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. I could talk about “how we got here” but I don’t have any plans of turning my personal finance blog into the center for religious [...]
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 For those of you who joined my journey this year, I started working to get out of debt in October of 2016 after [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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... The interview is a two-way street. When you finally land that [...]
https://www.pinterest.com/manvscash/my-debt-free-dream-board/ 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. WHAT IS A DREAM BOARD? A dream board (aka: vision board) is a visual tool that serves as a [...]
Not all of my "millennial money" goes to avocados, and my credit card debt wasn't frivolously spent on coffee. Here's my story on when life hit me hard, and I had to make a choice.