It’s the first day of fall which means there are only 13 weeks left until Christmas! Yes, I know that sounds like a long time away, but if you’re already working with a tight budget it’s coming up fast so you should start putting away money for things like travel, gifts, and unexpected expenses (last minute holiday party invites etc.).Read More
I think most of us were raised to not talk about money, how much we earn, how much debt we’re in, how much we pay per month for rent debt etc, and I honestly think is the most unhelpful thing we were ever taught.Read More
Before the new year, I sat down with my budget and set some goals for the year, like paying off major debt, find my own apartment when my current lease is up - meaning no roommate to split the bills with, and just generally practice better spending. I then looked at how I spent money in 2018 to set the new budgets for 2019.Read More
November is a month for us to practice gratitude for what we have and where are. To fully immerse yourself into the spirit of this month, you can start by participating in No Spend November. Don’t worry I had never heard of this either, but roommate is doing it this month to practice being grateful for what she already owns and I thought it was such a great idea I decided to join her.Read More
This summer I have been traveling like crazy. With all that traveling comes an extra layer of budgeting. But how do you budget for a trip when your budget is maxed out?Read More
Last week I started talking about budgeting. One of the most crucial ways to help you stay on budget, is making most of you meals at home. In order to make most of your meals at home, you’re going to have to grocery shop and not blow your grocery budget either.
I've been having a lot of money conversations with my friends lately. It seems that the older we get the more we feel haunted by past money mistakes and worry about funding our futures. When you get your first job out of college, you're less concerned about paying off your student loans and credit card debt as you are with enjoying the new lifestyle your job affords you. But I've learned that living debt free is a lot nicer than buying nice things and I've definitely had to learn that the hard way.Read More