Updated May 3, 2017 A few years ago, I was successful at zero sum budgeting for the first time, and it helped me pay off my student loan. I was inspired to pay off my student loan because I wanted to pursue a dream of running my own business full-time. Doing that with student debt wasn’t something I wanted to do. I had tried budgeting before but was never able to stick to the process.
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(Hey, hey friends. I’m on a constant quest to get my body back together. After getting married in 2013 and starting a business I fellll wayyyy off the fitness and healthy eating train. So of course I packed on the pounds. Sometimes life happens and we forget to take care of ourselves. No bueno. This week, I partnered up with Ayana Frierson a fitness guru for a guest post. Her blog is coming soon and
[Hey friend! This is a post about saving from guest contributor Derek Fisher. Enjoy!] Carefree spending is the stuff of dreams. For most anyway, the prospect of spending without consequences is unrealistic. Too often, spending occurs despite financial limitations, and the consequences haunt debtors for years. Fortunately, those who’ve learned the hard way furnish a blueprint for others, who haven’t yet fallen into financial distress. If excess spending is the recipe for disaster, prudent budgeting
Updated May 2, 2017 Not to sound like a broken record, but I figure my past real experiences and epic fails are a good conversation starter. Laugh at my pain, why not? We’re talking about emergency savings again folks. So, here’s the story: It seemed like right after we got financially responsible and I quit my job to run my business full-time… BAM! All types of emergency expenses came up and bit us in the
Updated May 1, 2017 You may think I’ve always had things under control. Not so. I mean I write about making more money and saving more money. But things happen. Let me know if this has happened to you. Every-thang is coming together. You’re up-to-date on your bills. You’ve made significant payments on debt. You’re thinking – YAY me. Then [insert your something] happens. For us, it was car issues. Here’s a tail of an
Updated May 1, 2017 There comes a time in everyone’s life when they hit a savings or debt repayment crossroads. You know you should be spending less. But the desire to buy things gets you every time. You think the only possible way to build savings is by making more money at a better job. So you search longingly through job boards for the perfect position and promise yourself that when you land the right