Cash is often recommended as the best way to manage your money because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Which is true but with ATMs on every corner the struggle is real. I spent 3 months mostly spending cash and here’s what made it harder for me to budget. Mint cant track my cash spending and…… Continue reading Cash is king?
Six months ago, I took a major risk. I quit my job and moved abroad. About a year earlier I turned down a job offer with more money and more interesting responsibilities. I knew I had been putting off the decision to go abroad and thought this would be one more reason. I wasn’t completely…… Continue reading Step into the magic zone
Things cost money and it sucks. But there are plenty free 99 options that work well if you’re looking to keep things low cost and/or find social activities where each person can choose their own spending level. Take a walk Go to a park and bring a blanket and people watch chill and catch up with…… Continue reading Things Cost Money and It Sucks
My brother once asked me, what are you going to do with money you’re saving? I was accumulating a lot of savings but I couldn’t say what for. Take a trip, he suggested. He was right, saving for savings sake isn’t useful. Still, I didn’t want to spend this money frivolously (and I already had a…… Continue reading Invest in you
So, you’ve stuck to your diet all week or all month and now you’re considering a walk on the wild side. Go ‘head and treat yourself! There are few things I love more than wildin’ out a few days before my budget replenishes. This usually occurs a few days before payday, I’ve spent less than expected…… Continue reading When to Wild Out on Your Budget
A public service announcement You are smart. You are kind. You will get your finances in order. Yes, you are worthy of a healthy financial life, so stop ignoring your budget today! I really, really don’t like cleaning my room but I always feel intensely happy and ready to take on the world when my…… Continue reading Finances = self care/love
Right now I’m living in a city where a metro ride costs .35 cents. Sometimes I find myself thinking, maybe I’ll walk home, at least I’d save money on my metro ride. Then I remind myself that it cost 35 cents and there are much bigger fish to fry. Don’t get me wrong if you…… Continue reading Quit Saving 35 cents