expenses

Hacking Life’s Major Expenses

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been getting our American life back. We’ve moved to a new city, got a new apartment, my husband started a new job, and we’ve started replacing everything we sold or canceled before Read More

finance a car

Why You Should NEVER Finance a Car

Have you ever financed a car purchase? What was your payment?  How did it feel to have that debt? I personally have never financed a car.  I believe it is one of the worst financial mistakes you can make.  Here Read More

strategies

My Favorite FIRE Concepts

There are hundreds of amazing personal finance blogs*.  These blogs have introduced me to so many terrific new life hacks that will speed up my process to financial independence. So I’ve decided to spread the love!  Here are some of the Read More

wedding

Our Frugal Wedding

My husband and I just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary last Friday!  It’s been a wonderful 5 years, and I know that I’ve found the best person to spend my life with (cue the awwww!!!) Over the past few Read More

savings

Things I Wish I Had Known Then #3 – Savings

Saving is, to me, the most important part of adulting.  More money = more freedom.  And isn’t that what we all want as adults?  We want our summer break back, am I right? There are a variety of ways to Read More

rent

Rent Smarter: Size Needs vs. Wants

As a little girl, I thought a lot about the details of my future housing.  Ya know, like every little girl does.  First, I thought that I should stop paying rent to others as soon as possible.  I should buy Read More