At times, it takes me a while to speak up. I blame my mom. For whatever reason, she memorized an Omar Khayyám poem and taught it to me at a very young age. I knew all about the idea of being unable to cross out a line after its been written, no matter how many … [Read more…]
It started at FinCon. Attendees were very generously gifted copies of The Automatic Millionaire. Unfamiliar with the title but well versed in the Latte Factor, I quickly flipped open the book and scanned the accolades that often fill the first few pages. That’s when I saw it. Smart Women Finish Rich.
Happy 2013, everybody! OK, fine. I know what year it really is, but it turns out that for me, it’s also the year of the Fitbit. That’s right. My plan to pay for my health paid off. For 28 days in a row, I met my step goal. Put it another way, I recorded over … [Read more…]
Last month, The Minimalists did a podcast on debt. That podcast led to a profusion of tweets about the drawbacks of credit scores. In fact, the underlying message–ripped out of Dave Ramsey’s playbook–was that no one should want a credit score. The Minimalists by way of Ramsey tweeted out that a credit score is nothing … [Read more…]
There’s something about money: It brings out the best, the worst, and the most awkward side of people. Since I’ve dedicated a fair amount of time this summer to side hustling, I’ve had to do some explaining for how I’m spending my time. I get it. A lot of people think teachers have summers off … [Read more…]
Happy weekend, frugal friends! I hope you’ll enjoy this special weekend post. Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from money saving green beauty products to budgeting tips, you’re invited to link-up. … [Read more…]
Some say breakfast of champions. I say breakfast of cheapskates. Some people were surprised to hear that our grocery budget goal for this month is $200. It clocks in quite a bit lower than the national “thrifty” average of $387 for two people. I’ll let you in on a secret. Part of why our grocery budget … [Read more…]