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A Money Lesson All Kids Should Learn

By |January 30th, 2017|

Passing on good financial lessons to our kids is an important part of being a parent. We want the next generation to be equipped to make smart money decisions. Any kind of financial education is [...]

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Three Frugal Habits Anyone Can Adopt

By |January 16th, 2017|

Frugality is one of the most freeing habits that anyone can adopt. Cutting back on your expenses frees up money for you to pursue a dream, whether that be home ownership or early retirement. To be [...]

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Are Millennials Prepared for the Future

By |December 27th, 2016|

Hey everybody! Today on the blog I'm really excited to share a guest post from Trisha from the blog That Dang Vegan.  If you're a millennial that's questioning whether or not you're prepared for the [...]

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End of Year Money Checklist for Millennials

By |December 20th, 2016|

Millennials, it’s time to make an end of year money checklist. Before you pop open any champagne for New Year’s Eve, make sure that your money is ready for 2017. It’s important that Millennials get [...]

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Frugal Holiday Tips

By |December 13th, 2016|

Do the words ‘frugal’ and ‘holiday’ seem like opposites? It’s the time of year when there’s a holiday party every night of the week, cheer is in the air, and people give gifts in abundance. [...]

Budget Travel For the End of the Year

By |November 29th, 2016|

Today, I've got a great guest post by Kara from the blog From Frugal to Free. This one is perfect for anyone out there looking to get some last minute travel in before the end [...]

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Frugal Fall Fun: 7 Ideas for Dating on a Budget

By |November 15th, 2016|

We’re well into fall, and that means it’s time for all things cozy. The weather has finally cooled (well, at least a little here in Texas) and visions of snuggling under blankets and enjoying warm [...]

Will a High Income Help You Avoid Living Paycheck to Paycheck

By |September 13th, 2016|

Have you ever find yourself thinking, “if I only made $X more per year, my financial situation would be in much better shape”? Personally, that’s crossed my mind more times than I care to count [...]

What Do You Mean My Credit Card Was Declined?

By |August 30th, 2016|

Has money ever been so tight that you’ve found yourself standing in the checkout line doing the fuzzy-math of recent transactions in your head, playing the guessing game of whether “Approved” or “Declined” will appear [...]

Where to Go When Finances Have You Bunking with Your Parents

By |July 27th, 2016|

This post comes courtesy of the good folks over at Zillow.com. Moving out on your own is a rite of passage, a maturing experience and often an unattainable step for many young adults in today’s [...]

Lessons About Money I Learned from LeBron’s Hairline

By |June 7th, 2016|

A little-known fact about me is I’m a HUGE sports fan. Unfortunately, with all of the changes that have happened over the past few years (having my daughters, starting a business, canceling cable, etc.), I [...]

3 Tips to Teach Your Kids Positive Money Habits

By |June 2nd, 2016|

My oldest daughter is a pint-sized package of fun that keeps us on our toes at all times. At two, she’s already mastered the art of saying whatever is on her mind -- often at [...]

(The Re-introduction) Hello, it’s me

By |January 10th, 2016|

Forgive me for channeling my inner Adele...but I thought it was appropriate since it's been a while. A long while, actually. Like seventy-five days, three hours, and sixteen minutes since I've added a new post [...]

I think I’m going to be Sallie Mae for Halloween

By |October 27th, 2015|

By nightfall Saturday evening, neighborhoods all over the country will be filled with hundreds of little princesses and superheroes knocking on doors and getting their fill of the cavity-inducing-goodness known as trick or treating. Halloween [...]

Focus on a Frugalennial w/ Augusta Hinojosa

By |October 13th, 2015|

I have to say, I'm REALLY excited about today's Focus on a Frugalennial and my conversation with Augusta Hinojosa for a number of reasons. For starters, she is the first interviewee in this series that [...]

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Interview Series: Focus on a Frugalennial w/ Jason Butler from The Butler Journal

By |October 8th, 2015|

On today's Focus on a Frugalennial, I had the opportunity to interview Jason Butler with TheButlerJournal.com. Jason is currently working his way through over $72,000 worth of debt by creating multiple streams of income in addition [...]

Interview Series: Focus on a Frugalennial w/ LaTisha Styles from Young Finances

By |October 5th, 2015|

This week on Focus on a Frugalennial, I had the opportunity to interview LaTisha Styles with YoungFinances.com. LaTisha is an author, speaker and all-around millennial personal finance expert. She is literally EVERYWHERE sharing her knowledge and making [...]

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Dear Credit Card, We Should Probably See Other People

By |September 28th, 2015|

Dear Credit Card, Do you remember when we were first introduced during freshman orientation? I noticed you in the back of the room and even though you couldn't see me, I could feel that we had an [...]

Interview Series: Focus on a Frugalennial w/ Jen from the Frugal-Millennial

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Welcome to the first installment of the new Interview Series: Focus on a Frugalennial. Over the last few weeks I've been really looking for ways that I could provide the most actionable tips for other millennials who [...]

Emergency Fund vs Murphy’s Law

By |September 15th, 2015|

To tell you the truth, I hadn’t planned to write this post for a while – if ever. I thought that if I hadn’t done a good enough job of mentioning how important having an [...]

6 Ways To Boost Your Worth At Work

By |August 23rd, 2015|

  If you've ever embarked on the journey toward improving your finances and enjoyed any semblance of success along the way, you can probably attest that the process of facing your situation head-on and creating a plan, is [...]

5 Books That Your Future Self Will Thank You for Reading

By |August 13th, 2015|

As our long, leisurely summer days are coming to an end and most of our vacation has been exhausted, now’s the perfect time to kick things back into gear and finish the rest of the [...]

Embrace Your Inner Misfit

By |August 2nd, 2015|

If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve probably heard some version of the advice that says “if you’ll just fit in - you can get ahead.” It starts in early childhood where, in school, you’re conditioned [...]

Why Your Budget Doesn’t Work & How To Fix It

By |July 30th, 2015|

I’m a firm believer in transparency. The simple act of removing your façade and showing your true self to the world can mean the difference between people getting to know the real you or the [...]

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28 Ways To Put Money Back Into Your Pocket

By |July 21st, 2015|

If you’ve been following this site for a while, then you’re probably aware that I am a HUGE proponent of modifying your lifestyle in the short-term to accomplish your long-term financial goals. The blog is [...]

Read THIS Before Buying THAT

By |July 14th, 2015|

I can’t say for sure but based on an overarching theme that I’ve noticed on all of my social media accounts, we’re in full-blown wedding season. Maybe I’m just more aware of it this year, [...]

Don’t Go Broke Trying To Look The Part

By |July 9th, 2015|

We’ve all seen them. They drive the right cars. Wear the right clothes. Say all the right words. On the surface, they have all of the trappings that you would attribute to someone that has [...]

6 Things I Wish I Learned About Money When I Was Younger

By |June 28th, 2015|

I’ve spent the last few years making up for the financial mistakes that I made during the first twenty-something years of my life. Like many, I bought into the idea that money (and things) could [...]

Summer’s Here – Are You Ready To Flex Your Financial Muscles

By |June 19th, 2015|

A few weeks ago, the heat and humidity that we, as Houstonians, have grown accustom to relented and allowed my wife and I to comfortably take our young daughters to the park. Our little ones [...]

4 Money Myths That Are Sabotaging Your Financial Future

By |June 15th, 2015|

The older you get, the more you realize that all of the advice you received growing up wasn’t necessarily ‘good advice.’ Now, sure there were some great nuggets of wisdom thrown in there. Take for [...]

3 Reasons Food Is Busting Your Budget

By |June 11th, 2015|

  We LOVE our food. And by 'We', I mean ALL of us. Just look at our Instagram pages. For every one picture of our '#MCM'/'#WCW' (or, if you're single 'le selfie' <--kidding), there are [...]

Millennial Money Mistakes: The Time I Went To Get An Oil Change And Left With A New Car

By |June 3rd, 2015|

The day started out as every day before it had. I woke up with just enough time to brush my teeth, throw on a shirt/tie (and pants, of course) to rush out and begin my [...]

4 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Ah, spring is FINALLY upon us! The daylight last longer…the plants are blooming AND if we’re honest enough to admit it, the effects of holiday (over)spending is beginning to take its toll. BUT THERE’S HOPE!! [...]