For Big Change, Start Small

You might not know it by looking at me, but four years ago, my life was very different from the one I live today. I owed $5,000 to my credit card—the result of a lifetime of poor spending habits that spiraled out of control after my mom passed away—$15,000 to a car loan, and $34,000…

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”…

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…

2016: A Look Back

There’s something about the new year that makes me want to blog. Sad to say that I haven’t written for myself in almost exactly two years, but blogging thrice weekly for work has a way of doing that to you. When I come home, the last thing I want to do is get back on a computer…