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Use your tax refund to pay off debt in 2020.

I used to use my tax refund as regular income, paying bills, buying food, ordering personal items on my wish list. Every year I look back and think how many “windfalls” I’ve squandered and how I could’ve been much better…

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How to #upgrade your life.

I’ve been saying to myself for the past 3 years that I wanted a new wardrobe. A new style of dress. 24, still wearing fast fashion from high school, that’s not inspiring. I’d also complain about my environment and…

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Why I wish I never went to college.

What marked adulthood for me was struggling to pay these bills. It’s hard for me to make this (title) statement with surety because I’ve developed very much on this journey. In a positive way. But you have to choose…

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How to Not Be #Broke This Winter

There’s a lot going on this season. I’ll let you in on it all, post by post in 2020. In the meantime, here’s what I’m doing to save money this Winter 2019. Not going out to eat. Now is the…

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The gap. (That no one talks about)

Frustration kills me every time someone learns I’m “taking time off” from college to pay back money I owe. The reply is always “you didn’t get financial aid”? Or “why don’t you apply for financial aid”?  YES. I have…

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How to make a budget for college

If you’ve read my post “the mindset you need to have for college (when you’re broke af)” , this is part 2. I’m going to explain the main points in more detail. First, go ahead and read that post…

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