I love blogging. I enjoy inspiring others to make smarter financial choices and it’s amazing that I can make a little side income through this blog. This money goes straight toward the debt snowball on my student loans.
I saw a list like this on another blog and thought it would be funny (and maybe a tad depressing) to write a list of things we could’ve bought with the $117,000 we have in student loans. Here are 20 things we could’ve bought for $117k instead of our loans.
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There are many negative stereotypes about millennials. We’re often classified as lazy, entitled, and immature. I don’t agree with these stereotypes. Of course, there are a few millennials out there who fit these stereotypes, but there are more who don’t.
Many millennials are working their asses off, paying off debt, starting their own businesses, and building wealth. Here are 10 inspiring career and lifestyle blogs for millennial women. These incredible ladies are killing it!
I wore sweatpants to work last week, and no one cared. No, I do not work from home and this is not going to be a post about how awesome it is to work from home. I work a full-time 9 to 5 job in an office. But I wore sweatpants to work last week – something I’ve never done before in my life – and no one cared.
There are many articles on how to dress professionally for work, and many of these articles are targeted specifically toward millennials. I learned plenty of office dress code rules in grad school as well. I received my master’s degree in HR from a snooty business school, and it was typical for students to dress up for class.
Did you know that the average wedding in the U.S. costs a whopping $30,000? By far the most expensive part of the wedding is the venue. Even more “affordable” locations may charge thousands of dollars for venue rentals. If you want to drastically reduce the cost of your wedding (which you probably do if you’re reading this blog!), check out these tips for how to save thousands of dollars on your venue(s).
My husband and I got married outside at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a gorgeous fall day. The wedding was beautiful, but if I could do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding. Here are some of the pros and cons of having an outdoor wedding.
Life’s necessities call for ongoing spending. Food, housing, transportation and other basic needs comprise the nuts and bolts of most budgets, as well as clothing, which represents another perennial spending category. Fortunately, although you can’t do without clothes, keeping covered need not break the bank. There are indeed ways to save money on clothes, without sacrificing your personal style.
Visits to therapists skyrocket during the cold winter months. Research shows that most of us feel more sad, anxious, or irritable during the winter than we do in the summer. Some develop a serious condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is defined as depression that occurs during the winter months. SAD is believed to be caused primarily by a lack of sunlight, which can cause problems with serotonin – a neurotransmitter that affects mood. Here is how to be happy in 4 simple steps.
Today, Heather Shue (a fellow Minnesotan who blogs at Simply Save) is sharing her thoughts on minimalism! Enjoy!
When people hear the word “minimalism” I think they sometimes picture a person who lives in an empty echoing apartment, with bare white walls, and entirely empty surfaces. It sounds boring, scary, and pointless to some. But that’s really not the case. That stereotypical image of a minimalist isn’t entirely accurate. Minimalists are everywhere and aren’t what you’d expect! Minimalism isn’t nearly as bad as what you think.