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 …

frugal living

FREE THINGS TO DO WITH A TODDLER

There is no shortage of free things to do with a toddler. That has been a pleasant surprise to me, since I have had some time off the past few weeks and have gotten to spend a lot of time at home with my favorite toddler. Spring weather however, can certainly be unpredictable, cleaving occasionally onto …

budget, frugal living, Holidays

HOW TO DO EASTER ON A BUDGET

This year we are celebrating Easter on a budget. Obviously. (cough cough $600k of debt cough). I LOVE holidays. All the holidays. Even though I love them, in some ways it would be easy to just simply not celebrate them. Just think of the money we would save! But, come on, that is no way …

budget, eating healthy, frugal living, grocery shopping

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY ON A BUDGET

How can I eat healthy on a budget? Grocery shopping on a budget is tricky enough but what about grocery shopping for healthy foods on a tight budget? Is it possible? Will I have to bury myself in hundreds of coupons and get confrontational with my cashier who will inevitably reject my coupons at check out? Since we …

debt repayment, law school, Refinance Student Loans, student loans

SHOULD I CHOOSE AN INCOME BASED REPAYMENT PLAN OR PAY OFF MY STUDENT LOANS QUICKLY?

Thinking of refinancing your student loans? Use our affiliate link with SoFi to get $100-$300 off! (plus you’ll lower your interest rate to score even more savings!) Is income based repayment right for me? Is a standard payment plan right for me? What is my best option for paying off student loan debt? These are …