A peculiar phenomenon has been occurring in the United States when it comes to the status of the economy versus the perception of economic conditions by the populace. I’d wager that the disconnect between the actual status of the economy ...

Anyone who knows me in real life will tell you that I’m a huge Friends fan. I even occasionally review my quarterly Friends Subscription Box delivery on this blog. After being introduced to the series as a teen, I’ve been ...

      Net Worth = Assets minus Liabilities   Assets Amount Change from Last Month Checking/Savings $45,623   Retirement Accounts 201,953   Taxable/Nontax Investments 113,509 Misc. (Gold/Silver/Cash) 9,500   Total Assets 370,585   Liabilities Amount Change from Last Month ...

It’s been six months since my last update or post here on The Money Sloth dot Com. I happened to have a job offer presented to me at the end of 2022 that I have been working on. I really ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...