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Love Drop for May: The Stalnaker Family

I recently joined the Love Drop team, which is an amazing group reaching out to help others. Every month, Love Drop chooses a family in need of assistance and works to gather donations, services, etc. to present to the family. I would encourage all … Continue reading...

I Suck at Quitting Smoking

Any personal finance blog will tell you to separate needs from wants if you want to improve your finances. Too often, we spend a ton of money on junk we could live without, then complain that we're broke. (Obviously not everyone does this, but we all … Continue reading...

Spending Roundup for April

Here's the breakdown of where my money went in April:Fixed ExpensesThese are the easy ones. My car payment, car insurance, AT&T bill, cable/internet, and CC payments fall into this category. I budgeted $750 and spent $750. … Continue reading...

Financial Advice that Annoys Me

There is a ton of financial advice out there for beginners. While I like to think I'm beyond that stage, I never let myself think I'm too smart to benefit from the knowledge of someone else. After all, until a few months ago, I was what Financial … Continue reading...

Dear 18 Year-Old Me

I got this idea from a post on Live Richly. How crazy fun would it be if I could actually send this letter back through time and warn myself of what's coming? Honestly, my 18 year-old self would probably think it was a joke and throw it in the trash, … Continue reading...