Category: finances

debt, finances, Fitness

30 DAY FITNESS AND FINANCE CHALLENGE

Hey Red-two-greeners! January to me usually means two things– food hangover and financial hangover. All of the gifting and treat eating and workout missing and holiday shopping seems to catch up with me around then. So, at the beginning of next year, we will be hosting a fitness and finances challenge. As we have become …

budget, debt, finances

HOW TO CREATE A BUDGET THAT ACTUALLY WORKS

Most of my life, my philosophy on creating my budget has been, “don’t spend money, ever.” Or, to put it more accurately, “always try to spend the least amount of money possible on anything.” Think this Saturday Night Live Skit with Steve Martin and Amy Poehler: There are problems with my former theory. We simply …

debt, finances, student loans

OUR STUDENT LOAN DEBT STORY

When we started dating in 2007, we were both exactly $0 in debt. Over the last decade, that beautiful $0 ballooned into a colossal $600,000. The question that we get asked all too often– how did this happen? How we ended up with $600,000 in debt After getting married, we graduated with our bachelor’s degrees in …

finances, side hustle

HOW TO START A BLOG IN 5 EASY STEPS

HOW TO CREATE A SELF HOSTED WORDPRESS SITE IN MINUTES You’ve got a big brain chock-full of ideas, practically bursting at the seems, but the thought of actually running a blog is a little intimidating. We felt the same way less than a year ago, before we started RED TWO GREEN. If you are looking for …

finances, frugal, personal finance

HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT THE GROCERY STORE

  Want to know how to save money at the grocery store? Saving money on groceries is easy, you just have to know the right techniques. Below, we have listed our 6 favorite tips for ways we are saving at the grocery store. In addition, Erin from $5 Dinners is offering a FREE GROCERY SAVINGS …

finances, travel

The Cost of Long Distance Moving

Woo wee. Pardon our absence while we have been moving across the country and trying to get settled into our new (to us) place. The past week has been a whirlwind. We were really sad to leave our friends and family in Utah. It was harder than I imagined. Moreover, it is considerably more hot …

finances, student loans

5 MISTAKES WE MADE WITH OUR STUDENT LOANS

  We took too long to graduate.  Despite the AP courses and credits we earned before college which should have allowed us both to graduate early, it actually took me (Amber) 5 years to graduate. It took Danny 6. What the heck were we doing? Not a lot of buckling down and getting after it, that is for sure. …

finances, financial freedom, financial peace

What Financial Health Means to Me

Have you heard of FinCon? As in, Financial Conference. As in, learn to be a financial genius and network with other financial geniuses. As in, spend a weekend in September in sunny San Diego as in one of my favorite cities of all time?? We are DYING to go. CFSI put together this challenge/is paying entry plus airfare for 10 lucky bloggers! …

debt, debt snowball, finances, financial freedom, financial peace, student loans

HOW WE ARE GOING TO PAY OFF OUR STUDENT LOANS IN 5 YEARS (6 EASY WAYS TO PAY OFF DEBT)

(1) Keep your day job. We’ve seen lots of folks quitting their day jobs to pursue their passions full time. It seems that a lot of of millennials are looking for ways to beat the 9 – 5. I can DEFINITELY respect and aspire to that journey, but in the mean time, we are keeping the jobs …