Give Us Free Fridays – Living Social

I am an eternal optimist with an unwavering belief in the best parts of myself. I hold dear my sense of humor, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and outgoing personality. It is this version of me who opens email invites to networking nights, workshops, parties, and more and clicks the YES button to RSVP for activities a week … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Living Social

No Job. No Problem.

In my life I have had the following job titles (in no particular order): Business Planning Associate, Partner Sales Executive, Business Category Manager, Senior Change Manager, and several others that all result in the same question from friends and family.  To keep it simple I would always say, "I work in sales." But could people … Continue reading No Job. No Problem.

Give Us Free Fridays – Have Cake and Eat It Too

It has been a few weeks, but I'm back with another installment of Give Us Free Fridays. In a couple of recent posts I've mentioned widening the gap between earnings and spending. J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy had a change of perspective (courtesy of Mr. Money Mustache) on the outflow side of the equation. … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Have Cake and Eat It Too

You’re Gonna Pay For That- Homeownership Part 3

A few days after moving from New York to Minnesota I went to pick up the keys to the apartment I had just leased. My bladder had been screaming at me for the last hour so I decided to pop into my vacant unit to use the bathroom before heading back to my temporary housing. … Continue reading You’re Gonna Pay For That- Homeownership Part 3

My Way – Home ownership Part 2

One of the cardinal rules of personal finance is to avoid lifestyle creep. That means that as your income increases your cost of living should not. So if you make $60,000/year and at your annual review you're awarded a 5% raise, conventional wisdom states that instead of upgrading your lifestyle with that extra $250/month (i.e. … Continue reading My Way – Home ownership Part 2

Is It Worth It? Home Ownership (Part 1)

Upon graduating from business school in June of 2014 I had yet to find a job. My lease was up, I had no income, and my savings were dwindling. I sublet my classmates' apartments a month at a time thus giving myself shelter and relieving them of the burden of paying rent while they climbed … Continue reading Is It Worth It? Home Ownership (Part 1)

Give Us Free Fridays – Feed Me, Teach Me, Heal Me

Yes, I know that it's Saturday but accuracy is the enemy of alliteration so... This was a week of unexpected treasures as other people's folly turned into my gain. My freebies ran the gamut from food to health and wellness. Let's dive in. Free bread at Jimmy John's - After a week off I went … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Feed Me, Teach Me, Heal Me