Single Girl Money | Sep 2018 Savings and Investment Update

Hey there! Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. In case you’re just joining us, here’s a little bit about me.  I am a single 30-something, openly Christian, hesitantly immigrant-y, human woman. I love watching TV while eating takeout, and I want to retire early. I currently work as a consultant in a tele-health call center making …

Single Girl Money | Sep 2018 Income and Expenses Update

So I’ve been experimenting with lots of different spreadsheets in the last few months.  Check them out here and here.  I used my June 2018 income and expenses to tryout a few more. It turns out Microsoft Excel has loads of templates to try. It’s been really neat to see it all visualized in so …

Blog Update | Sep 2018: 6 Months, 0 Dollars, 6,000 Pageviews

Here you are. Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. It’s that time again. Time for my next blog update. I think I will probably just do 1 or 2 more of these until I really decide to aggressively monetize my blog. Otherwise, I’m not sure what purpose they serve as I didn’t necessarily start …

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100 Posts Later. What You Liked. What I Learned.

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey! All three of my loyal readers, I’m so glad you’re here! I have reached 100 posts (actually a week or so ago). Praise the Lord! Yeah, I took it there.  Anyway, for the two that I didn’t just offend, keep reading for a recap of the 10 most …

Financial Update | June 2018 Income and Expenses

So I’ve been experimenting with lots of different spreadsheets in the last week or so.  I used my June 2018 income and expenses to tryout a few more. It turns out Microsoft Excel has loads of templates to try. It’s been really neat to see it visualized in so many ways. Without further ado, here’s …

Financial Update | June 2018 Savings and Investment

Hey there! Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. In case you’re just joining us, here’s a little bit about me.  I am a single 30-something, openly Christian, hesitantly immigrant-y, human woman. I love watching TV while eating takeout, and I want to retire early. I currently work as a consultant in a tele-health call center making …

Blog Update | June 2018: 3 Months, 0 Dollars, 5,000 Pageviews

So after publishing my pitiful 1st month blog update, I was very discouraged and decided to try a quarterly report or a report every 3 months instead. I liked Frugal Asian Finance’s blog traffic report structure and it was the one I just browsed a few minutes ago so I will use that as a …

Tax Day 2018: My 2017 Tax Return

My cousin just bought a house at the latter part of 2017. I was curious how the home ownership tax deductions affected his return. Since the perceived benefit doesn’t seem to match the actual numbers in my cursory searches and applied examples.  He sad it increased it by about 67%. I don’t have actual numbers …

Blog Update | April 2018: 1 Month, 0 Dollars, 400 Pageviews

STATS: Pageviews:  418 (all time) Followers: 0 Revenue: $0, 3 failed attempts to enroll in Adsense, reason cited: insufficient content. Expenses: $60 for Bluehost and domain Net income: -$60 + work hours Notes: After a little over a month on Blogger, decided to roll blog over to Bluehost. To keep it simple, decided April 1, …