This past month has been incredibly busy on the work front and I’m pleased to say that I am finally getting my first vacation time off in over a year this month. While it is only a week, it will be nice to relax a bit and get caught up ...

Last month I posted my first monthly budget review and discussed some of the largest impacts to my budget, like living in a high cost of living area (Washington, DC), not having a car, and working two jobs. I hope these monthly financial updates help shed some light on real ...

I posted my initial Net Worth Update for July when I reported a starting net worth of -$48,228. Now it’s time for the August Net Worth Update. I’m starting out the month of August with a net worth of -$38,405. That is a huge jump toward getting to zero. Month ...

Maybe it’s a cultural thing, but here in the United States there is an extreme aversion to talking about money. This phenomena is not just limited to talking with strangers, but even with close friends and family members. I remember growing up and having absolutely no idea how much my ...

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 and it is worse than 2008” and it takes a ...

I previously posted about my starting net worth and will now dive into my current monthly budget and the plan for the remainder of the year. Starting with the income side of the equation, I have two jobs, a primary full-time salaried job and a part-time hourly side hustle (and ...

Today is the last day to file your 2019 federal income taxes and have them considered on-time. The usual tax filing deadline of April 15 was pushed back to July 15 this year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. IRS Pays Interest! Something that is a little bit ...

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service delayed the deadlines for filing your 2019 taxes and contributing to your Individual Retirement Accounts. You now have until July 15th, 2020 to file both your income taxes and make any last minute contributions to your IRAs. This includes Roth IRA, ...

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 am starting this journey with a negative net worth of ...

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, I was that awkward kid in school with a lemonade ...