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Best Life Katy
budgeting, simple living, lifestyle, self-help, debt
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Massachusetts, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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About seven months ago, the love of my life and I decided to get engaged. We went ring shopping together so that I could have input on the style (and price) of my ring. He proposed to me with little fanfare at home in our living room, while I was sitting on the couch whining that we’d gotten the ring already so why had he still not proposed to me?? (I’m a ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how living frugally meshes with the idea of living my best life. I truly believe that living simply and attaining financial independence is our best bet to getting more out of life. But just how far do I slash my budget before my quality of life decreases too much to make it worth it? Within our current budget, my partner and I each have about ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Hello friends! I can’t believe how quickly July went. I am officially moved out of Washington, D.C. and staying at my fiance’s family home in Massachusetts! I have two weeks off before I start my new job, so I’m taking this time to get settled, work on the blog, and catch up with old friends. We’ll be staying here for at least a month or two while my fiance looks for ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 8:21 AM
A lot of TV, movies, and books portray people who set boundaries as selfish and people who cross boundaries as passionate. I think this is one of the worst things that media does to us. As somebody who didn’t see a lot of healthy relationships modeled for me growing up, it took a long time for me to learn that I didn’t have to just accept however a friend or ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 11:00 AM
This morning I got an email from a blogger that I follow. The subject line was “Stop Treating Your Blog Like A Hobby” To which I say, “Don’t tell me what to do with my blog, lady!” Now, I’m all for blogger/entrepreneurs monetizing their blogs in any way they feel comfortable with. I would be thrilled if this blog paid for itself! I would be thrilled if this blog paid for my ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 12:27 PM
In 2015 I was working as an AmeriCorps volunteer, which pays about $1k per month, and somebody graciously offered to teach my cohort how to budget and live on our meager salaries while also planning for the future. As somebody who’d grown up talking about money, worked as a teller, and earned an accounting degree, I felt pretty confident about how I was managing my budget. I was also completely oblivious to ...
Posted: Jul 22 2017 @ 3:17 PM
Money is really weird, right? Everybody has their own relationship with money. Some people think it’s the root of all evil. Some people spend their whole lives chasing it. Some people love giving it away. Some people hate anybody who has too much money. We all have this strange and emotional connection to our money, and sometimes the ways we think about money can cause some real damage to our lives. “I’m going ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 8:11 AM
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. The advice offered this article is based on my own personal experience and not intended as medical advice.  As somebody who has struggled with anxiety and depression, I think it’s important to talk openly about the ways we take care of ourselves. What is self-care? Self-care is taking steps to meet your emotional and physical needs. It’s prioritizing your own happiness and wellbeing, and it’s crucial ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 6:25 AM
Disclaimer – this post contains affiliate links.    I haven’t always been the happy-go-lucky adventurous gal you see on this blog. It’s been a painful journey to self care, self love, and self acceptance. (Maybe more on those three things in a separate blog post). At times I’ve felt isolated, depressed, out of control, and aimless. These are some self help books that truly helped me through those times and gave me ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 6:15 AM
Hi friends! I’m here today with some goals for July. This will be a busy month for me as my fiance and I are moving 400+ miles north to our home state of Massachusetts. We’ve got a preliminary trip up over the 4th of July weekend (hello, traffic!) and then the last weekend we’ll be loading everything else we own into our car and leaving our D.C. home for good (goodbye, ...
Posted: Jul 01 2017 @ 10:05 PM


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