How Much Did my Net Worth Decrease In August?

How Much Did my Net Worth Decrease In August? Hey everyone!Not gonna lie, the past week of pre-service (teacher work week before school starts) was so frustrating each and every day. Other than content I had already created and scheduled, I didn't post anything or even really think about TTM. Usually pre-service is a time of nervous excitement, but this year's was full [...]

Is FIRE Possible for a Teacher?

Is FIRE Possible for a Teacher? One of my favorite topics in the world of personal finance is FIRE (financial independence retire early) because I find it so liberating and ridiculously simple to understand. I find that this topic, unlike any other, encourages people to dream bigger than they thought they could and still get hyper-specific about their numbers. So, [...]

I Finally Calculated My Retirement Number and the Result Shocked Me

Photo by Erick Palacio via I've been focused on being in control of my finances month-to-month, but I've put off thinking about a longer-term goal: my (early) retirement. Don't get me wrong, I know exactly how much I want to be investing each month once I get my emergency fund fully built, and I even [...]

Building Wealth as a Teacher

Building Wealth as a Teacher

Teacher's don't get paid enough, but that isn't what I'm going to talk about in this post. I have had multiple students tell me that they want to become teachers, but they don't want to be poor. I've had colleagues throw their hands up and stress-laugh about accepting their "fate" to live paycheck to paycheck-- [...]