How I Bought My House at Auction

How I Bought My House at Auction

Have you ever fancied buying a house at auction? Turns out it’s not a totally far fetched concept! If you put in the hard work in researching you can find a great house for way less than it’s value. I was able to buy a house appraised at $165,000. The really crazy thing is I bought it for only $114,000. That means I gained an […]

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2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

Happy almost New Year, friends! Can you believe it will be 2017 in a couple of days? While 2016 seemed to fly by, last winter seems like such a long time ago. 2016 was a great year – one marked with a lot of change and growth both in terms of our careers and personal lives. As we look to the future and also reflect […]

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Why Las Vegas is a Great Vacation Destination When You’re on a Budget

Why Las Vegas is a Great Vacation Destination When You’re on a Budget

*Disclaimer – This post does not take into account any money spent on gambling and researches the basics of activities, shelter, and transportation. Jake and I travelled to Las Vegas, NV last week. One of my friends from college was getting married so we decided to make it a vacation and extend our stay out west. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked […]

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Seriously, Mint is the Best Financial Tool I’ve Ever Used

Seriously, Mint is the Best Financial Tool I’ve Ever Used

When I was relatively new to budgeting I stumbled upon this website that claimed to make managing a budget much easier.  I didn’t put much thought into signing up, but figured I would go ahead and try it out anyway. So, I logged into Mint and started exploring what the site could do.  That was over 5 years ago and I haven’t gone a month […]

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Steal of a Deal: Christmas Tree

Steal of a Deal: Christmas Tree

In the days and weeks following Christmas, stores have some of the best sales. If I had my way, I would just buy all of my gifts on super sale after the day, but alas, that takes away some of the magic of holiday. Three years ago, I snagged a great deal on a pre-lit 6.5 feet Aster Pine fake Christmas tree from Home Depot […]

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Why Building a Computer is Very Cost Effective and Not as Difficult as it Sounds

Why Building a Computer is Very Cost Effective and Not as Difficult as it Sounds

Last year I was in the market for a new desktop computer. I tend to do a lot of research when I am about to make a large purchase and this was definitely in that category. During that quality R&D I came across the following idea over and over: “building a computer is more cost effective than buying one.” Initially, I disregarded it thinking there’s […]

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My December Budget

My December Budget

Hi all! This coming month is going to be unique in terms of my budget, especially my expenses. Between two weddings, birthdays, and Christmas of course, I will be buying a lot of gifts. In addition, Jake and I are traveling to Las Vegas for one of the weddings and are making a vacation out of it! To be honest, I usually feel pretty anxious […]

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