Reflections on 3 Years of Payroll Data

So while digging around to get my tax information together for this year, I stumbled upon a payroll feature that shows all our payroll data. Since I started tracking my income, expenses, and savings this year, I can’t help but notice trends. Some of the numbers were surprising, so I spent a little more time …

Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Income and Expenses Update

I sort of cheated and provided a thorough eleven-month update of income and expenses earlier this month. That one did not have charts! Thus I present to you my fourth quarter or end of year update on my income and expenses for 2018. Income My income is primarily from my day job except for this …

Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Savings and Investment Update

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I ain’t got no friends, so I thought I might as well post this now. 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. …

Announcing My Guilt-Free 2019 Budget Projections

Today is Dec 15, 2018 and it’s ten days till Christmas. Yippee. With season’s greetings come feelings of reflections of the year. I tend to live in the future (not the moment). I’ve already taken a sneak peek at this year’s income and expenses, and I have so many thoughts. I have so many thoughts …

How My Income Skyrocketed and Net Worth Plummeted with My Education

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey! I’m so glad you’re here. So we’ve all heard it from one source or another that one of the best reasons to graduate high school (and eventually college) is not just for the sake of furthering your education, or accomplishing a goal, but for the promise of a …

#1 Way to Save 100k in Your 30s

I have been in the PF blogosphere for awhile now and have gorged on net worth updates and debt payoff stories. Much to my own chagrin I even published my own debt payoff story. I harbored some reticence because I didn’t think the story was really much of an underdog story, but other bloggers had …

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 …