Wedding Bells and Budgets

Wedding season is upon us! We’re getting ready to attend our first one of the year in a few weeks. This year’s agenda is considerably smaller than last year’s – we only have two as of now, but last year we attended NINE (in addition to our own), a majority of which were out of town. I really love going to weddings… free food & drinks, dancing, and family & friends, what’s not to like?

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Creative Ways to Earn Decent Money Without Going Back to School

Something I hear too often that makes me cringe is “I haven’t been able to find a job doing X, so I’m going back to school (or going to grad school) for Y”. Going back to school is a super expensive proposition! Not only is there an opportunity cost (time used for money you could be making elsewhere) but the degree itself also costs a bunch. It’s unlikely in most cases that you’ll come out on top.

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A Financial Success Game Plan – The BudgetSimple Financial Ladder

Everyone has different philosophies about how to get out of debt and build savings. Here is the basic strategy we recommend you follow. You may already be doing these things, but I ve tried to order all of my strategies by importance, so ideally you ll do number one before number two, etc

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