• I wish I had known...

    Posted on July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Since graduating and meeting other friends in my same debt-laden boat, I have learned some things I wish I had known going into college about paying for school. Had I really understood the system, I definitely would have done things differently. Read more »

     
  • Spring Break on the Cheap

    Posted on March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

    March is one of my favorite months of the year: warmer weather, St. Patrick’s Day, and March Madness. I love all of it. The one thing I do miss is spring break. Spring break was the best. You get an entire week off and with no responsibilities! It’s amazing. Read more »

     
  • Saving for the Future

    Posted on February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

    I realize retirement is probably the last thing on your mind at this point in your life, right? Well, it shouldn’t be! I know retirement seems like a long way off, but the earlier you start saving, the better off you will be when that time comes. There are many different paths you can take when it comes to planning for retirement. Here are a couple of options: Read more »

     
  • Downsizing vs Supersizing

    Posted on January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Every time I turn around, it seems a different company is trying to get me to upgrade to something a little better. “For $25 more a month you can upgrade to the premium package” or “For an additional fee you can have unlimited text messaging!” We live in a society where more is better. But, all these upgrades can end up costing you in the end. A cable bill that was $40 is now $65 a month. A cell phone bill that started out $60 a month is now $100! Read more »

     
  • Free as a Bird

    Posted on January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

    I know sometimes people feel guilty about spending money on themselves. You shouldn’t completely rule out doing anything fun just because you don’t want to spend money. There are plenty of fun things to do around Oklahoma that are cheap or even free. Free is a word that I like to hear. Here are a number of different things you can do. Read more »

     
  • Promises to Keep

    Posted on January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

    I’m going to drop that last 10 pounds. I will get up when the alarm goes off. I won’t let the dishes pile up in the sink. Do any of these sound familiar? This time of year, we all like to try to make those pesky New Year’s resolutions. A year is a long time to keep a promise to ourselves, is it not? This year, I have a new idea…let’s make quarterly resolutions. Challenge yourself. Set four goals that you want to do to improve your life and strive for one of those goals every three months. When you think about it, that’s not really a long time! Read more »

     
  • Plan Ahead

    Posted on December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

    It's extremely easy to rack up credit card debt around the holidays. There are gifts to buy, outfits for holiday parties, and let’s not forget all of the food. Even though we can get caught up in the moment, it is important to not overspend. Read more »

     
  • Going Holiday Shopping? Don't Forget Your Smartphone

    Posted on December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

    I’ll admit it, I am addicted to my smartphone, and would be utterly lost without it. Heck, I would never wake up, know what the temperature outside was, or be able to check and see if my Klout score rose in the last 24 hours. Read more »

     
  • Making A List and Checking It Twice

    Posted on November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

    I'm known for making lists and checking them twice. That’s why this year I have become even more organized in my holiday gift giving plan so that I don’t break the bank. Read more »

     
  • From Many to Few

    Posted on November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Have you ever noticed how easy it can be to let certain things get out of hand? Take the show Hoarders, for example. The people on this show just didn’t wake-up one day with all this stuff. Over time, they continued to hoard things until they were neck deep in newspapers, bicycles, and cats. The same thing can happen with debt. Read more »

     
  • Gift Ideas on a Budget

    Posted on November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Like most young adults, I am on a tight budget. Being on such a short financial leash, the gifts I would like to give my family and friends are not always the things I can afford. Read more »

     
  • How to Save with Your Cell Phone

    Posted on November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

    I have had a smart phone for quite sometime, but I recently switched to the iPhone. This has given me a clean slate to start using my phone to organize my life. One of my favorite things to do is save money. Of course, since I’m paying for my phone, I’m going to use it to help me do just that. Read more »

     
  • Traveling Without an Empty Pocketbook

    Posted on October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

    I absolutely love to travel. Every year I plan at least one trip outside the United States. People always ask me how I can afford to take these trips without going broke. I have been to Paris, London, South Korea, and Puerto Rico, all in the last five years. Obviously, all these trips required airfare, hotel and spending money. So, how did I plan all these trips on a budget? Let me clue you in on some money-saving tips that you can use to plan your next vacation. Read more »

     
  • Ways to Save Money this Christmas

    Posted on October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

    The holiday season is fast approaching, which means one thing - Christmas shopping. If you’re like me, you try to start as early as possible to avoid crowds and the stress of last minute shopping. According to this years National Retail Federation Holiday Survey, the average American will spend approximately $750.00 on Christmas this year. Read more »

     
  • Halloween Done Cheap

    Posted on October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Halloween is right around the corner, and even though I’m an adult, I still like to get dressed up for Halloween. The problem is I’m not the type of person who likes to spend a ton of money on a costume I’ll probably only wear once. Read more »

     
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