March is a 3 pay period month, so I am going to see if I can put one entire paycheck to savings. TBD.
Otherwise, I’ve been busy on a few freelance projects, so hoping to take that and funnel into my EF fund. I’ve also been reading Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need by Grant Sabatier. I’m not done yet, but liking it so far. I’m really curious if it can give me any more information re: passive income, so will report back at a later date. I do think the book’s target audience is someone in their early twenties, though Sabatier’s advice can definitely be applied otherwise.
Current guilty pleasure – Once Upon a Time. I started watching the series back in 2013 or so, but because I am bad at keeping up with shows while they’re running in real time, it fell by the wayside. I have made up for lost time and am in the midst of season 4. I love the way they weave all the fairytales into each other and to depict them in modern day. Plus, Killian, aka Captain Hook, aka Colin O’Donoghue, is really easy on the eyes.
Ahh – the lure of “happily ever after” – if it was just that easy 😉
Here are the links I loved this week:
- A male, age 30 has a 1 in 20 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 50).
- A male, age 40 has a 1 in 10 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 60).
- A male, age 50 has a 1 in 5 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 70).
- A female, age 30 has a 1 in 35 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 50).
- A female, age 40 has a 1 in 15 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 60).
- A female, age 50 has a 1 in 7 chance of dying in the next 20 years (age 70)
Woof! And, piggybacking on the whole morbid mortality thing, I liked this as well.
For some reason, I found it amusing that parts of the graph were detailed as “dead” when I plugged in my numbers…
How are you doing on your goals? What are your intentions for March?
I challenge you to review your current subscriptions (Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, StitchFix, etc.) and cut out one unnecessary recurring payment for this month; then, add that to your emergency fund (or investment account, or whatever).
See you soon!