To Escrow or Not to Escrow: Lessons from My Exhausting Experience

I felt like such a grown-up walking into my new home, my hand clutched around the large white envelope containing the stack of paperwork that bound me to the three stories, two new neighbors and one acre of land that all added up to $90,000 of fresh debt and much more of a monthly payment… Read More To Escrow or Not to Escrow: Lessons from My Exhausting Experience

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Everything You Need to Know About Sinking Funds

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Dollar-cost averaging, net worth, index funds, baby steps, the list goes on.  When making the decision to take control of your money, it seems like there is an endless amount of new terms and phrases to become familiar with.  Join any Instagram community… Read More Everything You Need to Know About Sinking Funds

5 Ways to Use Visual Aids to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt

Visual aids are imperative to keeping your eye on your prize. Find out what aids I use, as well as five suggestions for creating your own.… Read More 5 Ways to Use Visual Aids to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt

28 Things I Learned About Myself While I was 28

To celebrate my 29th birthday, I compiled a list of 28 things I learned while I was 28.… Read More 28 Things I Learned About Myself While I was 28

What Financial Health Means to Me

My entry in CFSI’s #FinHealthMatters Blog Post Contest.… Read More What Financial Health Means to Me

6 Tips for a Throwing a Fun, Frugal, Stress-Free Birthday Party for Your Child

How we chose to throw a budget-friendly party for our six year old, as well as 6 tips for keeping birthday parties frugal and stress free.… Read More 6 Tips for a Throwing a Fun, Frugal, Stress-Free Birthday Party for Your Child

15 Questions from the Debt Free Community

Budgets, motivation, kids, retirement, and more. I answer 15 questions, plus a bonus question, asked by the Debt Free Community of Instagram.… Read More 15 Questions from the Debt Free Community

We Are Paying Off Our Mortgage in Two Years. This is How.

How and why my husband and I have decided to pay off our mortgage in less than two years.… Read More We Are Paying Off Our Mortgage in Two Years. This is How.