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How to Recover After a Month of Overspending

After a few weeks hiatus and a social detox to be in the moment, we are back with another post in the Money Monday series! This week’s topic is one that all of us have dealt with at some point in our lives. Sometimes emergency situations come up, our social calendar is more full than normal, or we just unintentionally go over budget for the month. Thankfully there are a few key steps that can easily get your monthly budget back on track.

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Habits That Drain Your Time and Energy

Earlier this year I shared a post with tips for making a better use of your time and I thought this topic of habits that drain your time [and energy] would be a great extension of that. We are all guilty of it whether we realize it or not, but every single day we do things that inevitably drain our time and/or energy. These habits can be task specific things like always checking your email, to more emotional things like overthinking all the things

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How To Financially Prep for the Holidays

I can’t believe I’m saying this but the holidays are going to be here before we know it! The holiday season brings about joyous celebrations and making memories with friends & family. Unfortunately, it can also be quite an expensive time of year that often many off us fail to prep for. In order to give you a head start on your prep and savings strategy, I’m diving into a few key ways you can begin to financially prep for the holidays.

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6 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

Social media is going nowhere fast and if you aren’t careful it can easily consume every waking moment of your life. If you’ve fallowed me for any length of time you know that I am not afraid to take time away from social media if I need it. I like to call them "no tech zones” but ultimately it is a social media detox. It can be a day, a couple of days or even a couple of months, but the important factor here is to do what works for YOU and your needs…and mental health.

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I Paid Off $40,000 in College Loans - Here's How

My first ever college loan payments were due on Christmas Day in 2012. I most certainly was not so holly jolly about that! Fast forward to October 2018 and I was as jolly as can be as I made my last payments on those loans! I truly cannot describe the feeling of paying off such a HUGE chunk of money, it’s like a outer-body experience. The world of college loans can be a dark, depressing thing but if you work smarter instead of harder at paying them off, the reward is that much sweeter in the end.

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Evaluating Your Monthly Budget: 5 Things to Cut to Save Money

Last week in our Money Monday series opener, we talked about the basics of starting a monthly budget. One of the points discussed was evaluating your budget to figure out where you stand from an income and expenses standpoint. So lets dive into this in a little bit more detail and figure out the most efficient ways for you to evaluate your monthly budget, with 5 things you can cut to save money.

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The Basics of Starting a Monthly Budget

Money and finances can be a bit of a taboo conversation topic, but I’m here to break down those barriers with a new weekly series, Money Mondays. From the basics of budgeting, to starting a savings, to paying off loans, to buying a car, to the value of a dollar and beyond, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks from my own personal experience to help you improve your finances in an easy, realistic way. So as the first post in this Money Mondays series, we’re starting with the very basics of starting a monthly budget.

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