• 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 finances. And […]

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  • 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.  Less than two years into the […]

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  • How to Create a Minimalist Budget to Manage Your Money

    How to Create a Minimalist Budget For 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 really care about, you can spend more […]

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  • 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 financial podcasts specifically created for women. It’s no […]

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  • How to Develop a Positive Money Mindset

    How to Develop a Positive Money Mindset

      Have you ever been at a point in your life where you learn everything you can about personal finance in an effort to get your money shit in order, but you just can’t seem to turn things around? Believe it or not, your mindset might be the problem. The beliefs and feelings you have […]

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  • How to Build an Emergency Fund & How Much You Should Save

    How to Build an Emergency Fund & How Much You Should Save

      There were way too many years where I didn’t realize just how important an emergency fund was. I made enough money to pay my bills every month. But when an unexpected expense came up, I’d have to put it on a credit card or pull money from a different spending category.  Having a fully-funded […]

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  • Is it Better to Pay Off Debt or Save Money First?

    Is It Better to Pay Off Debt or Save Money First?

      One of the questions I am asked most often is whether it’s better to pay off debt or save money first. And honestly, it wasn’t all that long ago that I was the one struggling with this dilemma.  When I was newly divorced and desperate for financial advice, I read article after article that […]

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  • The Best Personal Finance Blogs for Women

    The Best Personal Finance Blogs for Women

      I first started reading female personal finance blogs a few years ago out of absolute necessity.  I had recently gone through a divorce and was pretty much at financial rock bottom. I decided it was time to educate myself, so I started reading personal finance blogs to learn everything I could about managing my […]

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  • 17 Foolproof Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

    17 Foolproof Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

      I know from personal experience that when you’re living on a tight budget, saving money feels damn near impossible. Every dime is going toward paying your bills, and there’s little to nothing left at the end of the month.  I was at the point where I had nothing in savings, and every unexpected expense […]

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  • 11 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 Per Month

    11 Ways to Make an Extra $1000 Per Month

      When my husband and I got married, we knew we had some financial goals we wanted to meet pretty quickly.  Together we have six figures of debt, and we knew we wanted to pay that off as soon as possible. Thinking about making these student loan payments twenty years from now sounded miserable, so […]

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