Tag: family


What Rory Gilmore Shows Us About Millennial Entitlement All Posts / Life / More

I recently re-watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, A Year in the Life is the revival of the original WB show.  It follows the lives of Rory and Lorelai 10 years after we last saw them at the end of season seven…when Rory had just graduated from Yale.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life doesn’t portray millennials in a flattering light.  Lorelai’s neighbor, Babette, tells the girls about the “30-something gang”… “a group of kids, all about your age. They’ve been to college, then out in the real world, and it spit them out like a stale piece of gum. And now they’re all back in their old rooms, like [Rory].”

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The Top 10 Best Board Games for Adults All Posts / Holidays & Fun / Saving Money

My hubby and I love to have board game nights with our friends.  We’re currently on a three year spending ban while we pay off our massive student loan debt, so finding free things to do for fun is important for our sanity.

In addition to being free, game nights are so much fun.  Honestly, I have a much better time staying in and playing games with friends than I would if I went out and spent a bunch of money.  Here are my top ten favorite games for a board game night.

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Let’s Talk About Privilege All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

As a personal finance blogger, I’ve thought a lot about the best way to help others improve their finances.  Some bloggers are very non-judgmental and say that everyone has their own unique path.

Others feel that people should follow a more rigid set of rules in order to get out of debt or build wealth.

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How to Stop Caring What Other People Think All Posts / Frugal Living / Saving Money

Debt has become so normalized in our culture that we no longer believe it is possible to live without it.  Whether we’re aware of it or not, we are constantly bombarded with messages about how to live a “normal” life.

These messages come from a variety of different sources – advertisements, schools, our parents, relatives, friends…our entire society promotes the idea that debt is normal.

Here’s what my original life plan looked like.

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Making 2017 Your “Year of Yes” All Posts / Life / More

I recently read Shonda Rhimes’ (the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) bestselling book Year of Yes and it was fantastic.  In the book, Shonda describes how saying “yes” changed her life – and how it can change yours too.

Despite being a wealthy, powerful woman, Shonda is an introvert and often said “no” to attending events that made her uncomfortable.  During her “year of yes” she made a vow to start saying “yes” to everything that scares her.

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We Bought a Tiny Car + Other Winter Updates All Posts / Life / More

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Winter has arrived here in Minnesota…I spent 20 minutes digging my car out of the snow this morning and it’s going to be -4 for the high one day next week!  Brrr!  Hopefully most of you readers are enjoying somewhat less chilly weather.  How are you doing on your financial goals so far this season?  Share in the comments!

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