• 2 Week Check in – No Buy Year

    January 14, 2019 admin

    Hi Everyone! We are 2 week (14 days) into this crazy No-Buy challenge. I figred I’d give you all a little update on how things are going thus far. I think anyone can do something for a couple of weeks. It’s a challenge, but the drive and motivation hasn’t worn off yet. So far I’m right in line with this. I’m still feeling excited and motivated to keep going. I’m feeling amped about my drive to change my way of…

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  • What’s New? A Bomb is Dropping on my Financial World!!!

    January 2, 2019 admin

    Happy 2019 everyone! New years are a great way to start new habits, or challenges to be your personal best. With that in mind, I’ve taken the last two months to decide what I’d really like to challenge myself to do in the new year. In 2018, I paid off one student loan, lost over 35lbs., changed my eating and exercise habits, and made some great strides in my personal life. So, what do I do now? Let’s get crazy!…

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  • Finance Friday: Decrease Your Expenses

    September 21, 2018 admin

    In the journey to become debt free, it’s important to assess where your money is going. Here are some tips to decrease your expenses, today!     One thing, in the ever challenging goal to shrink your monthly expenses, is trying to figure out WHERE to cut costs. We get so used to just paying certain bills and assuming that bill is necessary. I wanted to share a couple of tips that we’ve incorporated to keep our monthly expenses low,…

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  • How to Make Money with Side Hustles

    September 7, 2018 admin

    When we began cutting our expenses and paying off debt, we decided that we wanted to increase our income as well. It’s easier to stay motivated when you can see bigger dents occurring in your debt payback plan. So, we decided to start looking into ways to make extra cash on the side. Here is what we’ve come up with and what we’ve done to add extra cash to our wallets while still maintaining our full time jobs, crazy kid…

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  • Hawaii Vacation on a Budget

    September 7, 2018 admin

    Taking a dream vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See how we were able to take a trip of Maui, Hawaii on a budget.

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  • Our FI Story

    September 7, 2018 admin

    I suppose the first place to start would be “what is FI?” FI – Financial Independence: Typically means having enough income to pay your living expenses for the rest of your life without having to work full time. Some people achieve this through saving and investing over many years, while others build successful businesses that can generate income without daily supervision. Who wouldn’t want to be financially independent?  Apparently 95% of the US population! Pretty crazy to think, isn’t it?A couple…

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  • Paying Off Debt – Where to Start?

    January 12, 2018 admin

    Dave Ramsey Style! Don’t spend money you don’t have for things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like. Over two years ago, we decided that enough was enough and we wanted to get rid of our debt. We began listening to Dave Ramsey on the Podcast app and quickly realized that we can totally achieve our goals without a ton of overwhelm and without spending the next 20 years eating beans and rice. We began reading about and…

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