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The B Hive – How We Made 80 True Friends in Less than 6 Months

I’ve mentioned The B Hive in some of my recent updates, and even a few months ago when I decided to take a break from blogging. But now that we’re officially official, I want to share with ya’ll what The B Hive is and WHY it is. Because the Why is the most important part!! When I moved to Austin, I had two friends and my coworker (who is now one of my closest friends) and meeting new girls was kind of hard. I didn’t have an expanded circle like I did in Chicago. With friends that I had made over the years and years that I lived there. And let me tell you something; as a thirty year old,...
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Welcome Back! Welcome Back! Life Lately

My life the past year has been complete chaos! Between changing jobs in Austin, moving, meeting someone and expanding my group of friends two-fold. I’ve hardly had time to do anything (even catch up on Netflix/Hulu) let alone blog. But I finally feel it starting to slow down, I’m learning to say no and I’m making my finances a HUGE priority this year. Especially when I took a look at my credit report this past week. It was like a lightbulb went off and I realized I could really accomplish those goals I set out for myself a few years back…and quickly, if I put my mind to it. So it’s time for me to put my mind back to...
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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...