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This post may contain affiliate links, and this blog could earn a small commission if affiliate links are used. For more information, check out my disclaimer. As I’ve alluded to in a previous post, and I’ve now accepted with certainty: I’m a workaholic. Through introspection and asking myself questions I’ve never asked myself before, I came up on this hard truth with a screeching halt.  I’ve always been an over-achiever and it… Read More

Since the days of old, I’ve held the highest standards for myself. I tend to set bizarre expectations, that only matter to me. From elementary school until college, I’d rewrite my notes or homework assignments if I didn’t like my handwriting or the pen I was using. I used to be extremely meticulous about my appearance. Though my “symptoms” of Perfectionism have evolved through the years, I find signs of it in… Read More

Since about mid-January my husband and I have gone meatless! Sort of. Originally we wanted to try to not eat meat for one month, and see how it went. [In cockney accent] Why the Dickens would we want to do that for?  Glad you asked. Why We (Sort-Of) Stopped Eating Meat We bounced around the idea of going vegetarian for quite a while before we took action. We both grew up as… Read More

One evening, in the fall of 2016, my husband (at the time boyfriend) came home to our quaint apartment, bursting with excitement. He was holding a fistful of brochures for houses in a suburb outside of our big city, and yammering something like “Let’s buy a house!”  What the what?!? Apparently he was visiting his parents in said suburb and drove by a neighborhood being built. Spontaneously, he decided to swing by… Read More

A good credit score is the ever elusive goal that we (who are trying to get our money in order) strive for. But how do you get that good credit score, and what does it mean anyway? Let’s Start With Some Definitions: A credit score (also known as your FICO score) is a 3-digit number calculated through a wonky formula mathematical algorithm based on your credit report.  A credit report is a… Read More

Got debt? Don’t know where to start? Here is a free guide to paying off debt. I’m not selling anything—after all, I want you debt-free! Here’s how I did it.

Boosting how much money we put into our Savings account each month can sometimes be difficult. Especially when we are first starting out. It may seem daunting to look for places within our spending to save a few dollars, but here are twelve things you can do today to start saving money: Pack your lunch: I started packing my lunch for work everyday about 2 years ago. My lunch usually consists of:… Read More

Imagine going to a gas staton and asking the attendant if you can have $20 of gas on pump 3. Oh, and by the way, does he mind if you pay him later? Impossible right? In today’s world, there aren’t any IOUs, or running up a tab in the local grocery store. Things have to be paid up-front and in full. This is difficult for many people who live paycheck-to-paycheck, and also… Read More

My first experience with an allowance was back in elementary school, where every Friday I would get $2. Up to this point as a kid, I never got money or toys unless it was a birthday or a holiday, so when I was told I would be getting an allowance, I was psyched. I would dutifully go to Target or Walmart or wherever, and spend as much time as my parents could… Read More

As someone who used to spend every last dollar every pay period, I am familiar with the sensation that there is just no way I could put money into a savings account and not touch it. Life would happen, and any surplus left after I paid my bills would be allocated toward a need like an oil change or new tires. At other times, after mildly majorly stressing over money every pay… Read More

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