Each year the Farm Bureau conducts a survey to determine the average cost of a thanksgiving dinner for 10 people. Given the historically high rate of inflation being experienced around the world, it’s no surprise that the cost of the ...

The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached world record breaking heights of $1.9 billion as of this post. The $1.9 billion is the value of the jackpot if paid to the winner in the form of a 30-year annuity. The actual ...

Let’s have a look at where my net worth settled on November 1st:     Net Worth = Assets minus Liabilities   Assets Amount Change from Last Month Checking/Savings $30,909   Retirement Accounts 197,301   Taxable/Nontax Investments 64,447 Misc. (Gold/Silver/Cash/Collectibles) ...

This past month was a doozy in the markets and I saw a rather significant dip in my net worth as a result. I am now a few months into my sabbatical after quitting when my employer suddenly forced everyone ...

Entertainment expenses can be a major source of budgetary stress as the costs of these activities continue to climb. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic I’ve seen my at-home entertainment spending increase considerably while pulling back on more public activities like ...

I’ve been a follower of Suze Orman for years and really appreciate her “no nonsense” approach to dishing out financial advice. Suze was interviewed for a piece on CNBC.com the other day, “Suze Orman: A perfect financial storm is brewing ...

The Money Sloth Hi there and welcome to The Money Sloth dot com! This project is the culmination of years of personal interest in finance and money that can trace its roots back to my time in elementary school. Yes, ...

As of 2020, there is over $1.5 Trillion in federal student loans, owed by 45 million current and former higher education students. Out of those 44 million borrowers, there are currently 1,195,497 who are enrolled in the Public Service Loan ...

A recent article about Google search trends relating to the current housing market caught my attention. The search frequency for “When is the housing market going to crash” has increased almost 25x in the past month. Anyone who peruses Zillow, ...

September was an interesting month, budget-wise. On the surface, it appears I blew my budget wide open in a couple categories and saw my income plummet. Well, there are explanations for both of those. Income came in at $2,262 for ...

As a Michigander by birth, I grew up with the annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. At one time, it was named the best small town festival in the United States. Over time it’s popularity has waned and due ...

I will make personal financial updates a regular part of TheMoneySloth.com and this post will summarize the starting point for tracking my progress toward financial freedom. As you may have seen in my first post, Introducing The Money Sloth!, I ...