My 2018 Financial Goals: Here’s How I Did


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It feels like yesterday I was crafting my 2018 Financial Goals to share with you. I remember feeling so confident, knowing I was going to take the year on by storm. I still had over $43,000 left of student loan debt, but I knew that I had a solid plan in place to continue aggressively paying it down throughout the year. In addition to paying down debt, I set my eyes on improving other areas of my financial life as well: investing, blog views, and side hustle income. Today, I’d like to reflect back on each goal and give you a recap of how I did.

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November 2018 Debt Report


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Hello, world! It’s been quite a while since I posted my last debt report, let alone blogged. Between a full-time job and spending time with friends and family, I have been struggling to find the energy to keep you updated on my progress. But I am here now, and I promise to make a better effort to keep you in the loop going forward. There have been some exciting things happening in my life over the past few months, and I am very happy to share them with you! So with that, it’s time to see how closely I followed my budget the last, err, six months (oops). I want to track the progress I make on my journey to debt freedom, so until my debt is fully paid off, I plan to report each month on how much it is decreasing. Here’s how my debt is looking at the end of November 2018.

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Why #FinCon Was One of the Best Weekends of my Year

I am having the worst #FinCon18 withdrawal right now. It’s been one week since I was in sunny, hot and humid Orlando, Florida with 2,000 of my like-minded, money friends. For those of you who aren’t familiar with FinCon, it’s a conference where “money nerds meet” for three days, talking personal finance 24/7. It focuses on helping those in financial media improve their business and personal brand, whether you are a blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, or none of the above and just love chatting about money.

It is also the perfect place to hang out with your internet friends, all day, every day, which is exactly what I did, and I HAD THE BEST TIME DOING IT.

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May 2018 Debt Report

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Wow! I have a ton of great information to share with you all from May, so I apologize that it’s taken me this long to post about it. Summers in Minnesota are absolutely gorgeous, so I’ve been spending nearly all of my spare time outside soaking up the sun and enjoying the great outdoors. I hope you’ve all been well and have been enjoying the warm weather as much as I have. That being said, it’s time to see how closely I followed my budget last month. I want to track the progress I make on my journey to debt freedom, so until my debt is fully paid off, I plan to report each month on how much it is decreasing. Here’s how my debt is looking at the end of May 2018. View Full Post “May 2018 Debt Report”