The No Spend Year Progress Report

Well, folks, this is it. We’re officially 4 weeks in to our No Spend Year, and I am struggling a bit at the moment. I’ll get to why shortly, but for now, let me start with the good news. We are both motivated by the progress we’ve made. While we began the “No Spend Year”…

Two Weeks In

It has officially been two weeks since we started the No Spend Year, and it’s about time I give you an update on our progress. I’m happy to report that we have stuck to our goals with no miscellaneous spending outside of our budget. Husband and I each allow ourselves $80 per paycheck (or $40 per week)…

Do the Math: Trump Doesn’t Add Up

I normally refrain from engaging in political discussions, particularly in public forums and on social media, but I cannot remain silent any longer. This is not a matter of being conservative or liberal; it is a matter of basic reasoning and logic. And yes, there is commentary, and the post is heavily opinionated. However, it is rooted in facts…

How to Get Experience When You Have None

No one prepares you for what it is truly like to enter “the real world.” When you’re 18, your entire life has been planned out for you: Go to school, graduate college, get a job. That’s how it works, right? Increasingly, so many of us twenty-somethings graduate only to find out that the jobs promised us by our…

The Road to Financial Freedom

There is something about the new year, with all of the promise it holds. It’s a fresh start; a chance to make your life over. To completely reinvent yourself if you so desire. And that is exactly what I plan to do each January 1st. This year marks the next leg of my journey out of…