Happy Friday! I hope you’re staying warm and dry out there. Here’s what I was up to this week.
How I Earned Money This Week
We haven’t had any income this week! All my clients are paid up for the month, and Dan’s paycheck comes in next week. We haven’t had any Airbnb guests in the last couple of months, which I think is related to the shutdown. Luckily, we structure our bills and spending so that we don’t have to rely on our Airbnb income. Anything we earn from that goes directly into savings or into a home improvement project. So, though it’s frustrating that we aren’t getting many guests right now, it’s not harming us financially.
How I Spent Money This Week
We’ve spent quite a bit on groceries this week. We aren’t going out to eat much, so I don’t might going over our usual grocery budget. (Check out the one number budget idea to learn more.)
However, we did go to Whole Foods to have lunch from their hot bar on Sunday. We were trying a (failed) home renovation project, and our kitchen was out of commission.
On Tuesday, I got a haircut and bought a new brand of hair product.
What I’m Writing
This week’s topic was a little heavy, but important to talk about: money shame. If you know you struggle with feeling ashamed about your financial situation, this post might be for you!
What I’m Up To
This past Tuesday was January’s Money Circle meetup. We sold out (and even had a waiting list), which is always exciting. We set financial goals for 2019, and talked about how to make sure those goals are motivating so that we will actually stick to them.
The February Money Circle event is scheduled and open for registration! If gift-giving is one of your love languages, this event is for you!
I’m joining the Bossed Up Bootcamp in DC this weekend! I’ll be leading the salary negotiation training. If you haven’t yet attended BUBC, you should learn more about it and ask me any questions you have!
I’ve got several events coming up in February and March! On February 6th, I’ll be at General Assembly again, talking about how to be financially savvy in 2019. On March 6th, I will be putting on a values and money workshop at the Lemon Collective. On March 12th, I will be leading a Making & Breaking the Budget workshop at Mindspace. I hope to see you at one or more of these events!
What I’m Excited About
Dan and I met that foster puppy last Friday night! He was even more adorable in person and he had the sweetest, most loving personality. Unfortunately, everyone else thinks the same thing, so there are several other families we are competing against. We will find out in the next few days who the foster parent decides will be best for him, and hopefully we can take him home with us on February 2nd. Send good vibes!
Money Tip to Take Into the Weekend
That’s all from me today! Have a fantastic weekend!
Certified Financial Education Instructor. Feminist and financial coach for women. Founder of Money Circle.