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 because I knew that I could not afford both.
Here’s my story.
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 learned about ourselves… and the way we pay for our cell phones.
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 the middle of the night… but I really don’t want to download Tinder and try dating again.
Here’s what I did instead.
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 lesssons, here are the 7 things I’d say…