FINANCE YO SELF

Monthly Update – March 2017

Every month I’ll post an update on my finances from the last month, with a focus on increasing income, spending less, and maintaining a high savings rate.  You can see previous updates here.

Results – March 2017

March is finally over, which means I’m about to enter Financial Hibernation – basically the first 3 months of the year are awesome in terms of financial progress for me due to lots of extra income.  … Read More

Monthly Update – February 2017

Every month I’ll post an update on my finances from the last month, with a focus on increasing income, spending less, and maintaining a high savings rate.  You can see previous updates here.

A quick note: I’ve updated how I’ll show my results.  For one, I’ve gotten rid of the “carryover” category.  Read More

How I Got To “Here”

A couple years ago I downloaded the app Mint, synced my accounts and was presented with a rather depressing number:

-$43,000

That’s not the exact number but a pretty close estimate.  I was in my mid twenties, had a job making $36,000 a year, had just bought a newish car, and still had around $50,000 in student loan debt.  … Read More