Over 44 million people in the United States have student loan debt. If you’re paying off student loans, we’re right there with you! These …
Any time I want to, I can see exactly how many calories I eat, how many I burn, how far I walk, how well I sleep, and how many flights of stairs I, uh… pass on the way to the elevator. So why am I in worse shape than I was before I bought the stupid thing?
And that’s why it’s so wild to me that opinion pieces, books, news articles, everything about the way we talk about Millennials makes it seem like they’re a totally different species. Like they can’t possibly be dealing with any of the economic issues everyone else in America’s experiencing.
We do our best to keep our expenses down every single month, but I had this recent push—this fire—to go super intense again.
And no, this is not an article about the cost of college compared to the salary you will make. Nor is it the one that compares the income of college graduates to high school graduates.
This piece is about the hard to define value of college that is worth its weight in gold.
Stick to it, stick to it like glue! Stick to it like a spider on the wall! You really have to make it a priority in your life, and make it something that your life is now about.
I’m going to educate you on the cold hard facts about why planning to work into your late 60’s or 70’s will not work – and what you can do about it.
In 2016, Sergio and Shannon sold 90% of their belongings and embarked on a year-long travel adventure that spanned 3 continents, 18 house sits, 23 countries and 60 cities, all while only spending $16k. Now, nearly two years later they’re still traveling and house sitting full time!
Do you know how much you’re giving away in interest over the duration of the loan, just for someone to manage your money for you? Once you see this, you won’t want to keep giving extra money to the bank.
So whether your home buying journey takes 12 weeks or 6 months, once you understand step-by-step how to plan properly, it demystifies the entire process and provides a clear road-map on how to become a homeowner!
In her twenties she had 40 jobs, including dishwasher, stripper economist, social worker, tax preparer, organic farmer, bagel deliverer, zine librarian, database wizard, and bicycle valet. She has lived in a geodesic dome made of recycled political yard signs and ridden trains in 31 countries. She is pretty good at saving money.
People often say “not to sweat the small things” when trying to save money. That the $5 daily Starbucks will not make a dent in your savings and retirement outlook. However, these little expenses do add up and eventually can cause a big problem.
For me, what started out as an innocent looking scratch, turned into a $30,000, six night stay in the hospital.
With my history of settling for jobs to pay the bills, I had bought into a mindset that following your dreams was impossible. It didn’t happen all at once either. Because I am the type of person to fully commit to what I am doing, I slowly formed underlying beliefs that following my passions was a fool’s errand.
We like to mix things up on Fridays here at the Middletons, and instead of just giving you a few pieces of the best …
Forget the numbers, forget the idea that you NEED more or NEED less for that matter. Step back and look at what’s important to you, TALK to your partner, and make a decision based on your values, goals and financial plan