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How To Vote With Your Dollars

I love this quote by Anna Lappe. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” I have a awesome farmers market within walking distance of my house. The produce is organic, locally sourced, fresh and tasty. Shopping there is definitely more expensive then going to my local…

Investing: It’s A Lot Like Laundry

Managing your money efficiently can sometimes feel like a chore. (Even to me from time to time!) It’s the same with household chores. I love my house clean, but the actual cleaning it part? Not so much. But if I had to pick, I would say my favorite chore to do is laundry. After some…

Three Ways To Start Saving This Week

Its September, and while in Seattle we are still having summer like weather, we know we are on borrowed time. Time to dig out the scarves, polish up the boots and cuddle up to watch some football. This seasonal transition is the best time of the year, for me, to revisit goals. If your goal is…

Why Student Loans Worked For Me

I reached a milestone in my financial journey this month that I have been looking forward to for a long time: I paid off my undergraduate student loans. While I feel relief that I’m closing that chapter of borrowing, looking back on my college preparation and experience, it was all worth it. With this in…