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!

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.

10 Expenses to Cut From Your Budget This Year

10 Expenses to Cut From Your Budget This Year

The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate and clean up your budget. Sometimes you just get in the routine of updating it for each month without really looking at what you’re paying for. January is a great time to reconsider all those expenses! Here’s a handy list of expenses to cut from your budget this year.

January 2020 Budget Planner Setup

January 2020 Budget Planner 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, when bills are...

15 Financial Habits That Will Make You Wealthy

15 Financial Habits That Will Make You Wealthy

We all want to be wealthy, right? That’s easier said than done for most of us. So what are some real steps to take toward financial freedom? Check out these fifteen financial habits that will make you wealthy if you make them a regular part of your life!

The Budgeting Method that Changed my Life

The Budgeting Method that Changed my Life

Writing and sticking to a budget can be the hardest part of managing your money. I tried method after method before I finally came across the method that helped me stick to my plan and start hitting my goals. Let’s talk about the budgeting method that changed my life!

Home Office Makeover on a Budget

Home Office Makeover on a Budget

This little budget office makeover was so much fun! I recently decided that I needed a dedicated office space to work on my blogging and YouTube channel. Big goals are in the works for my business this year. Having an inspiring and functional office space where I can go to work is important to me to help set myself up for success.

Money in Relationships: Budgeting for Unmarried Couples

Money in Relationships: Budgeting for Unmarried Couples

Since I talk about money and share my budget updates over on my YouTube channel, I tend to get a lot of questions about my current financial situation. Specifically, I get questions about how I budget with my boyfriend since we aren’t married. Money can be one of the main topics couples fight about, so getting on the same financial page is important. Let’s talk about how to approach budgeting for unmarried couples.