For years my goal has been to be debt free. My husband and I have even made there on three different occasions. But, debt-free living is a challenge in this consumer-driven society and it is hard to say no to yourself or someone you love. Continue reading
A version of this article was first published on Military Spouse Advocacy Network. I am honored to be working with them.
Google the word “budget” and you will get page after page results. Every finance blogger/author/guru has an opinion on the best way. I say the best way to budget is the one you will stick with doing.
In its plain vanilla form, a budget is a spending plan for your money. It is how, when, and where you tell your money what to do. In the beginning, a budget can be painful. It hurts sometimes to see those numbers flow in and out. But you cannot begin to master what you do not measure. Continue reading