Be Like Sam

Last week, I was working one of my last days at my part-time job.  There was one co-worker there, we’ll call him Sam, who I’d seen a couple of times but never really worked with closely.  Sam and I found ourselves in a conversation that day that I won’t soon forget.  He knew that I […]

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

Dear High School Senior, I know it doesn’t seem like it right now, but you’re almost done.  You’ve got two more short months left in 2017, and about five more to go once the calendar turns.  Then you’re free!  No more high school drama (except it’ll always be there), no more people telling you what […]

Downshift

This month is shaping up to be the biggest month of our marriage so far.  For 17 of the 24 months we’ve been married, I’ve been working two jobs.  Not out of some greedy desire to buy a mansion or attempt at becoming a workaholic, but out of necessity.  When we got married, we quickly […]

We Saved Over $13,000 by Refinancing Our Student Loans!

As I mentioned in my last update post, Rachel and I refinanced our student loans last month.  It seemed like a lot of work at first, but the draw of cutting the interest rate proved too irresistible, so we took the leap.  How’d we make out?  Let’s take a look! Refinancing: What Even Is It? […]

Every Life Is Precious

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. As Americans, we often pride ourselves on self-sufficiency.  We idolize those who we see as having “made it.” […]

Back That Thang Up!

We put everything on our computers and phones.  Pictures, movies, music, text messages, bank statements, tax returns, recipes, dank memes, our digital life is all over the place.  So what happens if you take your phone for a swim and get an unexpected lesson in the difference between waterproof and water resistant?  Or what if your […]

Grow Where You’re Planted

I hate cheesy platitudes.  Like, I really despise them.  If it’s in the college dorm decoration section at Target or a trending hashtag, you can pretty much bet that it will never leave my lips under any circumstances other than mockery and mourning for tomorrow’s generation.  But for some reason, “grow where you’re planted” gets a […]

Christmas: It’s in December This Year

Did you know that Christmas is in fact coming this year?  Yeah, I think it’s going to be around the 25th.  I just wanted to let you all know so that you don’t get surprised by it, like we tend to do every. single. year.  So now that we’ve remembered it’s coming, how do we […]