Finance

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How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, then our wedding ($$$), …

Finance

How We Save Money

The holidays are here (seriously, how?!), and after paying for wedding and honeymoon …

The holidays are here (seriously, how?!), and after paying for wedding and honeymoon expenses (our wedding planner, caterer, hotels, and flights added up) we’re back to saving and budgeting. But it’s that time of year. Gifts, parties, the occasional hot cup of cheer (those cups add up, guys), and ordering …

Finance

Summer in the City

Now that summer is finally here, these warm summer days and nights call for dining …

Now that summer is finally here, these warm summer days and nights call for dining alfresco, entertaining friends, and anything that doesn’t involve sitting in my living room. I’ve talked a little bit about my finances before, and I’m all about taking advantage of a credit card with great benefits. Entertaining and traveling are …

Finance

How I Organize My Finances

My graphic design business went from side project to full-time job almost 10 years …

My graphic design business went from side project to full-time job almost 10 years ago. Over the past decade (decade!!) I went from feeling completely lost to finally figuring out a system to keep my finances as organized as I do my home. You know how much I love an organized home.

Finance

How I Budget

I’ve gotten a few requests to talk about how I budget from bills …

I’ve gotten a few requests to talk about how I budget from bills and shopping to travel and retirement, so let’s start at the beginning. When I first started my graphic design business back in 2007, I saved money by living at my mom’s house. Only paying for my car and basic …

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