As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to make sure that your children have a more prosperous lifestyle than what you’ve had. By ‘prosperous’ I mean not being balled-and-chained to a load of debt, especially student loans.Read More
Let’s face it, overdraft fees are embarrassing. I think we can all agree on that.
A few months ago, I had a little run in with not one but two overdraft fees that hit my account at the same time. $70 worth of fees were being taken out of my available balance, and I was devastated. I was so confident that I had everything under control, so I nearly lost my breakfast when I checked my account that morning.Read More
I was once addicted to shopping, and it’s been a dark secret that I’ve kept from those closest to me. I don’t like being judged, and the wounds of my retail therapy are still fresh. Buying a new item gave me an unexplainable rush of excitement, and it helped to block out negative emotions. If I had a bad day at work I would shop. If I was stressed out about schoolwork I would shop. Heck, sometimes nothing would be wrong at all, but I was bored so I would shop.Read More
Not really, but really.
I’ve been a little discouraged lately and although I would like to blame all my woes on pregnancy symptoms I know that wouldn’t be 100% accurate. Stress and doubt have both moved back home making it seem as though my life is on a temporary hold. I’m overwhelmed with the task of planning a future with two kids and trying to figure out just how big of an impact it will make on my debt free journey. Living off of one income—which is mine—is a struggle all by itself, but oddly it’s one that I take on with a smile. Nevertheless, I’m excited for change. Life was getting stale anyways.