yet again. In February, I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, How to Become CEO by Jeffrey J. Fox, theminimalists.com by Joshua Fields Millburn &Continue reading “February 2021 Financial Update:”

January 2021 Financial Update:

Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! The first month of 2021 is over & so much has already happened in the world since the start of the year. This month, we put all of our stimulus money & $100 we got for Christmas towards our car to get a head start on our goalContinue reading “January 2021 Financial Update:”

Consumerism Is Ruining Your Life:

Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! 🙂 My husband and I have been going through some major mindset changes about how we view life, and one of the biggest is how we view having stuff, and how much “stuff” we purchase or, consume. This shift in values has been growing in our subconscious forContinue reading “Consumerism Is Ruining Your Life:”