Frugality

2016 was a life-changing year for me. I graduated school with an MBA, landed a job at a top accounting firm, and started to care about my financial situation. When I first arrived in the US as a freshman in college my mindset was on partying and enjoying life. As I progressed through college my [...]

One of my goals for 2017 was to have a savings rate of 55%. Considering the average person in America saves a measly 5.7% of their salary—or $5.70 for every $100 in after-tax income they make—it is fair to say that I am setting myself up for success. I have written numerous times about the [...]

Top 5 2017 Goals

I know, I know… It is the end of January and I am only putting out my 2017 goals now! However, it is not my fault that I have not been able to post for the last two months. I moved into a brand new apartment in December when I started my job and did [...]

How often have you walked into a store and swiped your credit card without paying much attention to the cashier? This weekend I went to the grocery to pick up some items. I picked up a few containers of fruit, some cookies that were on sale, and ice cream. I needed something sweet that weekend! [...]

I find it intriguing that many financial experts are torn on the earn more, spend less debate. When I first began learning about personal finance, almost every blog I read focused on living below your means (i.e. frugality). The first personal finance book I read, The Millionaire Next Door, wrote about millionaires with a frugal [...]

It is crazy to think that I have been blogging for six months! When I began blogging I set some goals. I wanted to get 1,000 views by the end of the year and by December I wanted to get 250 views in a month. It is safe to say that these goals have been [...]

What do you do when you do not know a cooking recipe? If you are like me, you likely hop onto Google or Pinterest and within fractions of a second out pops all of these delicious recipes. You pick the one that is right for you and then you methodically follow their blueprint. People often [...]

How I Graduated College Debt Free

Going to college is almost mandatory in today’s society. We pay tens of thousands of dollar to get a shiny new diploma. Some of us are lucky enough to escape debt free while others graduate with a mountain of debt. Fortunately, I was one of the lucky people to graduate college debt free. Here is [...]

Many people often wonder if survey sites are a legitimate way to increase their income. The short answer is yes. During my MBA I remember sitting down at my computer and filling out surveys for a couple hours a day. While I did make a small amount of money, I found this to be time [...]

I started blogging because I want to own my own business. I wanted to create a brand online that reflects me and most of all I wanted to help people improve their financial situation. When I started blogging I looked up many guides and videos online on how to create a blog. I initially began [...]

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