Here’s why my car isn’t paid off yet.

I've been lying to you all. I'm not quite 100% debt free.   Here's why I am still paying off my car.   If you've been anywhere near this blog in the last year, it's no secret that I lost my job over the summer of 2018. I've mentioned it in plenty of my finance [...]

Confession: Here’s how my finances impacted my mental health in 2019

If you've ever sat around a bonfire with me, I have probably asked you this question: "What was a B.C / A.D moment in your life where you realized one period of your life was over and a new one was beginning?" Next week, my husband and I celebrate our first full year in our [...]

Landlording: The First Tenants

It's been 9 months since my very first rental property was leased.We ended up $6,000 in the hole, animal control was called,  they've already attempted to break their lease...twice, we've had the home tested for mold, and as of this post... I gave them the notice that I intend to end their lease. ...that means [...]

Confession: My worth is more than $0

Y'all ever had that feeling where every time you make a little bit of progress, you take one giant step backward? That's been me financially for the last year. When I last wrote you all (in October's been a while, hasn't it?), I was home from my month long vacation, just starting my new [...]

Here’s what I learned after losing my job 3 days before my first house payment was due.

Have you ever done something completely right, but found yourself holding onto the metaphorical short straw? I just did. Here's the story on how my bet on a job put me in the unemployment line. In 2016, I left my employer of four years in pursuit of a higher paying job where I wasn't working [...]

What I learned by moving from my home of 5 years.

"If you fail to plan... then plan to fail." Growing up, my mother used to tell me that. Success in life is granted to those who plan ahead. Even if you don't entirely know where you're going--always be aware of where you don't want to be. Around January of 2018, the finish line of our [...]

Am I debt free yet?

My debt free journey is nearly over. In an unexpected move, my debt free journey is ending without paying off my car. Here’s why. In 2016, I assessed my financial situation and realized that I was making it by…but not really. I own a three bedroom with an actual yard in a strong school district. [...]