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Trouble Saving? Try This…

You are trying to do it right. You do a monthly spending plan. You make sure you aren’t going into credit card debt. But you still can’t manage to save money. Why? – Probably because something always comes up – Probably because by the end of the month there isn’t quite enough – Probably because…

How To Beat The Credit Card Habit

I hate credit cards. This hasn’t always been the case. Credit cards have been really useful to me in the past. They were my safety net when I was short on cash, my fail safe Ialwayshavethecard back up plan. But then I realized that credit cards had me trapped in an ugly cycle. Sure, I…

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…