I’ve written about my Emergency Fund in the past. Possibly because I’m super proud of actually having it (and believe me, for somebody who has never been good with money, it’s a huge accomplishment). Or possibly because it’s super important you have it. But the journey hasn’t been easy for me and I’ve made a… Continue reading Mistakes I made with my Emergency Fund
Like a lot of other people, I’ve been making plans for 2020. Among them: plans to make progress on my sustainability journey. I want to finish decluttering my belongings. In 2019 I decluttered books and clothes but then my #KonMari adventure stalled as I was distracted by other things. I want to explore options to… Continue reading #NoSpendYear is officially a go!
Though the recent string of posts focusing on sustainability might suggest a very specific focus, I also wrote a lot about money on the side. From NoSpendYear to why Emergency Fund is important. I’ve mentioned my goal to save up for a downpayment for an apartment more than once. And you might be asking yourself:… Continue reading Why I write about money on the Path to Less
Let’s talk about money for a second. It’s a topic I have touched on before because it’s a subject very close to my heart. I want to share a personal story with you because my experience with money has been fundamental in putting me on the Path to Less. I wasn’t always good with money.… Continue reading My journey from terrifying debt to positive net worth and plans for the future
I wasn’t always good with money. My family wasn’t rich, we were at the lower end of the middle class for as long as I can remember. I was told to save money, but I didn’t see my parents doing that at all. We never talked about money beyond complaining we have none and we… Continue reading Society’s Mixed Signals: buying vs. saving money
I’ve been bad with money almost my entire life. In fact it’s only recently (last two or three years?) where I managed to get my head on straight and pull myself out of debt and into saving a nest egg; but that’s a story for another day. The story I want to share today is… Continue reading How having an Emergency Fund saved me from financial trouble