It’s easy when moving into a new apartment to only think about the things you will need, but it’s equally important to think about the things you don’t need. It’s hard not to get caught up in the beautiful photos on Instagram and Pinterest (I certainly made those mistakes). Learn more on all the things you don’t need!
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.
Happy end of June! Which means that not only is 2018 half over (yikes!), but also that its graduation season.
With the excitement of finishing school to move on to the next adventure, I think there’s a lot of pressure to maintain a certain image by going to a prestigious school or having a particular career path. But there are so many pathways to “success” and ultimately it’s dependant on your definition. Here are just a few options to look at if you are looking for alternative education options to start or change your career – without paying the price of a 4 year school.
With the rise of Instagram, social media, and the ease of an inspirational quote maker, it is easy to feel less than if you haven’t traveled the world.
That somehow you’re failing as a millennial because you can’t live up to all those “wanderlust” posts. And who am I to say this? It’s not because I’m bitter I didn’t travel; it’s because I traveled (to over 30 countries, across 5 continents in 5 years).
It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.
Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.
So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).
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:
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.