How We Paid Off $22,000 and Became Debt-Free in 22 Months

How We Paid Off $22K and became debt-free

Please welcome Laura to the blog as she shares her journey toward debt freedom. My name is Laura Harris and I am a recovering sloppy spender. “Hi, Laura,” you all say. Thank you. So kind. Five years ago, I was engaged to the love of my life, wallowing in debt, embarrassed by my dwindling savings account, and anxious about our future. Twenty-two radical months later,

A Look At Millionaires Who Made Their Money In Unconventional Ways

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For those lucky few the days of working a regular 9 until 5 job are over. People of all ages are able to make money by doing sometimes innovative and sometimes just plain bizarre things. Now we all know there is no get rich quick scheme but some of these people they have gotten pretty close.  Here is a close look at a few people

4 Reasons to Have an Emergency Fund

While this list definitely is not exhaustive by any sense of the imagination here are some reasons to have an emergency fund if you don't already.

There have recently been some unexpected circumstances in my extended family that make me once again realize the importance of an emergency fund and also make me want to at least double the amount I currently have saved. It’s really unfortunate that over half of American’s have less than $1,000 in their bank accounts and aren’t prepared for the bad things that happen in life.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level: Corporate Finance Solicitors

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Finance is, of course, the primary concern for any business owner, and you would want your finances to be handled correctly. While it might be tempting to take this responsibility on for yourself, making sure the business is run correctly is enough of a task. It is important to make sure your business’s finances are handled correctly, so why not find a corporate finance solicitor

Average Spent on an Engagement Ring (and How to Spend Less)

The average spent on an engagement right in the US might shock you. Here's the spending from 2014 and how you can spend less.

I don’t know about you but I always find it interesting to compare my spending to that of average Americans. I usually feel better knowing that I’m spending far less considering the lack of basic financial principles in the U.S. One statistic you might be surprised to learn is that the average spent on an engagement ring in 2014 was $5,855 according to The Knot.

5 Best Free Educational Resources for Elementary Aged Kids

My kids love to learn because of this we now have a go-to list of frugal and free educational resources for elementary aged kids. Here are our favorites.

One of my favorite things to keep my kids busy during the summer is learning activities. At ages six and seven both of my kids very much enjoy anything with an educational spin and are already missing school dearly. Because of this we now have a go-to list of frugal and free educational resources for elementary aged kids. Here are our favorites. Education.com Education.com is

3 Downsides to Investing in the Stock Market

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I have come to terms with the fact that when it comes to the stock market I’m not an all-in kind of person. I know many people who have built their fortunes in the stock market and who have created financial independence at a young age because of their investments. So while this post isn’t meant to discourage anyone from investing their money in stocks

Boring Expenses that are Worth Every Penny

If you’re like me you don’t necessarily enjoy spending money. This is especially true for things that seem super boring. But I’ve learned over the year that trying to cut some of these “boring” expenses is not a good idea.

If you’re like me you don’t necessarily enjoy spending money. This is especially true for things that seem super boring. But I’ve learned over the years that trying to cut some of these “boring” expenses is not a good idea. Here are expenses that are worth every penny paid. Car Maintenance As a young(er) adult I was horrible about keeping up with car maintenance. Horrible.

How to Organize Your Finances

If you’re looking for ways to get organized one great place to start is with your finances. Here’s how to do it.

Organization saves me in so many ways. When I’m unorganized I can’t think clearly, things go missing and I feel like I’m living in chaos. When I choose to take a proactive approach and come up with systems, it’s unbelievable how much better I feel, how much smoother my days go and how much money I save. If you’re looking for ways to get organized

How to Easily Prevent Lifestyle Inflation

It’s completely possible to prevent lifestyle inflation and it’s also okay to allow yourself a little wiggle room. Here's how to do both.

Have you ever heard of lifestyle inflation? If not, it’s the theory that as you earn more money you spend that extra money without even realizing it. You grow accustomed to having that extra cash each month and as your income goes up your lifestyle inflates accordingly. Lifestyle inflation is a real thing and it’s pretty tricky. If you’re getting ready to get a big