How I Was Able to Reach a Better Place Mentally Through My Finances

LiveFrugaLee Better Place Mentally

Today, I’m pleased to share with you a guest post from Josh Wilson, a Millennial working to become his generation’s personal finance thought leader. Check out his blog at familyfaithfinance.com. One of the many things that I have done in the past is worry about debt (I’m not alone!). In fact, I used to worry … Read more

Millennials, Here Are 7 Ways to Crush Your Student Loans

LiveFrugaLee 7 Ways To Crush Student Loans

Lately, I’ve been talking to millennials in their early to mid-20s that have been asking for tips on paying off student loans. I’ll share my experience with student loans. Then, I’ll provide my best tips for paying them off as fast as possible. I am no stranger to student loans. In college, I signed the … Read more

3 Reasons to Refinance Your Student Loans

3 Reasons to Refinance Your Student Loans

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read this disclosure for more info. I recently refinanced one of my student loans. I think it was a smart move because I’m no longer paying close to 7% interest on that loan. However, the decision really wasn’t that simple. There are several things to consider before refinancing a loan. … Read more

December 2016 Goal Progress: Update #10 and 2016 Totals

December 2016 Goal Progress: Update #10 and 2016 Totals

It’s been 10 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage by 2020 and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 20252020. This is the 10th update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, see here. Mortgage progress: As 2016 comes to an … Read more

July 2016 Goal Progress: Update #5 + I Broke My Ankle

It’s been 5 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage by 2020 and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2025. This is the 5th update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, see here. Mortgage progress: This month, we paid a … Read more

Where I Agree and Disagree With Dave Ramsey and My Debt Story

I graduated from college in 2007 with just under $27,000 in student loans. Before I even got my diploma, I added another $12,000 in debt for a brand new car (2007 Hyundai Sonata, manual). I didn’t know much about personal finance back then. I just thought debt was a part of life. My first and second jobs out … Read more