My Philosophy on Christmas & Gift-Giving

Christmas is near, and although I’ve shared my thoughts on the holiday and gift-giving on other sites, I haven’t really shared them here. I wouldn’t consider myself a grinch, but I don’t enjoy Christmas for what it’s become. People are obsessed with buying the best presents and tend to forget why they’re giving them in the first place. It’s sad that consumerism has taken most of the meaning away from holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was over it the second I heard a radio…

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The Benefits of Creating a Money Management System

I don’t like budgeting, as evidenced by the facts listed out in this post. I spend my money based on my values, and I save the rest. This technically works because saving money is second nature to me. I question all of my purchases automatically. It might sound crazy, but hey, that’s just how I function. Because of that, I have a somewhat loose hold on my money management system…actually, I don’t really have a system. And that can be problematic for a variety of reasons….

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The Pros & Cons of Owning a House (From a Renter’s Perspective)

Owning a house as a primary residence has never, ever been part of my plans. I’ve been perfectly fine with the idea of renting ever since I moved out of my parent’s house. However, my boyfriend owns a house (he purchased it before we were dating), and I moved in with him after I left Texas since it made the most sense all-around. A number of months have passed, so I figured now would be a good time to sum up the pros and cons…

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