In my quest to get out debt and build financial independence, I have come up with a plan to live on half my income! Yep, that's me plus two teenage children, living in Austin TX on $2782 a month!! You might think that living on this small sum is leaving us feeling deprived. But it… Continue reading How I’m Living on Half My Income
As I've begun my journey to get out of debt, I've been considering what has worked for me in the past and what hasn't. What I've realized is that although my debt is staggering, if I solely focus on getting out of debt, my financial picture will be full of holes. You see, if I… Continue reading Why You Should STOP Focusing on Getting Out of Debt!
My son is a curious 14 year old entrepreneur. He earned a little over $1,000 last year doing odd jobs for family and neighbors! Now he's interested in finding ways to make that money grow, but I was having a lot of difficulty finding an investment vehicle for a minor, which didn't require me to… Continue reading A Fun Way to Teach Your Kids About Investing
Over the years. I’ve read many articles on how to create a budget. I’ve even recently completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course. I follow really informative and inspirational blogs such as Mr. Money Mustache and Student Loan Hero. What I’ve learned is that advice for budgeting falls into 2 categories - Tortoises and Hares!… Continue reading How to Prioritize Your Budget When You’re a Single Mom