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:”

How to Reach Your Financial Goals Faster:

At the end of this post, I list out all of the ways how we were able to accomplish these financial goals with such low incomes, in such a short amount of time. I suggest reading that list for ideas that you may be able to apply to your finances. Now that we are halfContinue reading “How to Reach Your Financial Goals Faster:”

June 2022 Financial Update:

For the United States, June was a wild month politically, about many varying topics. I won’t get into it, but as a young woman who cares about sustainability & freedom, I bet you can guess some of my thoughts. Some choices were a step in the right direction, some majorly stepping backwards. Personally though, JuneContinue reading “June 2022 Financial Update:”

May 2022 Financial Update:

Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! This month we mainly went to garage sales, gardened/did yardwork, and I started part time work again. Overall, it was a peaceful, chill month. On to our personal finances for May: Our savings account did go down because we paid off my medical bill and took some moneyContinue reading “May 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:”

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:”