Tag: money

Lifestyle, Organization

How To Road Trip In Summer 2020

This summer has started off as the perfect time for road trip vacations. With the pandemic still in full swing, extra precautions have to be taken in order to still enjoy summer vacation without spreading the virus or catching the virus. Nick and I dove into our first round trip road trip for the July …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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 …