September 2021 Financial Update:

So… I wrote this blog post, and mere hours later I unexpectedly lost my job. This changes things a lot. It was of no fault of my own. My bosses messed up really bad and let me go as a last ditch effort to protect themselves, hoping I don’t know my rights. That’s all I’mContinue reading “September 2021 Financial Update:”

Reaching Partial Financial Independence:

I made a post on July 7th, 2021 called: You Are a Lot Closer to Your Ideal Lifestyle Than You Think.. and it turned out to be very true. Now that we sold my husband’s vehicle, we have accomplished everything on my “dream life/ideal lifestyle” list that is near the bottom of the aforementioned blog post.Continue reading “Reaching Partial Financial Independence:”

August 2021 Financial Update:

August has been the busiest month of the year so far for us. I had so many work events, I had 3 at the same casino an hour & a half away from me all within a week of each other. We went to a waterpark (hour & 1/2 away) for 2 nights with myContinue reading “August 2021 Financial Update:”

July 2021 Financial Update:

Hello & Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! In July, my husband & I both got raises! I got a very large one, but now I need to set aside more money for taxes since I am legally self employed. I am also probably going to receive a large bonus check in December ifContinue reading “July 2021 Financial Update:”

June 2021 Financial Update:

Hello & Welcome back! In June, we wrapped up our first season of the podcast which is exciting & I’m starting a new work role as of today! My new job position is going to be a lot, I just hope I succeed at it. I will finally officially be an insurance agent & haveContinue reading “June 2021 Financial Update:”

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:”

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:”

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:”