This post may contain affiliate links, please read my disclosure for more information. Thank you for supporting our green mission! A new year brings new goals and if you’re struggling to get hold of your finances or just want to be able to track them more easily, check out our review of Personal Capital. I have… Read More Personal Capital Review
We bought our house in July 2016. As we were looking, we were getting an idea of what features were the most important to us. We came up with a Requirements List and a Wish List. The required characteristics were…required. For the wish list, our thought was if we have a few of these things,… Read More You Don’t Need the Perfect Home All At Once
This post may contain affiliate links, please read my disclosure for more information. Thank you for supporting our green mission! About a third of New year’s resolutions center around weight and exercise. It’s a common scene that the gym is packed during January from everyone making their resolutions. Yet with all great intentions, 80% of… Read More Get in Shape for the New Year – Exercise on a Budget!
For this post, I’m so thrilled to have partnered with Emily at Dig In, Dig Out. My first guest post! We both see how important it is to change habits long term in order to find financial success. What better place to kick off new habits than with a New Year’s resolution? Emily started budgeting… Read More Kick the New Year Off Right – 8 Resolution Ideas!
After 6 years, a house, and a dog together, the other half and I tied the knot in July of this year. Our plan had always been to buy a house first. A roof over our heads building equity was more important than throwing a party. Once we were moved into the house and began… Read More 14 Ways We Saved Money On Our Wedding
How much did Americans spend in overdraft fees in 2016? A jaw dropping $15 billion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Let that sink in. $15 billion in fees for spending more than you have. While we certainly already know that saving and budgeting is a problem, these fees are quite literally money… Read More Are Overdraft Fees Holding You Back?
As you begin to really hone your financial skills there are a few key numbers that will have a gigantic impact to your journey right off the bat. Being familiar with these will lead you to understanding where you are now and the changes you need to make to be financially successful.
When you are trying to decrease your spending and increase savings, the piece of advice is always to start a budget. The problem with that? The advice can’t stop there. Budgets can be daunting, hard to maintain, and unrealistic. Similar to starting a new diet plan, if you don’t work to change your habits slowly… Read More Struggling to Stick to a Budget? Learn How to Stay on Track for Good
Ah, retirement. If you had to rank each word in the language on appeal, retirement must be bottom 1%. The thing everyone knows they have to prepare for but the majority of people feel like it is so distant you can’t even comprehend. Historically in the United States, retirement was cushioned by employers offering pension… Read More Retirement Plans 101: Employer Sponsored