Net Worth Update: December 2019

Goodness gracious, it seems like just a couple weeks ago that I was sitting in this exact same chair calculating our net worth one last time in 2018, and here I am doing it again to close out 2019. Time absolutely flies by! Ever since July 15, 2017, two days before I turned 29, I …

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Net Worth Update: August 2019

It’s that time again! Around the 15th of each month I sit down to update our net worth. These monthly reports began in the summer of 2017 after I read The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D. I learned that if I am serious about building wealth and becoming a …

Net Worth Report: June 2019

In July 2017, I sat down to calculate our net worth for the very first time. I had just read The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D., and after years of hearing the term in passing, I finally felt compelled to find out what ours was. I had heard …

Deciding Against a Normal Life

Twenty-three hundred times. A low estimate of the number of times I have driven the exact same route to work as of today. It’s a beautiful, scenic drive. At 7:30 AM, the fifteen minute drive from Kingston to Lenoir City on I-40 East allows you to see the sleepy awakening of the east Tennessee valley …

Why I’m Glad I Don’t Love My Job

As the long-awaited meeting came to a close, I watched my coworkers exchange enthusiastic glances. In response to high turnover rates, my employer finally listened to its employees and granted five more vacation days, rewards for good attendance, a company-wide pay increase and a better 401(k) plan, in addition to continuing to provide free health …

Free Zero-Based Budget Template

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. You guys have been asking for it, and I’m finally providing it – a free zero-based budget template. It is based on the budget that I designed for my husband and myself after we got married (view it here), but I tweaked it in …

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: November 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. For the first time, I wasn’t as excited to calculate my net worth this month. My husband and I took a three day Halloween vacation to Savannah, GA, and we completely wiped out our Vacation sinking fund. And our Family sinking fund. And …