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Barnabas B.

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The Giving Budget
General Finance
Millennial Advice, budgeting, making money, saving money, side hustles, investing
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Warsaw, Indiana, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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I love writing for my blog at a local coffee shop we have! I have made friends with some of the regulars, and I can attest to the general question many bloggers get asked: do you really make money from doing that? When I tell them what I blog about and that you can make a small amount of money doing it, I am usually asked if I have some secret way ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 5:50 AM
When I left college and got married, my wife and I were both making pretty decent money. Since we were so lucky to be blessed with some amazing friends who allowed us to pay a killer rent price (man I would long for those payments again) and since my wife made it through college with only $8k in debt, we often did not pack our lunches. Instead we just ate out at lunch, and ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 8:32 AM
Today’s post comes from a reader of mine who is a financial advisor by trade but had to declare bankruptcy soon after he got married because of careless decisions he made. Andy now lives a debt-free life with his wife and children! His story is inspiring but even more so inspiring is that unlike most couples they fought through those dark times together as a couple! They addressed the hard ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 9:09 AM
What’s the hot topic today? Early retirement. There are literally hundreds of blogs that are documenting how others chase this dream! No one wants to answer to a boss anymore. Instead, many are eager to relax and enjoy the time spent in life! As I go through my own financial journey and study how others go through theirs, I think we all are longing for something that makes us happy. While none of this is ...
Posted: Jun 09 2017 @ 7:08 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my DISCLOSURE for more info. Welcome to May’s side income report where I show you just how much I made from various side hustles. These are income earnings I have made that are not from my primary day job.  In 2017 I plan to work my hardest in order to earn various forms of income from side hustles. This way I can finish paying off the debt that I have and be ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 11:19 AM
Yesterday was my son’s birthday which means we are half way through the year! Can you believe it?! Let’s stop and think for a second. Have you accomplished the budgeting goals you and your significant other set out to do in January? The fact is that 80% of new year resolutions fail by February! That’s crazy!!! And here we are in June. How has it been going? Take a few moments to reflect ...
Posted: Jun 02 2017 @ 6:45 AM
Around this time of year, I am often get asked “how can I earn extra money this summer.” Whether you are a young parent trying to make ends meet, determined to pay off your student loans, or committed to becoming debt-free, earning extra money this summer may look like starting a side hustle. This is why I put together a little list of summer side hustles that are best done during ...
Posted: May 31 2017 @ 6:45 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my DISCLOSURE for more info. Marriage and Giving When my wife and I got married, we often talked about what we wanted to accomplish together. One thing that was extremely important to both of us was helping others. However, while we both knew we wanted to help people, we had two completely different approaches to this subject. Honestly, that has caused some turmoil and a struggle between ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 6:45 AM
The side hustle has been around forever; however, millennials have really begun to master the art of the side hustle and turned it into a sustaining lifestyle. Even though I cannot guarantee you that the next side hustle you start is going to be some life-changing experience, it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot and see. You never know, it might end up like my car detailing side hustle or eventually, hopefully, this ...
Posted: May 26 2017 @ 9:25 AM
If you have been following my newsletter at all you know that I am leaving to go on a missions trip with my wife here in June to Cambodia and Thailand. This experience has really opened my eyes to traveling and how to do it on a budget! So today’s guest post has come from Joe on how to travel on a budget! Going overseas on this missions trip costs ...
Posted: May 24 2017 @ 6:54 AM


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