Personal Finance

Managing money can be hard – especially since no one really teaches us this stuff! Learn about budgeting, paying off debt, saving money, and get the motivation you need to reach for your own financial freedom!

Can Your Savings Account Make Money?

Can Your Savings Account Make Money?

I bet you’ve heard a million times that you need to be saving money all the time. Maybe you’ve just gotten started saving your emergency fund or are saving for a big purchase. Setting aside money for the future is a great idea, but maybe you’re worried about losing out on money by saving instead of investing. Can your savings account make money?

The Complete Guide: How To File Your Taxes

The Complete Guide: How To File Your Taxes

It’s tax season! Don’t let this time of year stress you out. Filing your taxes is something that can be very overwhelming; our tax system in the United States is pretty confusing. If you’ve never had to file your own taxes before and have no idea where to even start, I’ve got you covered! Today I’m going to walk you through the basics of the tax process and how to file your taxes!

February 2020 budget update

February 2020 budget update

Budgeting and managing finances can get pretty overwhelming. To keep everything organized, I use an Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly planner to keep up with all of my relevant financial information. With this planner, I track things like my debt payments, when bills are...

February Budget Setup

February Budget Setup

Budgeting and managing finances can get pretty overwhelming. To keep everything organized, I use an Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly planner to keep up with all of my relevant financial information. With this planner, I track things like my debt payments,...

7 Things I Won’t Cut Out of My Budget to Pay Off Debt

7 Things I Won’t Cut Out of My Budget to Pay Off Debt

My two top goals for this year are to pay off my best buy gift card and pay off my student loans. Working towards these goals requires me to stick to a pretty tight budget. However, there are some things I’m just not willing to cut out. I think it’s important to find a good balance when you’re working toward long term goals. Today, I’m going over the 7 things I won’t cut out of my budget to pay off debt!

January 2020 Mid-Month Budget Update

January 2020 Mid-Month Budget Update

Budgeting and managing finances can get pretty overwhelming. To keep everything organized, I use an Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly planner to keep up with all of my relevant financial information. With this planner, I track things like my debt payments, when bills are...

How She Paid Off $16,000 in One Year – Become Debt Free

How She Paid Off $16,000 in One Year – Become Debt Free

When I started my job in August of 2018, it didn’t take me long to find a friend in one of my coworkers. Mercedes and I bonded over listening to the Dave Ramsey podcast and talking about paying off our debt – I know, we’re nerds! Mercedes paid became debt-free in 2019, so I asked her if she’d do an interview and share a little bit about her debt-free journey. Here’s what she had to say. I hope her story helps motivate you. You can become debt-free too!

5 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Finances

5 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Finances

I am a huge reader. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and a great way for me to unwind. Since I’m always looking for something new to read, I’ve found several great finance-related books that I love. Let’s talk about my favorite books that will change your finances!

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Guy

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Guy

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The beginning of the year always feels like a whirlwind to me. As a CPA, February is when my busiest time of year really gets going. I tend to forget about Valentine’s Day until the last minute (and my boyfriend’s February birthday… don’t tell him!). To help you stay on top of the holiday this year, I’ve pulled together this great list of budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your guy! These items will help you show you care without killing your budget.