A Teacher’s Day In The Life (15): The Budget, Month Two

I’m still not using the Good Budget app like I should, and I still have a pile of receipts on the counter. It all just feels so overwhelming.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (14): Family v. Money, Budget Surprises

David and I have had a few surprises this summer that are making financial planning difficult. One is a new baby.

Here’s the plan: we’re going to continue with the budget as planned.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (13): The “Budget” – Month One

Budgeting feels like dieting: You’ve stocked your fridge with healthy, easy snack and meal options. But you swing through Taco Bell on your way home and enjoy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dessert.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (12): The End-of-July Landslide

This year, however, I’m freaking out for completely different reasons. I’m not going back to school. This year, I’m freaking out about money.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (11): We’re on a Budget!

The budget is done and it is tight!

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (10): Summer Spending

We have a busy schedule and a lot of money to spend if we’re not careful.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (9): The Dreaded Budget

So it is time to get smart and make our money work for us instead of ignoring it.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (8): Summer Is a Time for Improvement

For me, summer is an opportunity. I spend some of my time resting, but I also want to focus on things that fill my bucket to restore myself for the next year.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (7): Getting a Job Doesn’t Stop the Learning

I was not successful at this my first year teaching. I learned quickly that I struggle with classroom management. It’s not something I’m naturally good at.

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.