FPU & Finances Category



Jan 31
2017

How We Paid Off $190K of Debt


We were making good money but had no idea where it was going. We were in student loan debt up to our eyeballs after financing a good part of two MBAs while living in NYC with two kids under two. Shamefully, we financed our rent, eating out, a full-time nanny, taxi rides that took us only ten blocks, oh you name it – we were paying interest on it. After graduating and having our third…

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Sep 28
2015

6 Steps for Creating Your First Budget


Ever wondered how to really start budgeting? Here are 6 tips to get you going on your budgeting journey.

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Feb 10
2014

Not Only Did We Cut the Credit Cards… We Sold the Car!


Last week I posted a video of me cutting up my credit cards on Facebook and the response was surprising. Hubby and I completed Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University program last fall and now we’re laser focused on getting out of debt. Currently, we’re on Dave’s baby step number two out of seven. We were glad to hear shout outs from several friends who already embraced Dave’s way, but a few friends inboxed me…

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Oct 21
2013

Chores & Commissions


The boys have been begging for allowances for several months. Every time we set foot in 7-11 they window shop the toy and candy sections, and then break through the imaginary glass, running towards us with the sugar-filled, battery-powered desires of their hearts. We made the mistake of explaining the concept of an allowance to them, and ever since it’s been a consistent, onslaught of nagging for cash in exchange for chores. We recently read…

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Oct 26
2012

5 Simple Ways Wal-Mart Reduces Our Monthly Bills {+ $25 Giveaway}


One thing about marriage is that it brings people together from two different backgrounds. I grew up a slightly spoiled, only child, and Hubby grew up in a completely different environment. Our coming together has balanced our financial behavior. After almost eight years a marriage, I have curbed my desire to overspend, and now embrace my inner frugalista. In fact, I am proud of how we cut costs and reduce our bills. Sometimes our friends…

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