50/30/20 Budgeting: Exactly How Much I Spent and Saved in 2018

With the new year coming to an end, I audited all of my expenses according to the 50/30/20 budget rule. I not only talk about this budget rule, I show you how it’s applied to me!

The reason I started MLA is because I wanted to create an honest personal space where I could share exactly what I’m doing to get through adulthood instead just giving some vague or generic advice. Instead of just talking about the 50/30/20 budgeting rule, I wanted to see how it applied to my year-round expenses.

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

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.

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Industry Secrets That Grocery Stores Use To Make You Pay More

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:

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Debunking 4 BS Myths: Why Not “Everyone” Can Travel the World

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).

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