My Must Have Kitchen Appliances


So you bought your house, you’re all warm and fuzzy thumbing through Home and Garden Magazine, or if you’re a digital junkie like me, you might be on Houzz playing with virtual reality decor. I made a very conscious effort during the homebuying process to not focus too much on the decor part. There was so much back and forth…

saving, money management, finances, responsibility, millennials

What Is Your Savings End Game?


Do You Have A Saving End Game? When I started getting serious about saving, my main goal was to have money to travel. It did not take me long to achieve that goal. I then moved it up to saving for travel without disrupting my normal finances. Which for me meant, I needed to get creative and find some additional…

buy your house, FIRST TIME HOMEBUYING, REAL ESTATE, BUYERS MARKET

So You’re Ready To Buy Your House: First Things First


Congratulations on officially setting your mind on preparing to buy your house! It’s time to get into a buyers mindset. Let’s start with the very important empowerment piece Understand this, YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THIS SITUATION. Without you, none of the other people involved would be involved. This entire process revolves around you. If you are a narcissistic person,…

closing day, first time home buyer, mortgage, home ownership stories

We Made It: Closing Day!


At long last, It is CLOSING DAY!! And Launch Day! To roll out this website and become a homeowner on the same day is super exciting! (This blog was scheduled for Friday publishing but we were unable to close due to an error on the lender’s end…just another part of the complicated closing process. But if you are reading this,…

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Frugal Friday


Hello Savers and Happy Frugal Friday! Just wanted to share an article I found by Self Magazine’s fitness editor, Amy Marturanar about saving. This article details how hard it is for her to save money as a millennial, even when income is plentiful and especially when there is nothing specific to save for. This part of the article stuck out…

emergency funds, savings, shannon v

REGIFTED: Emergency Fund


Let’s talk about starting a realistic Emergency fund! Every now and then, I think it’s important to check in on our progress. I am always so focused on doing more that I often neglect to pat myself on the back for the progress I have made in my blogging journey! Today I wanted to share with you all a blog I…