Holiday Season Challenge – Permission to Say No

Next week is Thanksgiving. In a lot of people’s minds, this kicks off a shit show of a stressful 2 months of being overcommitted, overfed, and broke. Today I want … Continue reading Holiday Season Challenge – Permission to Say No

Minimalism and Identifying What is Truly Most Important

Something comes over me every November. I know that cold and darkness are right around the corner, so I’ll be spending more time inside. And secondly, we’re about to start … Continue reading Minimalism and Identifying What is Truly Most Important

11 Months Into My Debt Free Journey – A Financial Update and 5 Tools for Financial Traction

11 months ago today I sat at a table for dinner up in Minneapolis. Next to me was my then boyfriend (about to be my ex-boyfriend), and his buddy. We … Continue reading 11 Months Into My Debt Free Journey – A Financial Update and 5 Tools for Financial Traction

No Waste Food Challenge Results!

One month ago I decided to try something different and attempt a ‘No Waste Food Challenge’. I didn’t have 100% success, but I did a lot better than I ever … Continue reading No Waste Food Challenge Results!

No Food Waste Challenge Month!

I have been on a monthly budget since September and it has definitely become a very ingrained habit at this point. I look forward to building my budget for each … Continue reading No Food Waste Challenge Month!

Financial Progress – Vacation Without a Credit Card!

Two weeks ago I flew out to Denver, Colorado for a short trip to visit some friends and meet my kidney recipient. I budgeted in advance for my airfare, my … Continue reading Financial Progress – Vacation Without a Credit Card!

Celebrating The Wins Along my Debt Free Journey

Today feels like a big day. Today IS a big day. Today is the day that I paid off my second to last credit card. Today is the day that … Continue reading Celebrating The Wins Along my Debt Free Journey

8 Podcast Episodes That Changed My Life

I know ‘5 Podcasts That Changed My Life’ is catchier than 8, but I seriously couldn’t narrow it down to 5. If you aren’t familiar with what a podcast is, … Continue reading 8 Podcast Episodes That Changed My Life

Debt Free Journey Update – 20% Paid Off in 4 Months!

It’s been just about 3 months since I started my journey to become debt free. It started with listening to a podcast by The Minimalists on budgeting. It got me … Continue reading Debt Free Journey Update – 20% Paid Off in 4 Months!