What are your best tips for paying down debt, readers? Which decisions regarding tackling debt — from student loans to mortgages and beyond — have you made that have worked out well, and which haven’t?
Readers have always loved and discussed the various money diaries that you see around the web -- but we thought a "personal money snapshot" might be better so we could see net worth, debt, income, regular bills and more. So in Dec. 2018, we launched this series: the Personal Money Snapshot!
If you’d like to fill out the form and be considered for a future personal money snapshot, please click here if you’d like to see the form and/or submit responses! You can also see a PDF of the questions if you want to review them ahead of time.
Our featured reader is a 40-year-old foreign service officer in Washington, D.C. (for now). She shares her thoughts on saving, investing, and retirement planning.
Our featured reader is a 35-year-old Biglaw associate in Charlotte, NC. She shares her thoughts on using a financial planner, her career in Biglaw, and her favorite timesaver.
Today’s featured reader is a 46-year-old Biglaw staff manager in San Diego, CA. She shares her thoughts on retiring early, paying off credit card debt, and her investment strategy.
Today’s featured reader is a 40-year-old marketing professional in a HCOL area. She shares her thoughts on renting vs. owning, being debt-free, and how she used her inheritance.
Today’s featured reader is a 31-year-old project manager in Austin, TX. She shares her thoughts on paying off debt, being intentional about spending, and saving for a down payment.
Today’s featured reader is a 30-year-old sales manager in Cincinnati, OH. She shared info about her investment strategies, early-retirement plans (using FIRE), and charitable giving habits.
Today’s featured lawyer is a 40-year-old in-house lawyer working as an expat overseas. She shares how her South Asian background has affected her finances, as well as the role her parents have played in helping her with tuition and debt.
In this month’s Money Snapshot, a 34-year-old solo attorney and mom of three talks about paying off $100,000+ of student loans and working 25 hours a week.
In this month’s Money Snapshot, a 34-year-old doctor talks about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and catching up on retirement savings.
In this month’s Money Snapshot, a 30-year-old data analyst talks about saving 50% of her salary and having mixed feelings about investing.