Financial Friday’s: How to Travel on A Budget

Welcome to another Financial Friday! As you guys know one of my goals this year was to travel more. I know when your on a financial journey that can seem almost impossible!! I believe that traveling is something everyone should strive to make apart of their lives no matter their budget. So far, this year I have been to New Orleans and New York, and all while on a strick budget!  Here’s how  I planned some amazing trips while still on a financial journey. 

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Financial Fridays: 5 Reasons You Need a Budget

Welcome to another installment of Financial Friday’s! Budgeting can become an overwhelming process. It can be as simple or as complex as you would like for it to be. But just like anything else you start you have to have a reason for starting. Reasons and/or Goals will help you keep in perspective why you started the first place.

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Financial Friday’s: How To Save Money on Your Grocery Budget

Welcome to the first installment of Financial Friday’s! In this series I will be giving you tips and tricks on how to manage and maximize your money. I have been budget for awhile and I think I have made great strides. I get a lot of question about my budgeting habits and how I have come so far so fast. You will be surprised how many people ask me why I need a budget or why budgeting is so important. Shocking I know, but hey everyone has to start somewhere, so I am hear to answer those questions for you!

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How To Stop Living Paycheck To Paycheck!

Wow, I have been on a full blown budget for 2.5 months! Time sure is flying and I am slowly tackling my debt. I get a lot of questions about how I stopped living paycheck to paycheck in only 1.5 months.  Even though I work full-time I never had quite enough to cover my living expenses and debt payments. I get paid biweekly and spent every payday stressing over how to make ends meet.  It was exhausting and I knew I had to break the cycle, but figuring out how to stop living paycheck to paycheck was going to be tough. 

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How To Create A Budget

Happy Hump Day! This week is almost over and it’s the last week of February! Where has the time gone? This is my third week on my new budget and everything seems to being going well! If you missed my last post, My Personal Debt Story, is discusses the start of my financial journey. Whether your debt free or trying to eliminate it, you will need a budget. Creating a budget can be overwhelming at first, but it is a trial and error process, you will have it down to a science in no time.

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My Personal Debt Story


As you guys will recall I talked about my goals for 2017 in my New Year, Bigger Dreams post a couple of weeks ago. One those goals was to save more money, in order to start saving I must look back at my financial story. I was always good a saving money and finding great deals. I started working at the age 14 ,I have only been unemployed for 1 month in past 23 years. Although I had a stable work history my finances were a mess!

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