The Lessons and Tips I Learned from Buying My First Car

When our daughter was born, I was driving a Scion XA and my wife had a Toyota Yaris. It quickly became apparent that neither of these vehicles was going to be suitable for the long term. Immediately after bringing our baby home any travel by default included a diaper bag, pumping equipment, clothes, and a Read more about The Lessons and Tips I Learned from Buying My First Car[…]

Join The Budget Challenge and Get A Free Excel Budget Template

My personal belief is that budgeting one’s monthly earnings and expenses is the first step towards achieving financial independence and meeting goals. For me, having a visual representation of where I am financially at any point in time is critical to my peace of mind. While I was in college I never tracked my spending or Read more about Join The Budget Challenge and Get A Free Excel Budget Template[…]

Why I Think Everyone Should Attend Community College

While going through high school, I had always assumed that community college was something that people did because they did not have the grades or the money to attend a university. I would never have guessed that I would be eating my own words not a year after graduation. When I finished my senior year, Read more about Why I Think Everyone Should Attend Community College[…]

My First Steps As A Recent Graduate

I will never forget the period of time immediately following my college graduation, finally entering my long-anticipated post-graduate life. Those first two months contained more life events than I ever thought possible: I graduated from college, moved into my new apartment, got engaged, started my first job, and complete financial independence from my parents. In Read more about My First Steps As A Recent Graduate[…]

How I Save Money On Medical Expenses

Since graduating from college, getting married and starting my life as an independent adult I have quickly discovered the expenses that add up the most quickly and extensively: medical expenses. It’s unbelievable how quickly these can accumulate. I’ve already written a post on how you can save yourself hundreds of dollars by questioning claims through Read more about How I Save Money On Medical Expenses[…]

My 5 First Steps Towards Financial Independence

Within two years of my college graduation I had started a new job, moved to a new city and officially started my adult life. During that time period, I learned a great deal on starting out as a financially independent adult and assembling the building blocks needed for long-term success. With that in mind, I Read more about My 5 First Steps Towards Financial Independence[…]