October 2017

Everything That Was + Was Not Worth Buying For Our New House

It’s been a goal of mine for years to buy a house. Well, goal accomplished. Not only did we buy a house, but we bought stuff to put in it. In retrospect, only some of them were worth buying. Which ones? Come on, you know I’m going to dish. And while we’re at it, I’m not going to sugarcoat […]

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6 Fail-Proof Ways to Negotiate a Raise and Get Paid What You’re Worth

We’ve all heard the stat: white women make 78.6% of what men earn in similar positions. That means the homes we can afford are 20% smaller than those of our male counterparts. It means our cars have to be 20% cheaper, and vacations must be taken 20% less often. It means we have to work until April

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Not All Debt is Created Equal: Two Types of Credit You Should Know

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is ‘How did you pay off your debt?‘ Because let’s face it: paying off over $25,000 in three and a half years, and the final $18,000 in just ten months, is pretty impressive. Especially on my tiny income of less than $32,000. When people hear that

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“Everyone Does It” Isn’t a Financial Plan

“Just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t make it OK” sounds like the kind of obvious Mom wisdom that would earn anyone an eye roll for dishing it out, you know? Because yeah, obviously we’re all clear that we wouldn’t jump off a cliff if all our friends were doing it too… but that doesn’t mean that all

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