My Budget

You can talk about saving money all day, but if you don't track your spending, you'll never know how you're really doing. To keep track of my money, I use a Google Sheet (which syncs between my phone and computers), and record my expenses by the month and category. I could use an app like YNAB … Continue reading My Budget

Three Personal Finance Lessons from Your Payroll Specialist

I've worked in payroll or HR for the past four years and during that time I've seen a lot poor financial decisions. Although I'm not supposed to give personal finance advice to employees, I have no such restrictions for you, lucky blog-reader. Below are some of the most common personal finance mistakes I see employees … Continue reading Three Personal Finance Lessons from Your Payroll Specialist

Six Weight Loss Tips that Also Work for Personal Finance

There are two important numbers I keep track of in my life—my calories in MyFitnessPal and my expenditures in my budget spreadsheet. I know, I know, it's a little neurotic, but I've found that doing so allows me to see patterns and figure out my weaknesses. By reviewing my "data," I've made several insights, and … Continue reading Six Weight Loss Tips that Also Work for Personal Finance

New Apartment? How to Outfit Your Bathroom for $14 (Photo List)

It's hard moving out for the first time—there are so many household items you've taken for granted living with your parents, and it can be overwhelming to stock an entire household by yourself. Although it may be fun to decorate the living room or pick out dinnerware, there's one area that nobody wants to spend … Continue reading New Apartment? How to Outfit Your Bathroom for $14 (Photo List)