Money

How’s your checking account this lovely Sunday morning? Ours is much lighter today (I’ll tell you the exact amount in a bit), but the good news is that it’s planned and saved for spending. This isn’t a lecture on skipping out on all shopping. Nope. We were out there yesterday. But…..this is one buddy to [...]

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. — HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House Racking up debt may feel like a cakewalk. You continue borrowing hordes of dollars without batting an eye. But, once the honeymoon is over and the harsh reality starts to trickle [...]

This week I had a fantastic time meeting up with people at The Frontier for The Road to Financial Wellness. Jason Vitug, Phroogal founder and author  of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life. He’s doing a road-trip around the country to help raising financial awareness. Financial Wellness in the Triangle Jason invited [...]

Simplifying your finances can be incredibly fulfilling and powerful. Not joking. Benefits of Simplifying Finances When you simplify your finances (and your life), you can gain so much more than positive cash flow. You also gain: More Options: We don’t have control over most things, but if you’ve simplified your life, you tend to give yourself [...]

We’re DEBT FREE!!! Sorta. Pen and Paper Celebration Looking at our savings we have enough to pay off the last student, BUT…. we’d barely have any savings left. While it would be fantastic to cross off this item, the right decision for us is to hold off on sending that huge payment in. Sounds crazy, but it’s [...]

How We Decided On Our Home

After two months at our new house, we’re still excited about buying it. We love living her and we’re happy with how well it fits. While the actual process of going from seeing houses to signing the papers seemed fairly quick, the process that got us to the point took much longer. I know this is [...]

Looking to boost your savings, but not sure where to find the money? Have you tried to save, but after paying bills it seems like there is nothing left over to save? One hack that has helped me is automatic savings. I set it up so once our direct deposit comes in, some of it [...]

One of the best things you can do for yourself is taking care of your health. What we do and how we eat can have a huge impact on our quality of life, both now and in the years to come. Eating Well on a Budget While health should be a priority when it comes to [...]

Not sure how things are where you’re at, but pollen is EVERYWHERE over here. As much as I hate dealing with allergies, I’m happy that spring is here. With a new month, it’s time to share our progress with our Challenge Everything project.  Challenging our bills is helping us get closer to our goals. It’s been [...]

One of the best ways to simplify your finances (if you haven’t done so already) is dumping your debt. Discovering the Debt Snowball When we got engaged and had the money talk, we discovered a few things about one another. I had credit credit debt, a car loan, and student loans while he had a [...]

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