July 2022 Financial Update:

In July, we mostly had tons of different appointments, particularly for Brandon’s back, he has a tear. Leo had a teeth cleaning he needed to be put under for, and Brandon had to get multiple fillings. Other than that I have been working part time, doing house projects, and like always, constantly evaluating myself &Continue reading “July 2022 Financial Update:”

April 2022 Financial Update:

April was an insanely busy month, so much happened and we had so many events. Finally, after over 6 months of consideration, and analyzing my infinite options for how I want to move forward, after losing my job in October 2021, I’ve figured out my plan for this next year. I of course want toContinue reading “April 2022 Financial Update:”

College Students and Money

I went around my local University campus today and surveyed college students about personal finance. (Tuesday, April 26th, 2022) Here are the questions I asked: What year are you graduating? What education have you received about how to manage your money? Do you feel ready to manage making $40,000+ a year after graduation and haveContinue reading “College Students and Money”

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:”

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:”

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:”

December 2021 Financial Update:

Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2022 is a bit kinder to us than 2020 and 2021… Honestly, for me, 2020 & 2021 were neutral, boring years. I really didn’t do much other than work, read, & write. January 1st, 2022 is my two year anniversary of running this blog! So, thank you for reading &Continue reading “December 2021 Financial Update:”

2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!

I’m going to hold off on the cliché: “I can’t believe another year is gone! It feels like 2020 just started!”. I set a ton of goals for 2021, and I (we, for some) accomplished all of them! There were a few that I ended up crossing out because my values/priorities changed. 2021 goals thatContinue reading “2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!”

November 2021 Financial Update:

For us, November was a chill month. I mostly just cleaned & worked on my blog and Instagram. Then we had Thanksgiving with our families, that’s about it. I did decide to start up my easeyourfinancialpayne TikTok account again. Our investments went down a bit because the market is down, which is fine. We’re focusingContinue reading “November 2021 Financial Update:”