Healthy Living on a Budget

I was diagnosed with and cured of cancer this spring (hooray!), which has made me more aware of my health and body than ever before. Before I get into the details of my life changes, here are some things I will ask you to consider: It is easier now than ever before to have health insurance,…

How we are saving for our wedding

Did you know weddings are ridiculously expensive? They are. If you are planning one, I would recommend reading the book A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene (who also runs a blog by the same name). It details the history of weddings (and more importantly, the development of the wedding industry) and helped me feel really good…

Student Loan Forgiveness

Hey y’all. I am working VERY hard to pay off my student loans before the normal scheduled 10-year payment plan. I’d like to not be in debt, I’d like to be saving more quickly for exciting future things like a house or a pony, and I’d like to not pay interest! (I hate interest unless…

All About Credit

Originally posted on twentiesinyourpocket:
I’m sure you have heard quite a bit about credit. Good credit, bad credit. But what exactly is credit? Quick answer: “Credit” generally refers to your credit score, which is a number that grades you on how risky it may be to give you a loan. Having good credit means that…

Two savvy wedding planning tricks

The internet is FULL of tips for saving on the cost of a wedding, and this is not a wedding blog, so I will try to keep my posts on the topic to a minimum (even if I can’t, just remember this is only temporary!). Even though I am trying to limit the wedding chatter,…

Taxes Can Be Scary

I think taxes really stink. And it’s not because I think no taxes should be paid. I love smooth paved roads! I love having someone come rescue me if my house is on fire! I appreciate that the government isn’t allowing poison in candy anymore. (Kind of upset that they needed to make a law…

Some financial tricks I used this year

Here are a few tidbits and tricks that I have learned about finances this year: Tip 1: I joined a credit union. Don’t worry, I still have my amazing checking account (I just recommended Charles Schwab to a friend going to Europe so that he can take advantage of their no-charge foreign ATM options- free currency…