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.

Should You Have a Wedding When You’re In Debt?

Truth be told I’ve never been much of a wedding-minded girl. The closest thing I’ve come to planning a wedding was penning the vows for the Esmeralda/Quasimodo ceremony. Those would be used for my neighbor’s pet guinea pigs, by the way. Though a beautiful and budget friendly affair (turns out rodents don’t require much when they say “I do”), it…

17 All-Star Bloggers Share Their Best Fall Budgeting Tips

Fall is finally here, and the holidays are right around the corner. For many, this time of year is ideal. The air feels crisp and fresh, the leaves on the trees put on a gorgeous display, and warm spiced drinks take over as beverages of choice. But there’s a dark side to autumn and the impending holiday season. With parties,…

The Secret To Saving? Share-economy (Plus 4 Other Tips)

The success principles of personal finance are pretty simple: spend less and save more. Doing so will help you live within your means and grow your wealth. Knowing this and putting the ideas into action, however, are two different things. It’s not hard to understand that we need to save, but it can be a challenge to make it happen…

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…