For those of you that don’t know, I work by day as a geriatric social worker (by night I write this blog, read a lot of books, and bake a lot of cookies). I absolutely love my work. I’ve worked as a geriatric social worker in a variety of roles and I have loved every… Read More Geriatric Social Work and Personal Finance Are Related How?
… you get to save an extra 5% of your January take-home pay simply because you had that money left over at the end of the month. That puts my total January savings rate up to 20% of my take-home pay! Go me!
Aka: A love letter to my tiny bachelorette pad. I’ve lived in my tiny lovely bachelorette pad (approx. 450 sq ft) for close to three years now, and Jordan moved in with me right before Christmas. I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love living in a small space. I know… Read More Frugal Habits: Living Small
One of my most important frugal habits is meal planning. When I started to get more serious about my finances again this summer, one of my goals was to stop eating out. To do that, I knew I would have to get way better about following through on my plans to cook food at home. If I… Read More Frugal Habits: Meal Planning
Jordan and I had a lot of fun going out for Halloween last year and we wanted to do it again this year. However, we had an unpleasant reality check when we went shopping for costumes. They are expensive! We saw ones that would cost each of us easily over $50 for something we would… Read More A Frugal Halloween
I just finalized my November budget today. In addition to the 10% that’s automatically put into my work pension plan, I’m saving an extra 11.3% of my take-home (net) pay. It’s a bit lower than last month but I overspent a bit in October and needed to adjust things accordingly. That being said, I’m still… Read More October Reflections and November Savings
I got paid for work in September today and did up my budget for October. I’m saving 16.3% of my take-home pay! That’s in addition to the 10% of my gross pay that get’s automatically deducted for my work pension plan. Go me!