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Featured Post on It’s All You Boo

Featured Post on It’s All You Boo

Check out my featured guest post, “How To Quit Keeping Up With The Joneses”!

3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

3 Incredibly Easy Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

Understanding your credit score can be complicated, but knowing how to improve it doesn’t have to be!

How to Become an Expert on Your 401(k)

How to Become an Expert on Your 401(k)

In the complicated world of employee benefits, the 401(k) plan is one point of constant confusion; whether you contribute to one right now or you’re thinking about starting to save for retirement, this quick guide will help to answer your questions. 

Fantastic Gifts for Everyone on your List for Under $40

Fantastic Gifts for Everyone on your List for Under $40

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m excited to share with you a list of my favorite gifts that I’ve ever given or received!

10 Secrets You Need to Know About Your Student Loans

10 Secrets You Need to Know About Your Student Loans

With student loan debt on the rise in the US, we could all use some help understanding the ins and outs of our student loans.

Featured Post on The $avvy Couple

Featured Post on The $avvy Couple

Check out my featured post, “Halfway to the Finish Line: My Student Loan Marathon”!

How to Plan Your Easy & Budget-Friendly Camping Trip

How to Plan Your Easy & Budget-Friendly Camping Trip

A lot of people think travelling is out of the question when you’re working to pay down your debt, but if you budget properly and plan ahead, a weekend getaway is absolutely something you can do! 

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

We all know that paying bills is one of the unfortunate side effects of growing up, but how many of us make those payments every month without giving them a second thought?

6 Ways I’ve Changed (for the Better) in 6 Months of Blogging

6 Ways I’ve Changed (for the Better) in 6 Months of Blogging

To celebrate the first 6 months of this journey, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned so far, and how blogging about common sense money management has changed me in ways I never expected.

How to Create A Simple Loan Calculator In Excel

How to Create A Simple Loan Calculator In Excel

Today I’m going to show you how to build your own loan calculator in Excel using two different variations. Feel free to follow along as I walk you through the steps!

7 Reasons I Love Credit Karma

7 Reasons I Love Credit Karma

This is not a sponsored post – I repeat, this is not a sponsored post.  I just REALLY love Credit Karma! 

Back to School: Student Loan Basics

Back to School: Student Loan Basics

With Back-to-School season approaching, there’s no time like the present to go over the ABC’s of student loans!  If you (or your kids) are looking into student loans for the coming school year, this post is for you! 

Choosing the Best Credit Card for Bad Credit

Choosing the Best Credit Card for Bad Credit

Choosing a credit card that benefits you can help you to get out of debt and improve your credit score, but this only works if you understand how to use it to your advantage.

Our Wedding Feature on The Budget Savvy Bride

Our Wedding Feature on The Budget Savvy Bride

Check out our nautical San Diego wedding on the water as featured on “The Budget Savvy Bride”! Learn how we threw our dream wedding on the water for under $10k!

Gift Giving for the Savvy Spender

Gift Giving for the Savvy Spender

With wedding season upon us, I thought it was time to share some gift-giving secrets from a fellow baller-on-a-budget, as well as a former bride! 

Turning 30 on my Debt Free Journey

Turning 30 on my Debt Free Journey

While it’s easy to whine about turning another year older, I’ve chosen to take a different stance this year and celebrate my accomplishments rather than lament my woes. 

Credit Card Secrets

Credit Card Secrets

If you’re wondering how to make your credit cards work for you, it’s not through airline miles and bonus programs, but through a series of little-known facts about the world of credit cards that affect your credit score and your ability to get out of debt.

Moving on a Budget

Moving on a Budget

Moving can be a pain, but with a little bit of finesse you can make it happen for less!