If you’re new here, I post an update every couple of months that details how we’re doing on our debt payoff and other goals. I also include some highlights of the months and what I’ve been reading and watching…because life is about more than just reaching goals. As a Type A person (with debt), I easily get caught up in trying to be productive all the time. It’s important to relax once in a while 🙂
January and February have been an eventful couple of months. I paid off another student loan (yay!), our cat was diagnosed with kidney disease and had to be put down 🙁 , and I turned 28.
When I was 18, I believed that going to college was my only option. I had naively thought that I would spend the rest of my life flipping burgers if I didn’t go to college. Since my parents earn middle-class incomes, they couldn’t afford to pay for my education, but I was too “well off” to qualify for any assistance other than loans.
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Stress is common in today’s work environment. There are plenty of tools to help de-stress outside of work, such as meditation, yoga, taking a few days off to re-charge at a retreat, or something as simple as listening to the sound of waves before bedtime.
Hi guys! I’m excited to share my third post in my side hustle series. I’ve mentioned before that frugality only goes so far – we can scrimp like crazy and be frugal weirdos, but at a certain point, it’s impossible to save more.
I have two main goals with this blog. The first is to inspire those who have student loans or other forms of debt to live below their means so that they can pay off their debt as quickly as possible.
The second goal is to reach those who are currently in college or will be heading to college soon. Many young people believe that attending college immediately after high school is the only path to success. If their parents can’t afford to help them pay for college, they often think student loans are their only option.
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.
When things are going well, it’s easy to feel gratitude. But when things are kind of lousy, it’s a lot more difficult to feel thankful. I’m writing this post not just because of Thanksgiving, but because I need to make more of an effort to be grateful.