Have you ever done something completely right, but found yourself holding onto the metaphorical short straw? I just did. Here’s the story on how my bet on a job put me in the unemployment line.
“If you fail to plan… then plan to fail.” Growing up, my mother used to tell me that. Success in life is granted to those who plan ahead. Even if you don’t entirely know where you’re going–always be aware of where you don’t want to be. Around January of 2018, the finish line of our… Read More
My debt free journey is nearly over. In an unexpected move, my debt free journey is ending without paying off my car. Here’s why.
From the years 2009 through 2011, I was in an abusive relationship, and I learned one crucial lesson that has affected every financial decision that I’ve made since: I learned what it was like to be poor. Not “I’m barely making my payments” poor, but rather having to choose between two things that I NEED… Read More
When did the holidays become so “stuff” driven? Like, seriously. Why is there so much pressure to buy the perfect gift? I’m not a fan. Here’s what i’m doing instead.
As the year 2018 approaches, it’s time to recap what kind of financial progress I made in 2017. Spoiler: It was a good year to be my financial plan. #SorryNotSorry
Remember the days when you could drive down to your local cell phone store, flip open a few phones, play with features, and walk out with a FREE cell phone? I do. And after this year, I miss them. Here’s our story on how a bucket of clams cost us hundreds of dollars, what we… Read More
Recently, my husband came to me asking for my blessing to sell his (perfectly fine) car and buy a new one. That meant getting deeper into debt after a full year of sacrifice to become debt free. Before I responded to him, I considered the only rational option: Packing up the dog and fleeing in… Read More
I have been working since I was 14 years old, but my very first “adult” job was many years later. If I could go back to age 21 and give my younger self a few life lessons, here are the 7 things I’d say…
Working to be debt free isn’t going to be a fruitless labor. Here’s my Dream Board of all the ish that I am going to do when I don’t have bill collectors waiting on me anymore.