Budget December 2018

Oh…the holiday month

For the longest time I have been using budgeting spreadsheets or templates, but I’m either too lazy or forget to fill them out. Budgeting apps made it easy to track my spending automatically. After few months of failed budgets, aka not being real with myself about how I use my money, a budget template was made. Continue reading “Budget December 2018”

My Money Story – Debt Pay-off Plan

To pay, or to pay extra: that is the question…

Early this month I had a different plan of how to reduce my debt. Research after research I was overwhelmed with ideas and how to’s. Pay that mortgage early or pay it slow! Buy a car with cash, avoid the loan! Interest rates are low, take a loan and build credit… you get the idea. I do want to get rid of debt, but I also don’t want to drive myself up the wall and eat dry ramen noodles all day. I prioritized and this is my game plan.

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Transfer Card Miracle

Lessons learned paying off credit card debt

Last year my credit card with CapitalOne was carrying a balance of $3,123 with variable APR(interest) of 23.99%. I was hardly catching up with interest rate paying $80-100 when its due, $65 of which was going toward monthly interest. My debt wasn’t going anywhere
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Pretending to be rich

Spending trap for a young professional

First nice paycheck got me fired up and feeling on top of the world. Spending money on things I couldn’t afford before like clothes, gadgets, parties, fancy dinners, house. Pretending to be rich as a 21 year old with job that for once payed more then minimum wage. Continue reading “Pretending to be rich”