Budget, Personal Finance

8 Terrible Financial Mistakes I’ve Made and How to Avoid Them

Before I knew anything about budgeting or financial planning, I made some pretty horrible financial mistakes. American high school students have to pass English, science, and history, but did anyone ever think a basic finance class would be a good idea?? Everyone has to pay bills and deal with finances, and yet it’s often left… Read More 8 Terrible Financial Mistakes I’ve Made and How to Avoid Them

Budget, Resources + Tools

Budgeting 101 | How to Take Control of Your Finances

Full disclosure–budgeting is hard. But you know what’s even harder? Overdraft fees and being broke as hell because your financial life is a disaster! I can’t say I’ve ever been in a situation where I’ve had to choose between groceries or the power bill, and I am extremely grateful for this. I have, however, stared… Read More Budgeting 101 | How to Take Control of Your Finances

Budget, Debt, Financial Planning

How I Paid Off $10K in Credit Card Debt in 6 Months

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a couple of months. It seems like something I should have started writing when we actually started saving and paying off our credit card debt. But at the time, we were still figuring out how to do it, experimenting, and engaging in perpetual planning and calculation. I’ve… Read More How I Paid Off $10K in Credit Card Debt in 6 Months