I was prompted to write this post a few weeks back when I was talking to Alex about our financial plan and we got to talking about what we considered being “wealthy” was. Funny enough what Alex consider’s wealthy and … Continue reading Opinion: Wealth is not about money and possessions
Everyone loves to travel, have new experiences, learn about new cultures, taste delicious food, but what holds most people back from traveling is money. After paying for airfare and all the fees, figuring out ground transportation and paying for hotel … Continue reading How I traveled to Asia for 2 weeks for Only $1,000
It’s a Griswold family Christmas and we’re going to have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye! I am a huge Christmas Vacation fan, and when I mean huge, I mean I own the … Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned From Christmas Vacation
The holidays are always a magical time of year. There are Christmas songs, hot chocolate, festive lights and decorations, and generally good cheer. This is the time of year that is supposed to bring families together and reflect on the … Continue reading How to Keep Your Financial Sanity During the Holidays
To all of my shopaholics Recently Alex and I got back from an unbelievable vacation in Europe. We explored, we ate, we drank, we partied, and naturally, we shopped. Him and I love to travel and come back with a … Continue reading Shopping Spree + Tax Incentives!
So it’s time for you to leave the comforts of home, spread your wings and fly or you’re just moving into a new home or apartment. Whatever the case may be, you’re moving on up to the east side to … Continue reading Don’t Break the Bank When You Move
Article reposted with permission from Amandacees.com My very good friend and lifestyle blogging guru, Amanda Cee recently wrote an amazing article highlighting unique and inexpensive date nights around the 305 for each day of the week. Going on dates can be … Continue reading Date Nights In Miami
This post goes out to all my recently engaged couples out there who have begun to plan their wedding. First and foremost, congratulations! This is the beginning of an amazing journey! As someone who’s married and is a wedding planner … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Wedding Break The Bank
I live 36 miles from my job and if you’re thinking to yourself “holy cow that’s a lot”, well, it is. On average, it takes me an hour and 15 minutes each way; I absolutely hate my commute. It is … Continue reading Don’t Get Stuck In A Housing Jam
Normally, I hate cutting luxuries from my monthly budget, but when the going gets tough, the first thing that goes are my Starbucks trips, Ipsy subscription, and the one that breaks my heart the most, the gym. For some, the … Continue reading That Boujee Gym Membership Doesn’t Belong In My Budget
Recently, I was talking to my husband about my upcoming promotion and I asked for his advice on salary negotiations. I told him my predecessor made significantly more money than they were going to offer me and that I was … Continue reading Opinion: Be Bold, Negotiate Your Salary
Ah, the age-old questions that has been ruining relationships since the dawn of time, who picks up the tab when you go on a date? Now, before I continue with this riveting topic, I want to make clear that this … Continue reading Opinion: Your Date Doesn’t Always Have to Pick Up the Tab
Recently I had one of my really close friends ask me “so what exactly do you pay with a mortgage?” At first my friend thought that my insurance, taxes, and PMI were all separate and in addition to my mortgage, … Continue reading There are 4 Pieces to Your Mortgage Puzzle
Let’s be honest, impulse buying happens to all of us, you, me, your abuela (that’s grandmother for all my non-Spanish friends.). I know personally, there is nothing I enjoy more than going to the mall on a lazy Sunday to … Continue reading Do You Really Need Those New Shoes?
Much like the rest of the United States, I too have student loans and can I tell you, they suck! It wasn’t until I got into graduate school that I found myself neck deep in student loans. See, I always … Continue reading How I Consolidated My Student Loans Into One Low Monthly Payment
Who doesn’t love raw, natural honey, I mean they call it the nectar of the gods for a reason, or maybe that’s wine…In any event, we can all agree that honey is good for you and tasty. So incase you’re … Continue reading Nothing Is Sweeter Than Honey
So if you are anything like me, that little piece of paper they give you at the end of a transaction is either a napkin when you spill coffee in your car or the new lining in your purse. Either … Continue reading Receipts or Napkins, What’s The Difference?
Ah yes, Credit Karma, a product I have been using for a little over four years, and one I couldn’t live without. Credit Karma has become an integral part of my journey to financial freedom, in part because it has … Continue reading Get To Know Your Karma, Your Credit Karma That Is.