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…

Keeping up with the Joneses

We have some friends who seem to have an AMAZING life. They both own luxury cars, they have a vacation house somewhere warm (and fly there all the time. Like every other weekend). Facebook makes them look like they are doing VERY well, financially. I am sure you have similar friends- they travel all the…

Plans for the next few weeks

Hi all, It has been quite a while since I posted here regularly, and there are a few reasons for that. – I started a very busy exciting new job. -I started freelance writing for Investopedia. This has been a really fun way to get paid on the side to do something I already love doing,…