Tag: saving money

Money Saving / Posts - 9 months ago

It’s What You See

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Your perception is everything. Maybe you, like me, don’t live in the nicest house in the nicest neighborhood. But when I look at my home,...

Money Saving / Posts - 10 months ago

Mandi’s Spending Fast Update: Traveling Back Home

The first month of my Spending Fast involved a few unexpected spending speed bumps. The second month of my Spending Fast involves going on vacation. You can see the trend that is evolving here…  The first three weeks of July, I was at home in...

Money Saving / Posts - 10 months ago

Best Lessons

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” -Dale Turner Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes. Wear them as a badge of honor. Be up front abou...

Money Saving / Posts - 10 months ago

Tackling Debt with a Spending Fast

Six years ago, I shared here about my journey out of $35,000 in credit card debt. That journey did, and still does, feel momentous, but the thing about a journey is that there’s always another place to go.   In 2011, I was okay with student loan deb...

Money Saving / Posts - 10 months ago

Adjust the Action Steps

“When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” -Confucius Sometimes not meeting a goal isn’t your fault. Sometimes things happen that you could have never predicted. A...