Why Small Steps Matter

The other day I was talking finances with a childhood friend. We love geeking out to our finances and putting on our nerd glasses. She was telling me that while she has paid off a ton of debt over the last year it’s been a struggle to find the motivation each month to continue making […]

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Credit Cards: How I’m Winning

If you’ve followed my story, you probably know that I’ve been very anti-credit cards for the past 5 years. I’ve been following¬†Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball to pay off my student loans, build an emergency fund, save for retirement, and prepare for a downpayment on a house. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the name […]

Did I Save Half My Income in 2017?

Budget to Save Half Your Income

Last year I was featured in a Grow by Acorns article that highlighted millennials saving half their income. Over the course of 2017, I created and (mostly) stuck to my monthly¬†budget. There were times that I would overspend if I went on vacations or had to replenish my emergency fund. But at the end of […]

Save Half of Your Income

Why I Save Half My Income

Ever since my story was posted on the Acorns blog I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I save half my income. While it’s been overwhelming to answer each person individually, I wanted to provide as many answers as possible to all of your questions. That’s why I created my free ebook download […] 5 Dollar Tree Finds Infographic

5 Things I Only Buy at Dollar Tree

As a frugal millennial, I would be doing you a disservice if I never posted about Dollar Tree. When I lived in Arizona and was working to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible, I relied heavily on the dollar store. Dollar Tree was my first stop when I needed to purchase anything. […]

Stop Overspending

Stop Overspending

Do you find yourself constantly overspending? Do you have a hard time sticking to your budget? A few months ago I had an epiphany. I realized there was a reason behind my overspending. I had certain spending triggers that were causing me to constantly overspend. Check Yourself I’m just going come right out and say […] Weekly Meal Plan 10-30-17

Weekly Meal Plan 10/30/17

Hello, my fellow frugal millennials! It’s Thursday which means I spent about a half hour yesterday scouring the Sprouts Weekly Ad Deals and planning my weekly meal plan for the week. Here’s a breakdown of my methodology. Looking at Weekly Ad Deals Before I even started thinking about what I wanted to eat I looked […]

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

I hate to admit it, but I have a dirty little secret. I secretly love watching Extreme Couponers on TLC. The fact that people can load up entire grocery carts full of food and toiletries and pay next to nothing is crazy to me. How is this even legal? As I’m typing this it sounds […]

My MoviePass Experience

My MoviePass Experience

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post on the Netflix of movie theaters, a company called MoviePass. If you haven’t heard of it you need to jump on the bandwagon! What is MoviePass? Like I mentioned MoviePass is the Netflix of going to the actual movie theater. For $9.95 a month you can […]