Category: Money

Lifestyle, Money, Podcast

Managing Money Mindset During Lockdown

I’ve seen a huge uptick in my own spending since being at home. I can definitely attribute much of that to filling the void of not being able to go out. But it also shed light on other poor money habits that I managed to mask instead of completely eradicate. This included:  Being swayed by …

Money, Organization

How To Control Crazy Spending With More Time On Your Hands

A photo of an organized desk with text overlay that reads "My Chic Money Journal. July 2020, A B Chic Blog Series"

How the Spending Evolved Since the quarantine has started, I’ve found myself online shopping more frequently, building poor spending habits. I know that it’s a byproduct of me not having the luxury to just go out and shop but I think it is also something deeper than that. Not only have I carved out more …

Lifestyle, Money

Steps to Improve My Finances in 2020

I read this blog post title, steps to improve my finances in 2020, from another post but then realized that I have a decent plan myself. I didn’t read the post before writing mine. I didn’t want to be swayed from what I had already pre-planned. 2020 started out well for me! I accepted a …

Lifestyle, Money

Money Journal: April 3, Lessons Learned While Staying Home

This week was #3 in the stay-at-home order for our county. I worked from home every week and my husband still had to brave the elements to go to work. My finances were very up and down, but I did learn some very clear lessons in spending, saving, and budgeting. Chic Spending Somehow I managed …

Lifestyle, Money

Money Journal, January 2020

My Chic Money Journal | B Chic Blog | Millennial Lifestyle Blog | bchicu.org

I did my last money journal in August 2018 and realized that a lot has changed since then. I wanted to complete an updated version and share it with you all. This one does not include a huge wedding to plan for, so I thought it’d be more realistic. Here’s the current state of my …

Lifestyle, Money, Organization

Home for the Holidays

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 …

Lifestyle, Money

Money Journal, August 2018

My Chic Money Journal | B Chic Blog | Millennial Lifestyle Blog | bchicu.org

I mentioned before how much I loved the Money Diaries, so I took a stab at it myself! So here’s the background: I live in Milwaukee, WI. If you want to compare my spending to your city, use this cost of living calculator. I am a Marketer at Music Publishing firm I pay for utilities, …

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 …