Category: Money

Lifestyle, Money, Organization

Home for the Holidays (2019)

A blurred picture of a Christmas themed table setting and Christmas tree in the background

This Christmas was the first year that Nick and I had to travel many miles via the airways to be with family for the holidays. We quickly discovered that bootstrapping our way to December 25th wasn’t going to work. Lucky for you my friend, here’s my take on how to hack the holidays for traveling …

College, Money, Podcast

Transitioning from College to Adulthood: Finances, Part 2

The college experience is a rollercoaster, but for most, there is an end in sight. What do you do when you graduate? Hopefully, land a full-time job or work full-time for yourself. The first year (or two) is crucial in determining where to from here. Many changes occur as full-on adulthood settles in. The Transitioning …

College, Money, Podcast

Transitioning from College to Adulthood: Finances, Part 1

The college experience is a rollercoaster, but for most, there is an end in sight. What do you do when you graduate? Hopefully, land a full-time job or work full-time for yourself. The first year (or two) is crucial in determining where to from here. Many changes occur as full-on adulthood settles in. The Transitioning …

Money

The ‘Zero Dollar Day’ Challenge

Updated January 30, 2020 Recently, I read this article and it got me thinking about my own financial adjustments. I love the simple budgeting strategy that encourages you to spend less than you make. The idea of this strategy is to increasingly save more by spending less each month. Essentially, you stockpile more money from …

Money, Organization

How I Changed My Money Rules: Making a Budget That Works for Me

October 2017, I struggled to stick to my budget and that?s coming from a hyper-budgeter. I kept reviewing and changing my budget based on terrible spending. This was a vicious cycle that I knew I had to break. And after months of tweaking my plan, I had to change my money rules and change my …

College, Money

5 Money Habits to Avoid in College

There are so many stories about what people did right and wrong financially in college. This is a crucial time because you have a little more freedom from your parents, more opportunities to spend frivolously and little accountability. People are always telling you WHAT TO DO, and that can get annoying…real fast. So, let?s try …

Money, Organization

6 Ways to Be More Productive in 2018

As you know, I love the ability to organize, categorize and optimize all parts of my life. Throughout 2017, I?ve had the opportunity to sample?different productivity systems in an academic and professional setting. Adjusting to full-time work was truly a challenge but I?m adjusting thanks to new productivity tools. With my latest resources and new …

Money

Budgeting 101: My Golden Rules

Happy payday (someone?s getting paid today)! Whether you?re paid biweekly, semimonthly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc. there is a routine that you should adopt in order to keep your finances organized. Each week of payday, I follow a routine that keeps me up to date with my bills, knowledgeable of all my income, and on track …