Expenses of Wedding Season

Wedding Season is Here! Plan Ahead for All the Little Expenses

Summer is here! Get out those swim suits, fire up the grill, and get ready for a good time! During most of my 20s, summer time was also full blown wedding season! I absolutely love weddings, and during my mid-late 20s a bunch of my friends got married and I was lucky enough to be invited to their big day. I even got to be in a good amount of them. Now that most of my friends are already married, I sadly don’t get to attend many weddings. When I […]

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Save Money in the Summer

A Few Tricks to Keep Your Budget Cool This Summer

Summer is my favorite season of the year! It is full of adventures at the beach, hiking, playing golf, grilling, and camping. Oh, and if you’re in your 20s, don’t forget about all the weddings you will get invited to or asked to be in. Summer is time to let loose a little more, get outside, and be more active. It’s also a time where it becomes really easy to spend more money than you really want to. That’s right, those extra activities aren’t free! Now I’m not saying to […]

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Bridge to Debt Freedom

How We Paid Off $29,500 of Debt in 2016

My wife Jenna and I started our plan to aggressively pay off our student loans in 2013. In that time we have paid off nearly all of our debt, increasing our total amount paid every year. It has been a long road, and while the end is in sight, I want to reflect a little on how we got this far. I know that most people reflect sometime in January, but March is still pretty early in the year right? Better late than never! In 2016, we had our biggest […]

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I'm going to show you three ways we survive, and I daresay thrive on a $60 weekly food budget. Food is expensive. $60 a week is not a lot of money, but if you plan ahead, buy in bulk, get good at meal prepping, and avoid impulse shopping, it really is enough for two people!

Food is Expensive! How We Survive on $60 a Week

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. How much do you spend on food every week? Everyone needs to eat, but how much you spend and where you shop varies dramatically. Also, it seems like the prices of food are always going up and our dollars just don’t stretch as far as they used to. It might not actually be true, but so many times I […]

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Get Out of Debt Fast Be Different

3 Ways to Do Money Differently, and Get Out of Debt Faster

The tagline for my website is “Doing Money Differently.” For the past four years, my wife Jenna and I have been doing exactly that and our finances and lives have changed dramatically for the better. It is something I truly believe can lead you to long term wealth, financial success, and happiness. Our path to doing money differently didn’t happen overnight, but rather, a series of small, consistent choices strung out over many years. I want to share with you three ways we are “Doing Money Differently.” Why We Do […]

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