As I am more than halfway through this no-spend month, I figured it was time for another update! How is no-spend February going deep in the heart of Texas? Sunset over my city!
The longer I go with debt payoff being my numero uno priority, the more I notice that my lifestyle and financial priorities are not the same as my friends and general peer group. Some of this is, I believe, due to living in Austin. Austin is a young town where lots of people are either […]
I spend a fair amount of time fantasizing what it’ll be like to be debt free. I imagine I’ll feel lighter and finally free when that day arrives. I have been dreading these loans since my senior year of college, 2010-2011. I realized that I was going to be shackled to 25K for ten years […]
I mention occasionally that bringing home catering leftovers is a big way for me to save money. My nickname with my catering company is ‘zero waste’. I don’t like to see food thrown away in general and I capitalize on every event as a chance to eat for free. I love the amount of money I […]
This past weekend was my boyfriend’s birthday. The big 2-5! We, along with another friend, drove three hours to Houston to spend Friday night and Saturday day. One of my roommates/bestie recently moved there for a new job. She was a friend of my boyfriend before we began dating and actually introduced us, so it […]
I got my hair cut yesterday! For all my frugality and for all the belief I hold in my mantra ‘Nothing saves you money like not spending money,‘ I spend money on haircuts. Recently my hair has been looking pretty rough. I had really bad split ends and the bottom four inches of my hair […]
My story is simple and fairly common: I graduated with just over $25K in loans in 2011. I worked as a waitress for a year while living at home and saving money for a move to Austin, Texas. Once I got to Austin, I started working as a waitress while I had a pretty cool […]
It happened to me. Even though I try so hard to decrease my risk of unexpected expenses, this one found me. I was dropping my roommate off at the airport when my car’s check engine light came on. My heart sank immediately. Three thoughts raced through my head: 1) I need my car! 2) If it […]