What I’ve Learned from Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d do a little post on practical tips my mom has given me over the years.  Some of these are silly, but they are all very meaningful. You can’t treat your friends like you do…

How to be a Non-Hated Millennial

I’ll just start off my saying that I am a millennial.  I have been known to take photos of pretty food and post them Instagram, and, well, I have a blog…  Some things cannot be escaped.  It’s a generational thing, and I’m OK…

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…

Finding Your Tribe- Part 2

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Friends.  We all need them.  We love them.  Sometimes they drive us crazy.  But, for better or worse, they are an essential part of our lives, not only when we’re young, but even more so as adults.  In the last post in this series, I spoke…

Restaurant Tipping Etiquette: It’s Not What You Think

People often have very stringent rules about how they tip in restaurants, and I am one of them.  Growing up in the restaurant business, I know that servers depend on tips.  It’s not just supplemental income, it IS their income.  However, like any job, one has to earn…

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…

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…