It’s Time To Admit…

…that I agree with Dave Ramsey's plan for financial improvement/independence. Well, let's be clear about that: I agree with the broad strokes of Dave Ramsey's plan for financial improvement/independence. I agree with aiming for a debt-free life. I agree with taking a "gazelle ... Read more...

Hurricane Hiatus

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I'm going to be on a hurricane hiatus for the next few days, so while you're waiting for my return (ha!) I thought I'd feature a few of my favorite old posts that you might have missed. These are some of my favorites, if I do say so myself! Me And Carrie Brashaw Taking ... Read more...

Student Loan Payoff Milestone!

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Guess what?! My federal student loan - my only remaining debt - crossed another payoff milestone this week. It's officially below $11,000!  When I started blogging almost four years ago, I had a hard time envisioning the day that my debt level would be so low. It feels like ... Read more...

Getting My Feet Wet: Investing With Lending Club

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post! I've written on a couple of occasions about my desire to get started with investing some of my extra monthly cash, now that I have most of my debt paid off and a small emergency fund in place. On the advice of one of my fellow personal ... Read more...

Frugal Food: Lentil Soup

Don't judge me because my dishes don't match!

I used to think I hated lentil soup. I always experienced it as a flavorless bowl of mushy lentils and vegetables. This view of lentil soup persisted until one snow evening when I was in graduate school and my roommate whipped up a batch of it. Skeptical but starving, I accepted ... Read more...

Four Lazy Ways to Improve Your Finances

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All of the following are quotes lifted directly from popular personal finance blogs: "I went without buying any new clothes or shoes for a whole year - it was hard, but totally worth it to get all my debt paid off!" "I never, ever go to restaurants or put my clothes in the ... Read more...