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September 2016 Budget and Debt Results

October 4, 2016

I honestly have no idea what happened to September. Part of it was a blur as I was working extra so I could “take time off” for FinCon, then while I was at FinCon the days were long and the nights were short. As soon as I arrived back home, I was in a hurry … Continued

August 2016 Budget and Debt Results

September 1, 2016

A few weeks ago, I decided to change my budgeting strategy and how I share my information with all of you. There were a few reasons behind why I decided to change budgeting strategies: My old strategy was time intensive and took up two posts/month on my blog. I knew I could provide more valuable content … Continued

5 Tips for First Time Investors

August 31, 2016

Taking an active approach to investing as opposed to putting money away in a savings account means more work, but the rewards could be greater over the long term. With savings rates pitifully low, there’s a definite case for investing in the markets. Here are some pointers to bear in mind.

It's Ok to Change Budgeting Strategies (and How I'm Budgeting Now)

August 8, 2016

Should you ever change budgeting strategies or debt pay off strategies? These are things I’ve asked myself at different times over the past 2.5 years since I started this blog. My main focus when I started this blog was to get a handle on my money so I could finally sleep through the night again, … Continued

July 2016 Results

August 3, 2016

I feel like 2016 is just flying by and here we are at the beginning of August already. July felt like a very expensive month. I didn’t add it up as I went throughout the month, probably because I didn’t want to see how bad it really was. But now it’s time to look at … Continued

Investment Basics to Help You Avoid Being Overwhelmed

August 2, 2016

Today’s post is from Gail Poyner of Next Generation Trust Services. Gail is a millennial and retirement expert, two things that aren’t always thought to go hand-in-hand. 😉 Enjoy! Retirement isn’t cheap, and it can seem overwhelming if you haven’t started saving or investing. That’s where Self-Directed IRAs can come in handy for you. You can take control … Continued

How to Jump Start Your Debt Payoff

July 20, 2016

When you finally reach that breaking point where you realize how deep you are in debt, it’s natural to want to jump start your debt payoff. When you are in that dark place, one of two things usually happens. Either you are depressed and think you’ll never be debt free, or you decide to take … Continued

June 2016 Results

July 7, 2016

June. Is it bad to say that I almost don’t even remember June? It went by in such a flash that I’m having a hard time remembering anything significant that went on last month. Luckily I can look back at my budget and see that everything went as planned, at least for the most part. … Continued

July 2016 Budget Plan

July 5, 2016

As you all probably heard, I decided to get a roommate to help with my budget and to make better use of my home. My home is just too big for one person, so I was either going to start looking for a smaller home so I could save money and make better use of … Continued

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