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  • Numbers and advice go hand in hand

    July 23, 2019 by

    I read a lot of different finance blogs. There are some where the author almost only shares numbers. There are some where they almost exclusively share advice but won’t share numbers because “money is personal” (an actual thing I read on an actual finance blog). These folks apparently forget that they’re running a blog about… Read more

  • Creating my own budgeting method

    August 16, 2019 by

    I’ve tried a lot of different budgeting apps, programs, and methods to try to keep track of my money. So far, I’ve only had success with one. There’s a lot of pros to using either Mint or You Need A Budget (YNAB), key of which being that they track individual purchases so you don’t have… Read more

  • Avoiding unnecessary purchases

    August 14, 2019 by

    When I buy something without thinking through my reasons for purchasing it, I feel bad about impulse buying. It costs me money, it’s usually not something that’s very good for the environment, and it’s something that will take up space in my life (both physically and mentally). In general, I try to avoid going shopping… Read more

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