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Quarter 3 2016 Spending Bans

June 27, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today starts Week 27! This officially means we’re in the second half of the year (even though it’s not quite July 1 yet). This week we start Quarter 3 of year! This is a great chance to reevaluate your goals for the year. I’m going to be working on my Powersheets to help get me to…

June 2016 Debt Repayment

June 24, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 3 minutes So here is how I started the month. May Loans ECSI (College Debt): 8528.77 Upstart (Starter-life Debt): 4970.92 Credit Cards Southwest (Chase): 3080.86 Discover: 1074.44 Combined Debt: 17,654.99  And here’s all the progress I made: June Loans ECSI (College Debt): 8471.31 (-0.7%) Upstart (Starter-life Debt): 4813.25 (-3.2%) Credit Cards Southwest (Chase): 3054.27 (-0.9%) Discover: 1374.53 (28.0%) Combined Debt: 17,713.36 (58.37…

May 2016 Debt Repayment

May 27, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 3 minutes So here is how I started the month. April Loans ECSI (College Debt): 8586.00 Upstart (Starter-life Debt): 5278.85 Credit Cards Southwest (Chase): 3046.13 Discover: 1249.44 Combined Debt: 18,160.42  And here’s all the progress I made: May Loans ECSI (College Debt): 8528.77 (-0.7%) Upstart (Starter-life Debt): 4970.92 (-5.8%) Credit Cards Southwest (Chase): 3080.86 (+1.1%) Discover: 1074.44 (-14.0%) Combined Debt: 17,654.99 (-505.43…

Sharing my Net Worth

May 16, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m usually abrasively unapologetic about writing the things I want to write about here for Burke Does. As I sat down to write a post about my net worth, a lot like this one, I couldn’t help but be sorry. I crunched the numbers and I was embarrased. I know what my net worth is.…

April 2016 Spending

May 9, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 3 minutes I use a one-number method for my flexible spending. I have $360/month for all my flexible spending. That means that across all my non-fixed spending (rent, parking, utilities, insurance, etc.), I’m allowed to spend unto $360. So, for example, if I spend a little more on groceries this month but nothing on medical, it’s okay…