Finances

I Maxed Out My Credit Card on Accident – Why It’s Important to Check Online Banking

I Maxed Out My Credit Card on Accident – Why It’s Important to Check Online Banking

When I was 16, I accidentally maxed out a credit card. You probably don’t think this is anything surprising, but it shocked me at the time. Why? Two key reasons. I had never spent more than I made I had set up my credit card […]

Dealing with Grief During Transitional Seasons

Dealing with Grief During Transitional Seasons

Today is my dad’s birthday. Or more accurately, today was my dad’s birthday. Growing up, one of the biggest reasons I loved this day was because it meant my birthday was only three days away. Yes, I’m aware how terribly selfish that sounds, but I’m just being […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling

7 Ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling

Now in full disclosure, I don’t always eat in while traveling. In fact, food is a huge part of culture! But food can be a key area to cut costs while traveling. 1: Bring Cheap Non-Perishable Food With You I like to bring along Clif bars […]

7 Ways to Save Money This Fall

7 Ways to Save Money This Fall

Finally, the weather is cooling down a bit, the leaves are changing, and it’s time to break out flannels and chai tea. But the good news about the new season is that it offers some new ways to save money. So here are ways to […]

The CHEAPEST Way to Start a Blog and Make Money

The CHEAPEST Way to Start a Blog and Make Money

A few days ago I announced on my Instagram that I had begun paid freelance writing, and that I kind of fell into this because of blogging. Since then, I’ve had several friends (in person and online) ask me, “How did you make your website?” […]

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

Every year Nordstrom has a massive sale called the “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?,” where, you guessed it, things go on sale! Historically, what makes this sale so exciting is that it isn’t the OLD stuff that goes on sale, but it’s the NEW stuff that goes […]

Money Wins & Money Fails 7/8/18

Happy Sunday! I decided to do a roundup of some money wins and fails! I like this whole idea because it keeps me honest. It also gives a lot of insight into my personality. After all, what you spend money on is what’s important to […]

Find Something Free That You Love, and Do It Often.

Find Something Free That You Love, and Do It Often.

I’ve been reading a lot lately, and it has brought more joy back into my life than I can explain. You see, reading was a true joy in my childhood. I went to the library on a weekly basis and would read for hours. My […]

Surprising Things I’ve Seen at Aldi

Surprising Things I’ve Seen at Aldi

I started becoming an avid Aldi shopper in 2013. I was 19 years old and on my first college co-op (like an internship in engineering but can also count towards college credit. Mine was 8 months). I’d heard of Aldi from a friend and the […]

My Week Is an Example of Why Renting is NOT “Just Throwing Money Away.”

One of the things that annoyed me was that earlier on in our marriage, several well meaning people asked us when we were going to buy a house. They either had no clue of our six-figures-in-student-loans, or they were being nice, or whatever. Anyways, the […]