A post about wanting to see the world, but also wanting to be financially responsible.

I Want to Go Somewhere, and Do Something

I wrote this post on Monday night, and after I finished I debated on whether I would post it or not, fearing people would think I'm being a Debbie Downer or Miss. Negative (you might have noticed that the fear of being perceived as negative is a trend). I'm feeling a bit more positive today, but not quite out of the rough patch just yet. The reason I decided to post this is because I don't want people to see me as just one-sided. Someone who has it all figured out. Someone who is always positive … Read More...

Fribs: Frugal Crib

BATB TV Episode Six: Fribs

By now most of my readers know I live in Los Angeles, in an area called the South Bay. Although the South Bay is known for its laid back lifestyle, surfing, and beach volleyball, it's also an expensive part of LA since the location is very desirable. I live in the more family friendly, quieter, and midwest-looking city of El Segundo. Despite it being less fancy than it's neighboring cities Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, where I live still comes with a pretty hefty price tag when it comes … Read More...

Talking about some new healthy habits I'm making for 2015

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life

On Monday I talked a little about being sleep deprived from tossing and turning, and feeling a little social media burnout. Never one to just complain talk about life's little challenges, I'm trying to do something about it. Part of my issue is not setting enough boundaries for myself, especially when it comes to social media. I hate to say it, but I'm probably one of the millions of people in the world who has become addicted. What do I mean by that? Well for starters the second I wake up, I … Read More...

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Navigating the New World Of Health Insurance Coverage

Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that the U.S. is several years into implementing the Affordable Health Care Act. In the event that you aren’t sure what it is, here is a gentle refresher: The Affordable Health Care Act is a law that in the simplest of terms requires American citizens to be covered by health insurance. Because this law is still so new, I thought it would be a great idea to break down what it's all about, and how to navigate it a little more easily so that you can … Read More...

Ready for tax season? Get some tips on how to survive this time of year!

Tax Season Survival Tips & Giveaway!

I'm about several weeks out from that time of year where I do my impression of a bear, and hibernate for a month in my apartment while I get my tax information organized. Oh, you laugh at that idea, but it truly is a month of hardcore hunting, gathering, organizing, and highlighting, and a whole lot of kicking myself for not doing a better job the rest of the year so that it all didn't come down to one month of work. The good news is my skin cancer risk decreases by 100% in February, since I … Read More...

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Stay Connected in 2015 with the Best Financial Sources

*The following post is sponsored by one of my partners. In this era of Internet, people constantly keep themselves updated with the necessary information. Thanks to the internet, a wide range of financial information is available at some of the top websites, which further simplifies the task for users of the relevant information. The Need Financial information is vital for planning and decision making in the long run. They provide detailed figures, charts, and forecasting tools, which … Read More...

How to Know When It's Time For a New Career

How to Know When It’s Time For a New Career

Changing careers is one of the scariest thing a person can do, especially later in life. In our 20's we are typically feeling things out and maybe doing a lot of grunt work, or taking jobs that are outside the field which we studied in school. In our 30's, we start perfecting our skills and increasing our marketability (and possibly buying our first home and raising a family). Through our 40's, we may be trying to establish ourselves as experts in our field, still raising kids, or maybe getting … Read More...