Finance

Financial blogs, advice and tips for millennials looking to increase financial literacy and financial freedom in their twenties or thirties.

No Buy Challenge: How To Successfully Save Money

I completed a no buy challenge that ended up lasting nearly 3 years! Yep, you read that right! What started off as a 30 day spending freeze turned into a multi-year spending fast! I really was looking to stop overspending at the time and needed a “no shopping” challenge to do it. Of course, I didn’t spend $0 and the name “no buy challenge” can be a bit misleading if you’re taking this on for longer periods of time. What I really did was a”low buy challenge” but we’ll talk more setting yourself up for success with either a no buy or low buy experience!

How To Set Money Boundaries With Family (For Real)

Financial boundaries with family can be a tricky topic. So many of us want to figure how to financially help a family member when they are in need, but at what cost? It can become even more challenging when trying to set healthy boundaries with parents who have done so much for us. In this post, I’ll share my tips and insights on setting financial boundaries with family members, including parents, siblings, adult children, and even young children (yep, tips for TODDLERS!).

How To Live Below Your Means So You Don’t Feel Miserable

I think we can all agree there are some serious benefits of living below your means. Everything from greater peace of mind to reaching your financial goals faster… Sounds great right? So why don’t more people do it? I think it’s because we have this false belief that when we cut back and spend less than we earn, or live on a low income, it must feel miserable.

The Ultimate Survival Guide For A Personal Financial Crisis

After the 2007-2008 recession, we knew another one would come eventually… so we decided to take some steps to prepare for a personal financial crisis like the one we are seeing in 2020. Discover my ultimate survival guide for a money crisis.

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Relief Options For Taxes, Income, and Small Businesses

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Relief Options For Taxes, Income, and Small Businesses

Millions of Americans have been left jobless through the spread of coronavirus and many more feeling financially stressed as well. Today we are going to look at the COVID-19 relief programs and options available to individuals and small businesses. Everything from new tax filing deadlines, stimulus checks, unemployment insurance, paid leaves, and more. This post …

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Acorns Review: How It Compares to Betterment, Robinhood, Stash [+ Review of Acorns Spend, Later, & Found Money]

For millennials looking to save money and get into micro-investing, while not wanting to worry about high fees, rebalancing portfolios, and making a ton of choices, Acorns app is a great option for investment beginners. And before you start asking, has anyone made money on Acorns? I’m happy to say my husband was a pretty early adopter and we made money on Acorns. Neither of us have taken a real interest in actively following or investing in the stock market, so we really wanted to find a tool that would make saving and investing easier. It was actually the first app we used when we started investing our money. We loved how easy and affordable it made things. Sign up for your account here! In this post we’ll look at Acorns various features, how it works, and how it compares to Betterment, Stash, and Robinhood, all of which continuously get ranked as the best investment apps for beginners.