Friday Favorites

TGI freakin’ F!!! I’ve never done one of these posts before, but I really like reading them on other blogs..  Here I share my favorite things from this week.  This week has been a doozy, but there have been plenty of silver linings to this cloudy and…

Humble Pie

You know how I’m super preachy here on Basic Britt when it comes to finances?  I am very sorry about that….  I screwed up, and am working to recover.  Over on The Budget Girl, I’m guest posting about how I’m pulling myself out…

Dear 18-Year-Old US (A Note About Student Loans)

My friends are really cool.  When I approached Aaron and Mary about the possibility of doing a guest post on the topic of student loans, I knew it would be good, but I didn’t know it would be THIS good.   Very little is talked about with student loans…

Cleaning for the Busy Girl

I kind to hate to admit this, but for well over a year, I have been toying with the idea of getting a cleaning lady twice a month.  While it’s not super expensive, in the spirit of my prioritization rules (which you can read about HERE) , I decided…

Hop On Over!

Happy Wednesday! I’m guest posting today over at Stephanie Malcom’s Life In A Small Town, so hop on over!  I talk about affording what you want without putting yourself in to debt!  It’s all about priority, so be sure to check it out…

Guest Post: Free Groceries

This post is from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.  I get it..  What she’s suggesting is something a large portion of the human race will be completely uncomfortable with.  There’s a huge stigma attached.  But, after learning about this phenomenon, I have to admit that…

Good Friday

This won’t be much of a post today, other than to say that I’m spending the remembering the Ultimate Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.  I encourage you all to think and pray about what this means for you today. Wishing you all a blessed Good…

Budgeting 101: What I Wish I Knew When I was 22- Part 2

Welcome back to my series on “What I Wish I Knew When I was 22.”  The first installment can be found HERE.  These are some financial tips that I wish I took to heart as a much younger age.  I wish I could scream this advice from the…

How to Find your Tribe Part 1

This first list is how to find friends.  I’ll post again next week on maintaining friendships. I recently read an absolutely fascinating book called Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, which explores the question as to why people are happier living in a community that depends on one another…

Budgeting 101: What I Wish I Knew at 22- Part 1

Now that college seniors are looking ahead to the next big step when it comes the wonderful world of professional life, I thought I’d do a little list of all the things I wish I knew when I was wide-eyed and thought that my $30,000 salary…