Credit, Debt, loans, Saving

Never Have I Ever

People always say it seems like they will always have a car payment.  A car payment is not always a necessary evil – in fact, it is very possible to not have a car payment – like ever again. My husband and I have gotten auto loans for every car we’ve ever purchased.  We’ve always… Read More Never Have I Ever

Budget, Credit, Debt, loans

Auto financing 101

Did you know the average car payment is about $500 month? That the average car loan is for $30,000? And the average loan term is over 5 years? Those statistics can easily be found online but those figures are pretty disconcerting. There are many (MANY) articles (not even kidding – Google it) that suggest that… Read More Auto financing 101

Mindset

Financial Clutter

Winter, I think, may finally be gone. I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is to see green on the trees, grass on the ground and flowers starting to sprout.  I am taking the opportunity to thoroughly clean my house and am going to give the ceilings and bedrooms a fresh coat… Read More Financial Clutter

Debt, Emergency Fund, Saving

Life Happens

This past week has not gone as planned.  It started off well enough and it’s actually ended quite well but the in between and getting to where I am right now (sitting on the couch listening to a podcast and typing this blog post) was complicated, tiring and full of sadness and uncertainty. The original… Read More Life Happens

Uncategorized

It has been 2 years

This week is Spring Break so I won’t be going live over in the Credit Savvy Diva Facebook group or creating graphics or writing content for the Credit Savvy Diva newsletter.  It’s been 1 full year since I dedicated myself to the brand and here and I am taking an entire week off and praying… Read More It has been 2 years

Budget, Giving, Gratitude

A Beautiful Thought

Ralph Marston wrote, “Every time you interact with someone else, you have the opportunity to give that person some kind of value. Whether it is a thing, or a thought, a gesture or a kind word, the most powerful gifts are those that come straight from the heart.” Isn’t that a beautiful thought?  And it’s… Read More A Beautiful Thought

Mindset

Consulting Calls

For the past year I have been giving away a lot of my knowledge (not everything – a girl must have some secrets, right?) for free.  I have started a free Facebook group for women who want to be educated in regards to handling their money responsibly and have a safe community to share their… Read More Consulting Calls

Giving, Gratitude

Gratitude and Giving

Did you know that gratitude and giving actually improve your health?  Really.  There have been studies done and they all show that people are much more likely to sleep better, have stronger marriages, are kinder and are in general more positive people. Gratitude and giving go hand in hand.  Giving makes you less selfish and… Read More Gratitude and Giving