Sinking Funds: What They Are and Why You Need Them in Your Budget

Sinking Funds: What They Are and Why You Need Them in Your Budget

  Have you ever had one of those months where you’re right on track with your budget and feeling really proud of yourself, and then your car breaks down? You’ve got a $500+ expense that you hadn’t planned for, meaning you have to put it on your credit card. Now,...
Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

  When my husband and I got married, we had over six figures of student loan debt. It wasn’t exactly the ideal way to start our life together.  However, it did force us to have a lot of money conversations early on and make sure we were on the same page with our...
How to Rebuild Your Finances After a Divorce

How to Rebuild Your Finances After a Divorce

  No one goes into a marriage planning to get divorced. Unfortunately, it happens — And it often it’s a tough financial blow. I got married for the first time when I was 24. I thought I had my shit together — Marriage, house, and a sizeable household income. ...
How to Create a Minimalist Budget to Manage Your Money

How to Create a Minimalist Budget to Manage Your Money

  For years I avoided budgeting because of how restrictive it felt. I didn’t want to feel guilty every time I spent my own money! Then I discovered the concept of a minimalist budget, and it was a total game-changer. Rather than spending money on things you don’t...
The 10 Best Personal Finance Podcasts for Women

The 10 Best Personal Finance Podcasts for Women

  When I decided to get serious about my finances, podcasts were one of the first places I turned for information. I love learning from podcasts since I can listen as I’m driving, cleaning, or out walking the dog.  Over the years, I’ve found myself drawn to...