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Category: Budgeting and Money Saving

Five Lies About Paying off Debt

Alright, blog babes, it’s time to get real here.  I, Britt, am in debt.  OK, it’s nothing major, and it’s completely self-inflicted, but I am (in a tiny way) in debt.  The hot water tank in my condo recently died, so I had…

10 Things That Really Aren’t That Annoying (that save space and money)

In the age of technology, many apps and websites have emerged to make our lives easier.  However, I beg the question..  Was it really that annoying to begin with? Companies will try to sell you stuff that you absolutely, positively do NOT need, and I find that to be more…

Living The Beautiful Life (On a Budget)

Living the beautiful life on a budget sounds a bit like an oxymoron, right?  When I think of “the beautiful life,” I think of luxurious vacations, gorgeous homes, and designer clothing labels.  Truth is, however, living a beautiful life doesn’t necessarily have to cost thousands of…

One Chicken Finger. Three Healthy(ish) Ways

HAPPY NEW WEEK!!!  There are only four weeks left until summer break, so every Monday is one step closer to that!  I’m one happy girl. I was just talking this weekend with some friends about how no one should ever really grow out of chicken fingers.  They&#8217…

Side Hustles That Earn $200+/Week

I’m going to just start off with a disclaimer: These are NOT “get rich quick” solutions.  Making money takes work.  Why in tarnation we’ve come away from this idea is beyond me.  Are there plenty of people out there who earn thousands in passive…

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…

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…

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…

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…