tell them about the problem without telling them about the problem If you’re attempting to cut down on your spending, chances are the first place you’ll go is by limiting your non-essential spending. Less takeout, more home-cooked meals. Fewer Starbucks, more brewed coffee. But if you find that you’re still having trouble making ends meet […]
We are all working towards giving off the appearance that we are adults Are you breaking even on your budget? Are you still eating ramen after college even though you thought you’d be eating steak and lobster? Are you renting a modest 2-bedroom apartment with your best friend? That’s okay. You’re doing okay. As a full-blown […]
Road trips make for the best hours of education You know that moment — when you turn the key and start the ignition, you put your vehicle in reverse and start to roll back? The first moments of a road trip always get me excited. Mostly because I know that all of the thrilling (but […]
finding unique ideas for lunches is almost too easy Dear repeat offender who overuses the “I didn’t have time to make my lunch last night” excuse that everyone around you is sick of hearing — especially your wallet, Before we get rolling on this rant ridden blog post that I call stop-wasting-your-money-in-foolish-ways, let me preface […]
I’d rather focus on how much I spend on rent, insurance, and cable Because fixed costs aren’t going anywhere, but that latte is going right towards my happiness. Budgeting has once been my worst enemy, my best friend, and my math tutor that hates how distracted I get during our sessions all at once. It’s […]
If I don’t treat money like some kind of competition, game, or challenge, I start to lose interest I have a lot of savings goals. In fact, almost too many. Although, you can never have “too many” goals. I have an account for travel, home ownership, business plans, and of course – retirement. And each payday, […]
Find daily expenses to cut out, adjust certain areas, and always save money for emergencies. Now that we’re about a week into the New Year, the Christmas and holiday bills are starting to appear in the mail, on our credit card statements, and in our minds. Not only are these debts starting to affect your […]
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Alyssa is a freelance writer and enjoys writing about personal finance, homeownership, and more. When she’s not writing, you can find her enjoying some downtime with her kids, playing soccer or daydreaming about home decor.
Oh no, you missed the live webinar! But, good news: Mixed Up Money is pleased to share a resource for anyone planning for a future child or family.
Mixed Up Money is pleased to share a free resource for anyone looking to cut back on non-essential spending. My most-requested product is these monthly calendars to share on your Instagram story, use as a phone background, or print off to track your spending habits.