I didn’t expect it but it happened!!! Alhamdulillah. I really set this goal for the end of last year but well, such is life.
Ahhhhh remember that time I thought I was going to be updating this monthly?! Lulz. Anywho, time to put the update together. I truly wish I was better at this (and maybe I should use Quicken / a better tool than Personal Capital but then again who am I kidding). Some guesses on how the […]
Mannnnn fear of not making progress led me to just leave this blog in the dark. And lo and behold – that became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I *did* fail myself in so many ways. I told myself the reason I wasn’t inching towards my goals was because the market was down anyway. In reality, I […]
Honestly, net worth has been at a standstill, and it’s definitely because I’m nowhere near as diligent as a I should be. Over the summer I stopped contributing to my 401K because I wanted to start putting cash away for a house in Summer of 2022. As it turns out, if you’re not actually tracking […]
My last net worth update was meh, so I’m getting back into it to make sure I’m still on track. I went from obsessively tracking everything to basically logging into Personal Capital only when I start a blog post. Even *I* have no idea how I’m doing 😀 After logging in… the 90 day change […]
Today I’m going back to my roots to break down my expenses. It’s not until I really have to take a long hard look do I start to pare down my expenses. So, here we are. First, a look at the big picture: June 2021 May 2021 Cash $7,748 $7,460 Investments $64,844 $64,844 Net […]
I’m going to start with a quote from my last blog post, which was in NOVEMBER: It’s NOVEMBER and I have no idea what’s going on with my money. I thought about going back month by month to take a look at my expenses… to be honest, I still think it would be a healthy […]
It’s NOVEMBER and I have no idea what’s going on with my money. I thought about going back month by month to take a look at my expenses… to be honest, I still think it would be a healthy exercise. But since there’s a pandemic and life as we know it is no longer a […]
Well then. I’ve been gone for a few months and so.much.has.happened. A global pandemic, a stock market crash, a recession on the rise, a black lives matter movement awakening. Right around the time that I was writing my February 2020 recap, the world changed very quickly – we were told to take our laptops home […]
The money part: Whew. This one was a spendy month. I’m still trying to get a hang of living on one income, and because we have a decent cushion, I’m less inclined to really adjust our spending to what it should be. Lifestyle inflation is real, y’all. I’m totally 100% comfortable adjusting my personal spending […]
Salaam! I’m H, the thirty-ish year old living in the DMV documenting the personal finance journey and other nerd behavior.