Need new furniture? Check out the dumpster first

Or the recycling bins in your area. Other advice is to check out the nearby thrift or discount stores but nothing really beats free. A lot of great pieces get thrown out instead of sold or donated. This is especially true in college towns. Several stories of great items being thrown out are found in Read More

Investing during Baby Step 2?

*contains affiliate links* What is Baby Step 2? It is the second step to financial freedom, as written by Dave Ramsey. In this step, you prioritize debt payoff and cut your spending, investing, etc…to nearly 0. However, there are some nuances to it that he does not adhere to, particularly that it does not work Read More

The simplest budget ever

I know there are a lot of budgeting apps, books, methods available on the market but I am here to tell you that you do not really need those. You can do it by dividing your paycheck into percentages. It is like following a budget but in reality, it is more freeing than some budgets. Read More

We didn’t stoke the flame, but we started the FIRE

As I have written before FIRE is ‘financial independence, retire early.’ However, why do people pursue this? What are the reasons? Dave Ramsey always says ‘Live like no one else, so you can live like NO ONE else.’ While he is best known for his advice on becoming debt-free, his methods and mentality are also Read More

How to Harness the Power of Compounding Interest

Some of you will know what DR stands for, for those who do not know it is Dave Ramsey. Now, I know posting this is a bit crazy… since I know there are many die-hard fans out there. I do not dislike his baby steps but they do not work for me. As I mention Read More

Debt Free Journey – Minimalism

The debt free journey can play a little into becoming minimalist. The main idea about being minimalist is not to have empty rooms or an empty house but to fill it with only the things you need or make you happy. If clutter and having too many items makes you feel stressed then the move Read More

Creating a budget is a stop on the way to financial freedom

Creating a budget has helped me to enjoy living in Stockholm. Having a budget tells you where your money is going, making it is less stressful. So you do not have to be screaming trying to figure out how to pay your rent because you spent too much money on avocado toast. So, I had Read More

What are the baby steps and should you do them?

Disclaimer: This post is a general overview of the baby steps and my opinions. It is not meant to replace Dave Ramsey’s books about the baby steps or financial peace university. I am not affiliated with Dave Ramsey or his companies. Some of you have heard of Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, which are a great Read More

The importance of financial literacy – 5 reasons

April is ‘Financial Literacy’ month. This is to spread awareness of the importance of this issue. It is the possession of a set of skills and knowledge that will allow an individual to make effective decisions on their fiances. Some of you might be thinking – ‘Well, why is it important?’ You are right, why Read More