On June 6th, my business partner and I worked our very last wedding. I could go on and on and list the reasons as to why we decided to dissolve our business, but since this is a financial blog I’ll just get to the short of it - we outgrew our company. Four years we set... Read More
It's no secret that paying off debt comes with sacrifices. The more you're willing to sacrifice, the quicker you will become debt free. However, I personally believe that you shouldn't give up everything fun to reach your debt free goal that much quicker. I'm a big fan of Learnvest's 50/20/30 budgeting guideline - 50% towards... Read More
Planning a wedding can be both fun and stressful, not to mention costly. Try planning a wedding fresh out of college, or while you are paying your student loans. Sound like you? Today’s average wedding cost hovers around the 30K range, and many of us have student loans on top of this expensive rite of... Read More
Back in January, I sat down and created a personal strategic plan. This plan incorporated work goals, life goals and of course my student loan goals. The process helped me focus my vision for our future and how our debt will affect our lifestyle as we consider big decisions like purchasing a home and... Read More
I wasn’t expecting balloons and streamers or stern emails, but compared to all my wondering and nervous anticipation of repayment, leaving my grace period behind was actually a bit of a let-down.
Counting repayment as starting when my grace period ended, I have been in repayment for about three months. The following are differences from what... Read More