The roll into a new year brings with it time for reflection and resolution. By the time January comes to an end, many people have left those resolutions in the dust. Here's how we did on 2017's goals and where we're turning our focus in 2018.
Homemade broth is deceptively easy and practically free. Create unique soups and stews while reducing waste as well as your grocery bill.
The holidays are all about hustle and bustle and credit card swiping for some folks. We spent hundreds of dollars on a recent shopping spree, and it didn't even include gifts for friends and family. Here's why we won't regret it!
Mindfully Spent quietly turned 1 year old in September! This belated recap discusses how the year changed the way we live. While we are celebrating some big financial wins, the greatest gains have little to do with money.
Who are we if we show up at the workplace thinking only about our own paycheck? Life is precarious. Show up like it matters.
Like almost all choices in life, there is no right or wrong answer about how to choose a career. However, almost all professions have room for growth. Also featured: a handcrafted graph of annual income changes over time.
During the first six weeks of spending my money more mindfully, I made significant changes that set me up for success. But the power of habit can be harnessed at any time to keep us building a rich and meaningful life.
Jacob of Dollar Diligence recently paid off $25,000 in student loans in less than two years. In this post, he shares how he conquered his student loans and the side hustles he took on to rapidly pay down his debt.
Just because making good money decisions has become a habit doesn't mean we have to operate on auto-pilot. A few moments of reflection helped us identify 20 (!) financial wins in the last two weeks, keeping us motivated as we move in the direction of our goals.
Could an eastern philosophy that help us cut our spending and change the way we view our bodies? The passage of time changes all things, but applying a little Wabi-sabi to our lives can give us a sense of deep and meaningful peace that a new purchase or an age-defying wrinkle cream cannot.
Can you find financial success after life falls apart? Are rural, low income kids destined to repeat their parents' fates? This series explores the origins of people who found success by following a non-traditional path. #FirstGen
Do you have to be born rich to rack up an admirable net worth? Is it too late to fix things if you've accumulated a bunch of bad debt? If you haven't walked the straight and narrow can you find success? This series explores the origins of people who found success despite starting out behind or taking a winding road.
Every monthly bill provides us an opportunity to reclaim some of our hard earned cash. This post is packed with energy saving insights for first-time home buyers and renters. Plus, the free expert consultation that could help you become immediately more efficient.
We did not pay off our consumer debt by accident. Today, we write in praise of hard work and the four miracles of our financial success. Also... Underemployment in America, and why looking at the world through a lens of hope is some seriously powerful shiznit.
Just ten months ago, we were 5 digits deep in consumer debt. We had a department store card balance, general credit card debt, and a car loan payment. Now we have none. But we're not done! How our financial goals and our relationship with money are changing.
Our yard sale experience was full of magic, community, surprises, profits, and fun! In this post, we share how much we made, why it made it easier to let go of extra stuff, all the things we enjoyed and learned... plus 8 key tips for success if you'd like to host your own yard sale.
We established a "Divided and Conquer" strategy to paying off our student loan debt. While aggressively paying down our private student loans, we are currently planning to eliminate our federal student loans through public service loan forgiveness. Plus, we share all kinds of crazy numbers to demonstrate the link between retirement contributions and income-based student loan repayment.
Last time we talked student loans was just 4 weeks after we took our budget by the reigns and committed to making some big changes. We've done a work on our personal finances since then, and we found ourselves ready to step up our debt repayment game. This is the first of two posts on how we set a more powerful plan for repaying our student loans.
Money is much too important of a topic to be taught passively. It may not be able to buy us love, but it definitely impacts almost every other aspect of our lives. Allowance is one tool we have as parents for teaching our kids about finances and family values.