Reflecting on “What Has Been” and “What Is To Come”

There doesn’t seem to be a time of year where it is encouraged for people to deliberately review what has happened in the last 12 months, and what they hope is to come in the next twelve, and putting steps into place to make it happen.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (18): The Budget – Month Five

I’ve decided to change up our budget.  The amounts will stay the same, as nothing has changed in our income.  However, I need to find another solution for tracking it.  The Good Budget app is not working for me.  I don’t use it.  I will be trying out some other things this month.     […]

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (17): The Holidays Are Coming

Things this month have been substantially better than the past two months.  It’s crazy how much control pregnancy hormones have on your brain.  To be fair, we’ve also been dealt a lot the past two months, but the hormones definitely did not help.  I don’t know what it is about this pregnancy; it’s a testament […]

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (16): The Budget, Month Three

I am finally getting the hang of this a little bit!  The Good Budget app and I are still not really friends, unfortunately.  However, I’ve been checking our accounts more often, and I’ve been more open with David about our spending and where our money is going. Where I feel I’ve really made some strides […]

The psychology of retirement

If you ask me, the whole concept of retirement is weird. But now times have changed.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (6): Buying a House Changes Everything

David and I just moved into our first home two weeks ago. Currently, we are trying to juggle our jobs, our baby and our chaotic, beautiful, mess of a house. I feel like my head is going to fall off.

My spouse died, what do I do?

No matter how long ago a spouse passed or how long you were married, there is a void that is left. No one claim they understand what it feels like, even if they have lost a spouse of their own, as each relationship is dynamic and was its own entity. However, in light of this event, there are some financial things that need to be addressed.

The Sterlings (Part 10): The only goals that matter are your own

Sound financial planning starts with setting goals based on what you want out of life—not someone else’s idea of success.

The Sterlings (Part 9): Investing for different goals

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can help you achieve your goals—when invested with a purpose. But, how do you invest for different goals all at the same time?

“It’s time for your 15 minutes, Mr Grant”

I’ve never been on network TV before. But I recently got to check that off my to-do list. Let’s talk about “how teachers should manage their finances.”