Top 10 Thrifty Wins: February

Here’s what we won in February! 1. Free mini vacation. For Rick’s office holiday party we went out of town and stayed at a hotel across from where the Green Bay Packers play. It was a nice little February getaway, and I had a really fun time meeting Rick’s coworkers. We did an escape room and […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: January

The new year started out with a ton of changes: new city, new apartment, new job, new thrifty wins! Here are our Top 10: 1. Cheap rent, actually no rent this month. Due to some miscommunication, we accidentally paid December’s rent twice back at the end of November. So, January’s rent had already been covered. […]

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Motivation Monday: Keep moving forward.

What an inspirational quote from Martin Luther King Jr. He said it at a rally to get young people to keep moving in the fight for justice. What ever cause you’re fighting for, goals you’re setting, or personal battles you’re dealing with, persevere. Fly, run, walk, or crawl. Keep at those goals— progress is progress […]

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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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11 Frugal Habits That Save Us Thousands

Rick and I have learned so much over the past 8ish months since beginning our quest for financial freedom. (We’ve paid $44,000 in student loans since April!) I thought I’d share some of the habits we’ve developed since beginning our journey that have helped us to save thousands. 1. Eating in. We didn’t eat out […]

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What a Weight Loss Coach Learned About Paying Off Debt

I have been a health coach for a weight loss program for the last 3+ years, and I’ve learned so much from my patients                    about paying off debt. That sounds kinda odd. It’s not like my patients are all financial advisors trading money advice for weight […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: September

September rushed by in a flash! Things have been busy at work for me, Rick’s been traveling a lot, and we’ve been celebrating birthdays and the end of summer. Throughout these happenings, I kind of felt our gazelle- like intensity slipping. We were over budget in three areas this month, we had some extra car […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: July

Summer is often a high-spend time of year for me. Sunshine and warmer weather bring more travel and social events. And usually more money spent. I tried to balance out a spendy June with a lean July. I’d say it was a success— here’s why: 1.Outreach location moved closer. I travel to an outreach clinic […]

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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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