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  • A quick update: crossing $100K

    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.

  • December 2022 in review: Money + 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 […]

  • A quick update: August 2022

    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 […]

  • November 2021 in review: Money + Life

    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 […]

  • August 2021 in review: Money + Life

    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 […]

  • May 2021 in review: Money + Life

    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 […]

  • Personal (Money) Manifesto

    Before I start posting my monthly net worth updates (yes, you’re about to get very detailed info about my income and spending habits and lack of actual money every single month), I wanted to document a few beliefs/ideals/non-negotiables around money that I have. This will be interesting to…nobody. But it’s important to me, so I’m […]

  • Hello? Is anyone there?

    Filed under: Taboo topics we do not talk about #money I wish more people talked openly about money, so I thought I’d start writing about it.  Salaam, I’m H, the almost thirty something living in the DMV (close enough to DC for rent to be stupid expensive, far enough to have excellent access to ethnic […]