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An Update

I was all motivated to start January off right on the blog, had a whole bunch of posts written, ready to go with just a few final touches to go and then life got so crazy I barely had time to sleep. Now that life is slowing down just a tad (I’m talking like, now I get to sleep but still don’t have time for much).  I have a million and a half things to do and only 24 hours in every day. You will be seeing a LOT less of me on the blog. As much as I love sharing, writing and creating on the blog, my schedule has just gotten too insane. Not to mention, I’ve started a...
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Planning Your Budget for the Year

Planning a budget for the year can be super challenging. If you’ve never prepared a budget for yourself (and your family) I’d suggest taking a look at my post from last year about planning a budget for the first time. Prior to last year, I never budgeted, or kept track of my expenses. When I had money I just spent it, not knowing where it was all going and what it was going to. I paid my bills, but I had late fees and wasn’t aware of balances really on my credit cards (until it was low and I knew I had extra credit to spend). It was not a smart way of living at all. I was living truly...
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2016 Financial Goals

2016 Financial Goals I’m making some HUGE Financial Goals for 2016. Like seriously big. I really want to get myself in a place by 2017 where I can really be focusing on paying two things (as far as debt goes) and that’s my Student Loans and a Mortgage. Right now I’m renting. But by the end of 2017 I want to be either in a house or looking for one. On top of that I want to be able to make one big international trip each year.  I don’t know if I’ve ever put it all out there on the blog about my debt and where I am in the whole scheme of things in relation to my debt, but...
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2015 Year in Review and Goals for 2016

2015 was a year of big changes for me. Like probably some of the biggest changes I’ve gone through in the last 15 years. I went back to my Goals from Last Year to see how far I’ve come! Last Year’s Goals: For the Blog: I’ve really fallen off track with the blog as far as keep up with things, but I was able to successfully transition to self hosted and had my awesome sister do my re-design! Health and Home: While I started out strong, and was on track with eating healthy I quickly ended that when I got myself to Texas! The food is just so good! But I have to say I’m the healthiest I’ve been in years....
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December Budget Recap

December was my month to really crack down on myself and stick to the budget. Like REALLY try. I’ve been going over budget since I moved to Austin and now that I’m hitting the crunch time! My lease is expiring at the end of March and I’ve already found a really nice apartment that I’m totally psyched about (But then totally not psyched that I have to wait 3 whole months to move in…like seriously I’m super excited to move). My new apartment is a little more expensive than my current one, and my deposit is pretty sizable because of the pups (note to self…one dog only! Two gets costly!), not to mention I don’t have the extra helping hands...