frugal living

FREE THINGS I CAN DO TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRMA

We are deeply saddened to hear of the impact of Hurricane Irma. Many people are without homes. There is flooding. There were deaths. There is still a lack of power for over a million people in its path. Mother Nature is angry. In the United States alone, wild fires have burned through California, Colorado, Idaho, …

budget, Holidays

CHEAP OR FREE FALL BUCKET LIST ACTIVITIES

I am not a person who adores fall. Not that there is anything wrong with fall, but simply for the fact that it represents the close of summer and basically the start of winter. What can I say, I’m a summer person, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Many of my friends are fall …

budget, Refinance Student Loans

FINANCIAL GOALS FOR MY 30’S

Last weekend I turned the big 30! I told myself last year that I wasn’t going to get upset about turning 30, and I didn’t. There is power in positive thinking! Plus as everyone knows, 30 is the new 20. So I really feel great about being 30. But financially speaking, turning 30 has given …

law school, student loans

IS GOING TO LAW SCHOOL FINANCIALLY WORTH IT?

Yesterday I was perusing the clearance rack at my local market (a strategy I use for saving money while trying to eat healthy on a budget). I turned the corner and beheld a sight that I always mourn seeing– the back to school aisle. Back to school already?? I feel like summer is just getting started. …

Deals

SCORE THE BEST DEALS ON AMAZON PRIME DAY

Happy Amazon Prime Day! Did you know Amazon Prime Day is apparently a thing? We haven’t really paid attention to it until this year.. and we’re glad we did! Amazon is unloading some SERIOUSLY great deals– starting now! Amazon Prime day runs from now through midnight tomorrow night, July 11 at midnight. Of course, you have …

Deals, Holidays

11 CHEAP FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Is it just me or does it feel like there is a holiday every other week these days? I think social media plays a big factor in both creating/exacerbating the need to over-celebrate things. Which can be fun. But also can quickly blow your budget. One holiday we love to over-celebrate though, is Father’s Day! …

budget, travel

HOW TO TAKE A VACATION ON A BUDGET

Ah, it is starting to smell like the sweet smells of summer around here. Freshly cut grass, chlorine, warm rain, you know, all those good smells. Summer always has me thinking about vacation. Vacations are trickier these days now that we are whittling away at paying off our $600k of student loan debt.  Despite that …

budget, law school

HOW TO STUDY FOR THE BAR EXAM WITH A BABY (AND ON A BUDGET!)

Are you a law student? Do you want to know how to study for the bar with a baby? I realize that this post will not be relevant to many of you. Plenty of you are not law students. But, this topic was important enough to me that I felt compelled to share what I …

debt repayment, student loans

HOW I PAID OFF MY STUDENT LOANS IN 18 MONTHS

Here, I have outlined exactly how I paid off my student loans in 18 months. I had more than $48,000 of student loan debt that I once thought would drown me forever– I still can’t believe it! I’m here to share the things I did that made it all possible– and surprise! I did it …