Money

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. Jason invited me to be a part [...]

Simplifying your finances can be incredibly fulfilling and powerful. Not joking. 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 more options. Laid off [...]

We're DEBT FREE!!! Sorta. 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 the best decision [...]

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. While health should be a priority when it comes to spending, but I understand the [...]

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. 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 no debt, except a [...]

Simplifying our finances this year means we're examining all of our expenses and seeing if: they are necessary we're getting value from them if there is a better deal out there for us We've done a decent job keeping our expenses reasonable, but I think an occasional look would still be useful. Inspiration comes from J Money [...]

Even though our budget will be limited for a while as we move into the new house and tackle this last lingering debt off, we still like to have a bit of fun this year. Some people associate frugality and simplicity as deprivation. You're not supposed to buy things or do anything that's unproductive. To me, [...]

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