March 2022 Financial Update:

Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well! I mainly spent March trying to figure out what direction I want to go with my career. I got a little derailed and lost sight of the path I was on, but now I’m back. 🙂 I’m making content for Ease Your Financial Payne again. I just startedContinue reading “March 2022 Financial Update:”

February 2022 Financial Update:

February was a wild month, with lots of unexpected twists and turns, especially on the global level. This is a finance blog, so I usually don’t get political on here, but I obviously can’t ignore Russia invading Ukraine. I know this is the work of Putin and a few higher up Russian government officials. IContinue reading “February 2022 Financial Update:”

Returning to School as an Adult:

As some of you may know, I am planning on going back to school starting May 2022. As a 23 year old, I now am noticing a lot of differences this time around. This post is for people who are going to college and what to possibly expect from others. First though, let me explainContinue reading “Returning to School as an Adult:”

How to Become an Extreme Minimalist -The “Moving Across the World Method”:

I thought of a new method on how to become a minimalist… Act as though you need to move across the ocean and fit all of your belongings in a carry-on suitcase, back pack, and large checked bag. Obviously people have done this before, but my idea is to pretend like that’s what you haveContinue reading “How to Become an Extreme Minimalist -The “Moving Across the World Method”:”

Why You NEED to Know What You Want to Do After Retirement:

Many people who choose the F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early) way of life, have a rude awakening once they reach financial independence and quit their jobs: All of your problems don’t magically disappear and it turns out your job and money weren’t what was holding you back. (This blog post was inspired by the Madfientist,Continue reading “Why You NEED to Know What You Want to Do After Retirement:”

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done!

Many people struggle with motivation and inspiration, especially when it comes to things like art, cleaning, work, school, & exercise. I’m going to provide you with four great tips on how to actually stop procrastinating and find motivation! First though I want to say that your value as a person isn’t solely reliant on yourContinue reading “How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done!”

Why I Share Our Finances Online:

I’m writing this for people, especially those who may know me in real life, who wonder why I share our personal finances publicly, or think to themselves something along the lines of, “that’s such an invasion of privacy, I would never do that.” Here are my reasons why: First of all, and the most importantContinue reading “Why I Share Our Finances Online:”

January 2022 Financial Update:

As most people know, there was a market correction in January, so our investments went down quite a bit, which is okay. If you invest, you need to expect corrections and crashes every now and then. Not much happened in January for us, some more of our relatives got Covid and we were by someoneContinue reading “January 2022 Financial Update:”

Do You Fear Change or Crave It?

I’m addicted to change. I can finally acknowledge this and say it out loud. I’m not talking small changes like dying your hair or painting a room. I love big changes and accomplishments, like moving, getting married, starting a new business, traveling, having a child, going back to school, etc. I’m not sure whether thisContinue reading “Do You Fear Change or Crave It?”

Things We Still Buy as Minimalists:

A lot of people think minimalists don’t buy anything except needs like food & shampoo, but that is not true. We have hobbies and unnecessary things we like to buy too. It’s about cutting out all spending that is not important to you and prioritizing how you spend your time and money. My husband andContinue reading “Things We Still Buy as Minimalists:”