Money

How to Stay On Budget with Tempting ‘Deals’ All Around

How’s your checking account this lovely Sunday morning? Ours is much lighter today (I’ll tell you the exact amount in a bit), but the good news is that it’s planned and saved for spending. This isn’t a lecture on skipping out on all shopping. Nope. We were out there yesterday. But…..this is one buddy to […]

5 Proven Money Moves for Debt Freedom

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. — HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House Racking up debt may feel like a cakewalk. You continue borrowing hordes of dollars without batting an eye. But, once the honeymoon is over and the harsh reality starts to trickle […]

How to Build Wealth and Simplify as a Couple

This week I had a fantastic time meeting up with people at The Frontier for The Road to Financial Wellness. Jason Vitug, Phroogal founder and author  of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life. He’s doing a road-trip around the country to help raising financial awareness. Financial Wellness in the Triangle Jason invited […]

Why Simplifying Your Finances Matters

Simplifying your finances can be incredibly fulfilling and powerful. Not joking. Benefits of Simplifying Finances When you simplify your finances (and your life), you can gain so much more than positive cash flow. You also gain: More Options: We don’t have control over most things, but if you’ve simplified your life, you tend to give yourself […]

We’re Debt Free! (Technically)

We’re DEBT FREE!!! Sorta. Pen and Paper Celebration Looking at our savings we have enough to pay off the last student, BUT…. we’d barely have any savings left. While it would be fantastic to cross off this item, the right decision for us is to hold off on sending that huge payment in. Sounds crazy, but it’s […]

How to Buy a House as You Pursue Financial Independence

After two months at our new house, we’re still excited about buying it. We love living her and we’re happy with how well it fits. While the actual process of going from seeing houses to signing the papers seemed fairly quick, the process that got us to the point took much longer. I know this is […]