How We Started Our Journey to Financial Freedom

For the past 9 months Rick and I have been working hard at paying off our student loan debt and learning to live within our means. We’ve come a long way, and I want to share a little more about how we got started. Our adventure began with Rick graduating from law school in December […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: June

June was our most challenging month of budgeting so far. I had two big social events that lasted for multiple days. I had a difficult time trying to guess how much I would need to spend on these events. We also traveled a lot and went a little over in gas money, but we stayed […]

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Overcoming Beginner Budgeting Challenges

Rick and I started our first budget together in April. (Read how we started it here.) We were stoked to begin managing our money more effectively and saving more intensely. We put a lot of time and energy into creating our budget, and we thought we had planned well. But you know what they say […]

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Affordable Anniversary

My husband I celebrated one full year of wedded bliss this past weekend! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. When deciding what to do to celebrate, we wanted to make sure we spent quality time together doing something fun and out of the ordinary to make it special. We also wanted to […]

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Top Ten Thrifty Wins: April

When taking on a lengthy challenge, it’s always nice to take a moment to reflect on success. It keeps me motivated when I take a look at how far I’ve come and instills confidence that I can continue toward my goal. Cutting back on expenses to live within my means and pay off debt will […]

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Starting Our Money Makeover

These days, student loans seem to be the norm for almost anyone who went to college, and my husband and I are no exception. We’re about 1/3 of the way through paying off our hefty sum, and we would really like to move things along more quickly. With that said, we needed to figure out […]

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