The Dreaded “B” Word

That’s right, the Budget. That’s probably not the word you were thinking of, but the word “Budget” can still be considered a swear word to some people. I was one of those people until I realized that a budget has been one of the best […]

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The Not-So-Skinny Chick

My quarter-life crisis has changed almost every aspect of my life. Primarily, my finances, but also my health and fitness.  Five days before I turned 26, I had surgery to remove my adenoids and reduce my nasal turbinates (don’t ask, I’m still not quite sure […]

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I’m Gazelle Intense

On July 1, I put my last $200 into my savings account to fulfill my $1,000 Emergency Fund. Dave Ramsey was right, I could do this in less than a month. Now, it’s on to Baby Step 2: Pay off all debt (excluding the mortgage) […]

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This Isn’t A Disney Movie

You know those articles everyone posts on Facebook with catchy titles like: “When You Know You’ve Met The One”, “How to Date an Alpha Female” or “Dating as a Millennial”…? This isn’t one of those articles. Is it too honest to admit that I have no […]

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I Have Two New BFFs…

…Their names are Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze. For those of you that don’t know, Dave Ramsey is the mastermind behind Financial Peace University (FPU) and the Seven Baby Steps to living a debt-free life. Rachel Cruze is his daughter, and I’ve been devouring any […]

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The Comparison Game

The Comparison Game is my favorite game to play when I want to feel like day old broccoli, spoiled milk, or moldy cheese. It’s the game I play when I want to feel like my life just isn’t measuring up to the other lives around me. […]

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Welcome to My Quarter-Life Crisis

Oh, hey there. Welcome to the panic attack that is 26. My name is Cayla, and I’m a 26 year old Millennial, smack dab in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. That sounds dramatic. Let me clarify. I turned 26 on May 20th. One day […]

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