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How to Pay off a $33,000 Debt in 18 Months Like This Teacher

Here’s how one teacher woke up from the hibernation of automatic minimum payments and destroyed his student loans in less than two years.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (25): The Pitfalls of Planning

One of the things that helped me in the classroom (and one of the things I loved about my job) can cause a lot of problems when venturing into uncharted territory. Planning and trying to remain as organized as possible is quickly becoming a major downfall.

A “robot” is not going to save you from yourself

One movement that’s been taking place over the last seven years is the concept of “robo-advising”. But can they replace a human advisor?

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (24): The Budget – Month Eight

Did you know that babies are expensive? I think the amount of stuff we are told we “need” for a baby is crazy.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (23): Updates and All the Feels

I was able to get a full refund and take care of that pyramid scheme I fell for in December. That was really exciting. I was worried, and I felt like an idiot. But we got it taken care of.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (22): The Budget – Month Seven

Seven months is a long time, friends. I feel like I should be an old pro at this budgeting stuff by now. However, I still struggle.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (21): I Have a Problem

I realized at the beginning of this month that I may have a problem.  It’s typical for me to get stuck in a spending rut, especially after the holidays when I’ve been spending more than normal.  I get caught up in the checking for sales and grabbing the good deals and forget that I don’t […]

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (20): The Budget – Month Six

With a built-in fresh start each year comes time for reflection – for me, budgeting is always on the needs-improvement list.

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 (19): Christmas Time is Here

I have been slowly procuring Christmas gifts since sometime in September.  I wanted to take advantage of some sales, but I also wanted to spread out the cost a little bit.     Since I’m not working and our budget is very tight, we’re not spending as much on the holidays this year.  We won’t […]