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No Spend Month: Review and Highlights

I can’t believe September is coming to an end today. Time to reflect on how the month went financially. I definitely had some slip ups, but I had some great moments too where I stayed within budget on certain line items. As much as I wish this was a true no spend month, I did… Continue reading No Spend Month: Review and Highlights

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Five Lessons from the Depression Era

I became truly intrigued with what happened during the Great Depression after watching a YouTube channel called: Great Depression Cooking. Clara, the host of the videos, shows her audience meals that she ate to make ends meet. She also shares her stories of how life was during those trying times. After doing some more research… Continue reading Five Lessons from the Depression Era

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Saving a 20% Down Payment

  Living in Massachusetts can be expensive especially with the median house price for current listings right around $419,000. That number is huge and with the way the housing market is right now, it doesn’t seem like it’s going down anytime soon. I have been a renter for about 9 years and I’ve thought about becoming… Continue reading Saving a 20% Down Payment

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I’M DEBT FREE! How I got here and what’s next?

I made it a goal this year to become debt free once and for all. At the end of November I made my final student loan payment. Then a few days ago, Christmas came early for me. I received the official letter stating that my loans were paid in full. I am now debt free!… Continue reading I’M DEBT FREE! How I got here and what’s next?