When I look back on my early and mid-twenties, I often wonder if I did the right thing. I get Facebook FOMO when I see someone who took time off to live on a beach in Thailand or teach abroad in Italy. The truth is, I'm jealous. I would love to escape the cubicle and do something adventurous for a little while. Your Twenties Are The Time To Take Risks I mean, when is a better time in your life to … [Read more...] about Did I Waste My Twenties or Did I Beast Them?
The tally is in! The bad news is that we missed our goal of having a $10,000 wedding. The good news is that we threw a kick-ass Game of Thrones style wedding for $15,000. Game of Thrones is one of our favorite shows. While we didn't want the theme to overwhelm the wedding, we did incorporate some GOT and magical elements in the ceremony music, use of candelabras and antlers, and a custom GOT seating … [Read more...] about Our $15,000 Game of Thrones Winter Wedding
Money nerds love the beginning of the year. Personally, I am psyched! I can start contributing to my retirement accounts again, my tax refund is just around the corner, and I can set some crazy lofty money goals for the year. Don't miss out on some of this joy I'm experiencing. Here are 28 things you can do now to get your financial year off to a great start. How to Improve Your Finances This … [Read more...] about 28 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2017
I try to use points and miles when I travel but sometimes I don't. Sometimes I want to book a very specific hotel or I don't want to waste my points if I can't find a good redemption. In these cases, I use the quadruple stacking method. This method was first introduced to me by Jeremy at Go Curry Cracker. My husband and I spent a weekend hanging out on a houseboat with him and his family, Gwen from Fiery … [Read more...] about Save Up to $100 on Hotel Rooms by Quadruple Stacking Raise Gift Cards and Ebates
We crossed the $200k net worth mark this year. It's hard to imagine that we've come that far in such a short time. Just two years ago we had $89,000 worth of debt, a massive mortgage, a car payment, and credit card bills. We even started 2016 with nearly $60,000 of that debt remaining. Yet, we're ending the year with a $219,000 net worth according to Personal Capital! Note: This net worth number … [Read more...] about 2016 in Review: From $60k in Debt to $200k Net Worth
I used to fantasize about what it would be like to attend Harvard Business School. I could see myself wearing Crimson and living in Cambridge. I pictured exotic trips with friends, interviews with top consulting firms, and a big fat salary post-graduation. In late 2012, I bought a GMAT prep book and was ready to buckle down and start studying. Considering Student Loan Debt and the MBA In early … [Read more...] about Why Not Getting My MBA Was the Smartest Financial Move I’ve Ever Made