How Recognizing Patterns is Helping Me Avoid Future Debt

How Recognizing Patterns is Helping Me Avoid |

When I read “Get out of Debt” advice, I often get frustrated at its tone-deafness and overall uselessness. Telling people to give up daily Starbucks coffee or stop paying for cable packages is tired, outdated advice that ignores most people’s financial reality. I’ve never been able to afford $3 (or more) a day for coffee, and I don’t know anyone under forty who ever has paid for cable…


How I Saved $100K in 3 Years

How I Saved $100K in 3 Years |

Right after I graduated from college, I got a job with a starting salary of $54,000, which was more like $40,000 after taxes. A little more than three years later, I had saved $100,000.  I had never made that much money in my life. Not too long after I started working, I discovered personal finance bloggers, including Anna. She just was beginning her Spending Fast and I was totally motivated to see how much I could…


June’s Collective Savings Totals are In!

June Collective Savings |

  It’s that time of the month where we get to see how all the hard work we’ve been doing with the Spending Fast and Spending Diets have been paying off!  We had another great month!  Seriously, I’m constantly blown away! Are you ready? In June, we saved $29,032.71!  Not as much as past months, but still incredible progress! That brings…