If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to save money. Or you know you should be. I’ve blogged about the different apps I’m using to bring in cash here and there, the books I’ve read on the topic, and the most practical way to save money, ie. sticking to a budget.
After successfully budgeting for a while you realize that if you want to save more, you’re going to need more money coming in. I first tackled that by finding my side hustles of tutoring and babysitting which is money that goes directly to my savings. In addition to that, I have begun to think about how to implement monthly saving challenges to save just a wee bit more.
Well I just paid to keep this blog on Al Gore’s internet, so I guess I better use it!
It’s been a minute right? I’ll be honest life happens and I definitely have been in a phase where all my attention has been directed to…well not this blog.
With future life events getting closer and closer (interpret that as you may) I’ve been lead to a tutoring side-hustle which takes up about 3 nights a week. When I’m not teaching kiddos to read, I’m trying fit in a workout and continue to work on those goals. Hey? Did you know I can do a pull-up now!?
Oh and did I mention I graduate grad school this month?!
I posted on Instagram stories a few weeks ago that for the past two months I have been trying to get really serious about my personal finance and therefore have been seeking out any and all information I can. I had some people reach out and ask what resources I’ve been learning from, so I thought I would take the time to put everything in one place.
My priority right now is savings, not necessarily retirement or hardcore investing (read: stocks). I’m contributing to my 401k with an employer match, but as of right now that’s it. Saving with a goal in mind is huge. Whether it is a vacation, an emergency fund, a wedding, or airpods, saving with something in mind is a lot easier.
After listening to many many podcasts on personal finance, you begin to hear the same things over and over. To me this means the advice is good, right?