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Big Goals are Never Too Big

My husband and I have started planning to grow our family, and the biggest ticket item I’m worried about is our children’s college educations. In 2020, it costs ~$13,000 per year – just in tuition – to attend my alma mater UCLA. So that’s $52,000 per child for a four-year period in 2020 dollars, whichContinue reading “Big Goals are Never Too Big”

The 50/30/20 Budgeting Rule

I. Love. Budgeting. When I discovered its power during my post-college/student loan repayment phase (What can I say?? I’m a late budget bloomer!), I became obsessed. On my non-profit salary, I didn’t have a lot of room to play with the $700 student debt bill I had each month. Plus, I graduated college in 2010Continue reading “The 50/30/20 Budgeting Rule”

Student Loan Debt Soap Box

I’m no longer ashamed to admit this, but I’m 32 and I’m still paying off my student loan debt. That’s because I borrowed way too much money. It is insane to me that lenders allow teenagers to borrow money without ensuring adequate financial education in our schools first. I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist, butContinue reading “Student Loan Debt Soap Box”

The Ice Cream Truck

I’m in my 30s now, and while I’m not that old yet, I feel like I’ve been had the financial journey so far. I won’t be able to share it all one post, so you’ll just have to come back and hear it in pieces. To start, I’ll share my first experience with money: payingContinue reading “The Ice Cream Truck”


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