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How I Track My Budget In 5 Minutes

  August 11

Do you hate money and budgeting?  Many people do.  Everyone says you have to track your spending in order to achieve financial success… but what a pain.  Even though I’m a CFP, I struggled with budgeting for years.  Don’t misunderstand me; I actually loved the idea of knowing how we spent our money but I … Continued

How I Finally Decided It’s Ok to Spend Money

  August 6

Last month was the month of the unexpected expenses, y’all. I shared my July budget with you at the beginning of the month, and I promised to give you an update. Here are the highlights lowlights: Unexpected Car Expenses So, the worst thing that happened in July was that we had to fix both our … Continued

6 Crucial Money Lessons I Learned From My Father in Law

  July 31

I’ve mentioned my father in law a few times here and there in posts on here and in other places I write, but I thought it would be good to write down six of the crucial money lessons that he’s taught me over the past 10 years. Yep, come October it’s been 10 years since … Continued

Why Every Millennial Needs a Side Hustle

  July 27

The following is by staff writer, Kayla. With today’s economy and job market, new college grads are having trouble finding full-time jobs at all, let alone a career within their chosen field. Many are unemployed or under-employed and not earning nearly enough to live off of and pay all of their monthly bills, including their … Continued

Why Minimalism is Easy, Even When You’re Tired

  June 17

There has been a lot of talk about minimalism and decluttering lately in the blogosphere, and I want to throw my two cents in because I’ve long been a fan of minimalism but I feel my house creeping towards chaos again. There was a time in my life when I gave away 2,011 things in the … Continued

Why We Decided to Tell our Kids How Much We Earn

  June 12

The following is a guest post from a friend of mine, blogger and freelance writer, Kristi Muse. Take it away Kristi! As a child, I never knew how much my parents earned. I was 100% in the dark financially. I was 10 years old before I understood that water was not, in fact, a free amenity. … Continued

Does Summer Make You Spend More? 3 Ideas to Keep Summer Frugal

  June 11

Today’s post is by staff writer, Kayla. Summer is the time of year where I miss being a kid the most. The first summer after college graduation was the absolute worst. You see, I had grown accustomed to work full-time during the summer because that’s what I did during college to make extra money when I … Continued

I Don’t Want to Appear Rich Anymore, I Want to be Rich!

  May 28

This post is by staff writer Kayla: A couple weeks ago I started to feel the big green monster of jealousy rising up inside me when one of my co-workers got a brand new Cadillac Escalade. It’s not that I want a giant gas guzzling status symbol, but I did find myself suddenly wanting to … Continued

Tutoring: Teach What You Know

  May 7

As I continue to work my way out of debt, I’m not above trying almost any side hustle at least once. I mean, even putting just a few extra dollars toward debt each month can really add up when you factor in the future cost of interest. Anyway, like I said, I’ve tried LOTS of … Continued
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