The Atlantic – May 2016 Issue – The Money Report

The Atlantic magazine is covering fantastic money related stories for their May issue! Tons of great stories. A definite must see! http://www.theatlantic.com/projects/true-money-stories/ The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them. Why Don’t Americans Save More Money? Maybe the only way… Read More The Atlantic – May 2016 Issue – The Money Report

My Monthly Budget – Setting Goals for 2016 (March update)

So in a previous post, I provided a breakdown of my monthly expenditures. Monthly budget: $1,979 / Yearly budget: $23,748 Monthly savings: $1,568 / Yearly savings: $18,816 Yearly net pay: $42,562 (after taxes & benefits) Net savings rate: 44% A net savings rate of 44% is awesome, especially compared to the national average. The average American saves slightly more than 5% of their disposable income… Read More My Monthly Budget – Setting Goals for 2016 (March update)