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Author Archives: Kaylie
Reader Question: Should You and Your Partner Join Your Finances?
When we talk about merging finances, it can seem like it’s an all-or-nothing type of question. In reality, the decision to merge finances with a partner (or not) can be as nuanced as you want.
Reader Question: How Do You Start Talking Finances with a Partner?
Having money conversations that take your individual pasts into context while focusing on your joint future can be incredibly rewarding and sustaining. It just takes a little planning and practice!
Back on the Budget
It’s been a while and a lot has changed. Both, you know, in the world and personally. I took a break from writing these past two months for two reasons.
72 Things You Can Do While Self-Quarantining (That Aren’t Shopping Online to Try to Stave Off Existential Dread)
Odds are, that thing your ordering online isn’t going to actually give you more control. Here’s a list of 72 things you can do instead of online shopping.
9 Simple Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill That Don’t Involve Clipping Coupons
With grocery store shelves being emptied daily as people prepare for possible quarantining with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I thought it might be a good time to share my favorite tips for saving money on my weekly grocery shop.
February 2020 Meal Plan — Month in Review
Find out what I ate this past month and how it impacted my budget. Get some ideas for your own meal plan!
February 2020 Review: Spending & Savings Report
It’s that time of the month! Time for a review of my past months earnings and spending. When I invite you all to explore the nitty gritty of my finances down to the penny.
A Beginner’s Guide to Investing (and Busting the Myths That Are Stopping You)
For many people the thought of investing can seem overwhelming. However, a successful investment strategy boils down to two very simple rules.
How Paying Attention Can Pay Off
Half of the battle when it comes to saving money is often as simple as paying attention.