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.

Why You Should Travel Solo This Summer

It’s summertime, and we’re all in vacation mode looking for travel deals, last minute getaways, or just amazing places that make for jealous worthy Instagram posts. We all want to escape those workplace doldrums, but, sometimes, planning a summer vacation with someone seems like more stress than it’s worth. That trip to the beach would be a great idea, but…

Tips & Tricks on Buying a Car: How to Win the Car Game

Car salesmen are notorious to be the best salesmen out there. From the moment you walk into a dealership, they have a meticulous game plan on how to win your business. Recently, I was in the market for a new (used) car. I decided to stop by the nearest dealership from my house to check out their inventory. Of course…

Tricks and Tips on How to Save Money on Attending Weddings

Wedding season is upon us, and for many that means witnessing multiple nuptials in a short time frame. The cost of the wedding might be astronomical, but the cost to be a wedding guest can be just as staggering. With three weddings down and at least four more to go before the end of summer, I’ve been in search of…

What I Learned about Money Management on a Commission Only Job

There are currently over 15.3 million self-employed people in the United States. I know their trials and tribulations. Getting into real estate from a teaching background has taught me more about budgeting, saving, & being disciplined & resourceful than I could’ve ever imagined. The idea of making your own hours, at first, seems like the ideal work situation for anyone….

Is Boredom Killing Your Budget?

Cubicle burnout is a real thing and I’m currently a sufferer. I’m not sure exactly when it started or what originally spurred it. In fact, it might not even be directly caused by the 3.5 walls I’m surrounded by everyday — it’s probably more about the monotony of life’s everyday routines. I wake up at the same time, make the…

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When it comes to meal planning, I’ve had a lot of starts and stops. I put a calendar on my fridge with the idea that I would fill it with dinner ideas every week. I stopped updating it in February. I also worked on compiling favorite recipes into a DIY cookbook only to have it sit on the shelf collecting…

I Decorated My Apartment For Under $200, Here’s How

Cash strapped with only a few meager belongings to my name, I spent a four-month stint in one of my first apartments dreading any extended amount of time I had to spend there. Fortunately the space came fully furnished – unfortunately, I quickly convinced myself said furnishings were bug infested and couldn’t be trusted. What was my biggest takeaway from…

A Coffee Addict’s Money Saving Tips

I’ve always been told that I should kick my coffee addiction, because I could save a ton of money. For me, that advice never worked. Coffee makes me nice, productive, and happy. Without it, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t hold down a job or make friends, because I’d be grouchy all the time! Sound like you? Don’t worry! There’s still…