My Simple Guide To Budgeting For One, Part 2

In Part 1 of My Simple Guide To Budgeting For One, I shared a little bit about my personal finance journey, including how I set goals and how I choose the best resources to manage my money. One of the biggest takeaways:┬áSet reasonable, tangible, exciting, specific, and intentional goals. Tracking In 2014, my budget was... Continue Reading →

My Simple Guide To Budgeting For One, Part 1

Over the summer of 2014, I stopped living paycheck to paycheck. It sounds like I won the lottery or something. Rather, I won the job lottery. Well, I worked hard through college and graduate school, applied for a well-paying summer job, and got it. I didn't have any previous connections to the organization that hired... Continue Reading →

Hi, My Name Is Jane & I Used To Eat Takeout

What started as a fun experiment has turned into an unexpected lifestyle change. And before your bullshit radar goes off, let me just say that I have never experienced this much success with a personal challenge, budget-related or otherwise. For some reason this one just worked! I stopped eating takeout and delivery food on January... Continue Reading →

Free Food For A Week!

During the work week, I typically eat healthy breakfasts and lunches. Most of my dinners are leftovers from whatever I've prepared for lunches. Usually that includes crock pot chili made of whatever canned/fresh ingredients I can find. I also make different cold salads, soup (miso is my go-to), and rice dishes. I used to do... Continue Reading →

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