Frugal Challenge: No-Dining-Out November

We started our journey to getting our finances in order by reeling in on the spending. There was no other way we would have paid $84,000 in our first year without YNAB! To this day, budgeting continues to be a top priority and really keeps our finances in check. To help with that, we have made … Continue reading Frugal Challenge: No-Dining-Out November

Frugal Challenge: Give Up Alcohol

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more. I gave up alcohol in June of 2017 and it has been one year since I have participated in what many people refer to as social drinking. There were many reasons why I gave it up, but the reason that I was least willing … Continue reading Frugal Challenge: Give Up Alcohol

Frugal Challenge: Become Vegetarian One Week, Every Month!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more. I’ve attempted a lot of frugal life hacks in the past year, all with the goal of paying down my student debt of over $550,000 in less than ten years. These include co-housing to reduce rent, travel hacking to jet set around the world … Continue reading Frugal Challenge: Become Vegetarian One Week, Every Month!

Preparing for the Resumption of Student Loan Payments

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  I don’t pretend to know what anyone’s financial situation is like. I know that our stories are different, and depending on where we lie on our path, the story changes with time. I have already written about what one should be doing with their … Continue reading Preparing for the Resumption of Student Loan Payments

Financial Advice for Young People in their 20’s

I find that financial literacy is quite low for people in their early 20’s and 30’s. This is not a fault of their own but rather, a cultural failure that presents us all with opportunity for improvement. As a society, we do not openly embrace talk about money. In our educational institutions, we do not … Continue reading Financial Advice for Young People in their 20’s

Monthly Goals: August

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more.  If I am being completely honest, July was the month that got away. Very few habits stuck, and I accomplished little in terms of my to-do list. In exchange was a month full of travel, friends, family, books, sand, beach, mountain, snow, sun, and … Continue reading Monthly Goals: August

Financial Advice to Battle COVID-19

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure to learn more. I think it has become apparent to all that the up-hill battle which we face against COVID-19 has only just begun and will not go away any time soon. When whispers of a lock-down first spread two weeks ago, I truly believed that it … Continue reading Financial Advice to Battle COVID-19