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.

Traveling Internationally? Here Are a Few Ways I Saved Big

The idea of dropping thousands of dollars on a trip abroad literally gives me hives. As a self-proclaimed money worrier, I have a tough time swallowing any large lump sum payment, and with travel, there’s usually nothing tangible to show for it afterwards. However, travel is something I would have a tough time living without. It might not add to…

What To Do When You Need Money for Rent

I remember the day like it was yesterday, only it was nearly 20 years ago. My rent payment was less than a week away and I had no idea how I was going to make the rent payment. I was in the middle of paying off debt and was barely scraping by to do even that. Becoming somewhat frantic, I…

4 Cheap Weekend Projects To Sell Your House

We will all, at some point, have to get our homes ready to be sold. During this frantic process, the first thing you think about as a homeowner is how you can make your house the most presentable for buyers to get a quick offer, especially if you are on a budget. Remember, you are trying to sell your house…

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…