Budgeting

There are few things more powerful for your finances than having a budget and sticking to it every month. It’s not always easy, but with the right steps you can make your budget work well for you. Your budget will get you on track to pay off debt and build wealth. The blog posts below are packed full of tips to help you create a budget and start saving money now.

How I’m Planning to Get Ahead of Graduate School Debt

This is a guest post by Kaitlin Butler. Even though I’m not yet in grad school, I’m already “ready for zero” – like other readers of this blog, I am looking forward to being completely debt-free. In fact, I am debt-free now, but I’m considering pursuing a graduate degree in the next year or two, and if I do, I’ll be…

17 Ways to Make Your Budget Better – Starting Today

You know you need a budget, but how about a better budget? Even the most leak proof of financial plans benefit from occasional reevaluation and adjustment if necessary! And if you’re just starting out on your budget plan – well, why not make it the best budget that you can imagine? So wherever you are in your financial journey, here…

Topics We’re Talking About: Dealing With Decision Paralysis

Recently, whilst browsing for a new pair of shoes, I was faced with the choice of buying a blue or a red pair. Same brand. Same model. Just different colors. Simple enough… one might think. I picked up each option about 19 times, hemmed and hawed for nearly 26 minutes, and then abruptly left the store empty-handed. It wasn’t that…

Introducing Destination Debt Free: A Six Week Course to Debt Freedom

Working in tech, I’ve gotten used to automating, well, pretty much everything. While I was slow to the game of adopting new technology (many of my friends still remember me as the girl who sat at the coffee shop writing on a yellow legal pad), I’ve started to use technology to automate every aspect of my life (and have even…

Go Green to Save Green: 5 Easy Ways to Get Started

This is a guest post by Jennifer Garry of Cuddles and Chaos I’ve crossed paths with a lot of people who are turned off to the idea of “going green” because they think it’s too expensive. Thoughts turn to organic food, solar panels, CFL bulbs, energy efficient appliances, and other pricey investments that seem contrary to saving or paying off debt….

Saying “I Don’t” To Wedding Party Expenses

The food, the dress, the… finances. Whether we like to admit it or not, weddings aren’t built purely on the currency of love and a great party. And now, more than ever, taking part in someone’s special day can snowball into a much larger financial commitment. With the engagement party, the wedding shower, bridal parties, and bachelor/bachelorette parties a single…

Why You Should Never Feel Self-Conscious About Being Frugal

I’ll admit upfront – I’m usually “the frugal” one in any given group. Aside from working at a company that lives and breathes personal finance, I’m also not a big spender by nature. In that way, it’s been easy to maintain my frugal tendencies. Though my affinity for saving isn’t something I’m actively spieling about in everyday conversation, it definitely…