Fear & Emotional Spending

Fear & Emotional Spending

It’s been a while since something has completely effed up my mindset, but this past week has done it. I got some bad news from home about my mother’s health – the sort that makes you reevaluate everything about life and what matters. And while we’re hoping it all works out in the end, a…

What Financial Health Means to Me #FinHealthMatters

What Financial Health Means to Me #FinHealthMatters

I am the world’s laziest runner. I kind of hate it. Sometimes it’s my legs that hate it. Sometimes it’s my lungs. Most of the time though, it’s my mind. My mind really hates running. My mind wants to be at home binge watching Pretty Little Liars and eating chocolate chip cookies. But running has…

What Is Sightbox?

What Is Sightbox?

Facebook’s got my number. It’s probably got yours too. Every once in a while, it pops up a completely intriguing ad for something I’ve never heard of that looks exactly like something I can’t live without. This is how Sightbox wound up on my radar. I’m not sure if Facebook creepily scans my pictures and…

The Personal Balance Sheet

The Personal Balance Sheet

Sometimes it’s ok to embrace your latte factor. A lot of budgeting info is written to squeeze every last penny out of your income. There may be times in life when you need that – and knowing that if you cut out the lattes for good, you’ll save a couple hundred dollars a year –…

Back in Budget Lockdown

Back In Budget Lockdown

Last summer I wrote a post about going into budget lockdown for the first time since paying off my debt. Sad to say, I’m back in the same situation again. I was riding pretty high when I calculated my net worth in April, but I have several large expenses (already saved up for) coming up…

What Do You Spend Your $$$ On?

What Do You Spend Your $$$ On?

Every once in a while, I find a song that really sticks with me for whatever reason – it either relates to where I am in life or it really makes me feels something. Yesterday on Pandora, Spend Your $$$ by Walk the Moon (a great group that I found thanks to Lisa from Lisa…

How to Avoid Blowing Your Car Budget

How to Avoid Blowing Your Car Budget

Buying a car can be a real time of excitement, particularly for younger people as it can offer up that first real sense of freedom and independence. With all the anticipation involved it can be easy for the heart to rule the head, and countless people have ended up with a dud because they ‘fell…