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Personal finance is the foundation of growing up but that doesn’t make it easy. Let’s do this together!

  • Why I Don’t Chase Early Retirement

    September 25, 2018

    If you are also in the sphere of personal finance, a common term that is thrown around is #FIRE, which stands for Financial Independence and Retire Early. I’m all for the idea of financial independence but early retirement is not for me.

  • 5 Simple Steps To Create A Budget (With Free Template + Video Guide!)

    August 14, 2018

    Trying to make a budget and don’t know where to start? It’s here! I will walk you through how I budget with my FREE budget spreadsheet.

    A running theme throughout adulthood is of course, personal finance! It’s maybe the most important life admin task of all because it really does provide the foundation and limits for everything else. No matter how much money you have, everyone needs a budget.

  • Industry Secrets That Grocery Stores Use To Make You Pay More

    April 11, 2018

    One of the biggest hallmarks of #adulting is grocery shopping. It seems like a never-ending task.

    There’s no food in the fridge. You go buy more food. Some of it you eat. Some of it goes bad. There’s no food in the fridge, again.

    Mastering the navigation of the grocery store is a level we all hope to achieve. And we’ve all heard the basic advice of grocery shopping and I will reiterate them here for your convenience (cause this is a grocery store article, kind of like convenience store, GET IT? HAHAHA) Okay just me. Moving on, let’s review the holy trinity rules of grocery shopping:

  • Create A “No Debt” Graduation Plan

    March 29, 2018

    While education is the one of the most valuable things you can invest in, it’s almost one of the most costly. And there is a line that makes it not worth it. So how did I manage to pay off my student debt before I graduate? A lot of work.

    There’s no glamorous way to say it, but it’s possible and the sooner you start, the better. To start here is how much paid for my degree:

  • How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

    March 22, 2018

    I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

    Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for.