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Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Wallet

With spring finally here, there’s no better time to “clean house” financially – while keeping an organized budget is important all year round, take a few minutes today to get your ducks in a row and do some spring cleaning!

How ’bout Debt?

How ’bout Debt?

While it’s easy to turn a blind eye, I encourage anyone looking to improve their financial position to take a good, hard look at what makes up your debt.

Saving Made Simple

Saving Made Simple

Looking for a few simple ways to boost your bank account without scrounging for change under the couch cushions?  This post is for you!

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

Before you lock yourself into a payment you can’t afford or purchase a lemon, do your homework first: is this a smart buy?

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

Secrets to Saving on Vacation

Any savvy traveler knows that a little bit of planning can go a long way toward making your trip stress-free, so we’ll start with the old saying that failing to plan is planning to fail; for a truly relaxing vacation, start by planning ahead to make your dollar go further.

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

Job Hopping – Things to Consider Before Taking the Leap

“The Job Hop” – no, it’s not the latest dance craze, but it is the latest generational sensation sweeping the nation. 

The Tax Refund Magic Show

The Tax Refund Magic Show

Congratulations!  You got a tax refund – the government ever so kindly returned some of your hard earned money to you!  How nice of them to hold on to it for you all year, waiting for the right time to give you back what you so generously lent them… wait a minute…

Saving for Retirement – The Basics

Saving for Retirement – The Basics

What you don’t know can’t hurt you – FALSE.  What you don’t know will almost certainly come back to bite you, especially when it comes to money. 

How I Threw a Wedding for 100+ People for under $10k

How I Threw a Wedding for 100+ People for under $10k

Learn how we threw our dream wedding on the water in San Diego for under $10k!

Improve your Credit Score (without paying a dime)

Improve your Credit Score (without paying a dime)

Credit isn’t about paying things off as quickly as possible, it’s about showing that you can be trusted with other people’s money over time – but there are a few loopholes along the way that can help you out!

Credit 101

Credit 101

This is a story about how I didn’t know I had a credit card for 4 years. Yes, you read that right, and no, I’m not kidding.  

How I totally screwed myself on my student loans (and how you can avoid it)

How I totally screwed myself on my student loans (and how you can avoid it)

I was a part of that lucky generation that graduated college to find ourselves in the midst of a housing crisis and the worst economic recession in decades – read on to learn about my struggles and triumphs with student loans!

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to my trial and error financial education!