The Loudest Silence: How to Pinpoint Where You're Settling in Order to Improve Your Life

I hate feeling like a habit or lifestyle has crept up on me without my consent. I’m doing my best to find that quiet space where I can consciously curate a life that I’m proud of — that I love. And I want to help you work through that exercise for yourself. Check it out!

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Maine-iacs Part Two: A Pocket Guide to Bar Harbor, Maine

Ever want to climb an old iron rung on the side of the mountain? Yeah, me either. But I did, and I loved it. Discover all of our fave spots and future skips in the one, the only, Bar Harbor, Maine!

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Maine-iacs Part One: Portland, Maine

Have you ever been surprised at how much you love a new city? For me, that’s Portland. As the first stop on our big Maine-iac vacation, Portland set the scene for a wonderful week full of water views, food, brews, and sailboats so cute that they look like they were painted on the horizon. Check out how we spent our day in Portland, Maine, and where you shouldn’t miss if you visit!

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Intro to Investing, Part II: Bulls, Bears & Recessions (And How You Can Prepare)

Money terms can be confusing. Heck, overwhelming. And when you’re always seeing headlines about how “market downturns are looming,” ya kiiiiiinnda wanna know what that means for you. Get a top-level overview of bull markets, bear markets and recessions — as well as what you can do to prepare.

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How Did People Invest Before the Internet?

Pre-internet, there was a whole lot of room for required broker fees, mistakes and undetected bad choices. With the internet came a whole wide web of information, a higher level transparency, a greater sense of control on the consumer end, and YouTube videos of baby elephants falling over. Learn the logistics of how people used to invest — and why millennials are still more gun-shy, despite all the resources we have now.

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Intro to Investing: Get a Working Definition of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Index Funds & Other Confusing Terms That You Kinda Pretend To Know But Actually Don’t

Just in case investing isn’t confusing enough, people like to throw around acronyms and nicknames like S&P, bull, bear, NASDAQ, WTF, DOW, IDK. It’s like they have a secret club, with all these secret passwords, and they won’t let you in the treehouse because you don’t know them.

I’m breaking down investing basics — check it out!

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How to Thrive as a Family with Nearly $1 Million in Debt

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that student loans are the wooooorrrrssstttttttt” - Jane Austen

Learn how this family is thriving while paying off ALMOST $1 MILLION in debt. It’s a special guest post that (spoiler alert) talks about a tooth vending machine. Check it out!

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Handle from Hades: Here's How Much We Spent On Unexpected Car Maintenance

Oh, you’ve never crawled over a console of coffee mugs, pens and Taylor Swift CDs in order to exit your own vehicle via the passenger door? Never done that in front of an audience? MUST BE NICE. Read about my latest car conundrum, and how we dealt with this unexpected maintenance cost.

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Is Frugality A Realistic Long-Term Plan For Saving Money?

A can opener almost made me lose my mind. And that’s when I decided to take a long look at my finance goals overall and question whether or not my money plans were in perspective. The two are related, I promise. Here’s how I think you should keep your big-picture money goal at the forefront.

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Of Course That Happened, You Clumsy, Cursed Child - Vol. I: The Proof is in the Pudding Pants

I frequently attract a certain sort of mishaps and misunderstandings. They are usually avoidable, always awkward and often take place in a public parking lot or professional meeting. In today’s issue, we delve into the always-relatable topic of smearing pudding in your workout pants. Because of course that happened.

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7 Alternatives to Punching Your Stupid Coworker in the Face

Yes, I know Linda from accounting is about to drive you up a wall, but hear me out: If you strangle Linda, you won’t get your paycheck. Because she’s the one that processes payroll!!! Instead, read these 7 tips on what to do when you are about to snap and lose your cool at work.

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