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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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On June 14th, A.Q. Smith wrote a piece for Current Affairs titled It’s Basically Just Immoral To Be Rich. Smith’s basic thesis is that in times of widespread economic poverty having immense wealth is immoral. He believes the act of not giving away your excess income to those in need makes you complicit in their suffering. Smith rightly points out that… The post Is it immoral to be rich' appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 8:48 PM
Hello friends, Have you missed me' I haven’t posted in about six weeks, which feels like a lifetime! Truthfully, I’ve had time to write, but kept putting it off for a couple of reasons: There have been so many new and amazing things going on! More on that later. The longer it went without writing, the harder it was to… The post State of the Blogger – Net Worth and Life ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 2:59 PM
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… The post No more haircuts! (And other extreme ways to save ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 3:00 PM
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'… The post What are my priorities' appeared first on Best Life ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 3:00 PM
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… The post August Goal Setting appeared first on Best Life Katy. ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 5:21 PM
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… The post It’s Okay To Have Boundaries appeared first on Best ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 8:00 PM
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… The post Why I’m Not Treating My Blog Like A Business ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 9:27 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… The post What To Do If You Don’t Win The Lottery ...
Posted: Jul 23 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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… The post The Worst Way(s) to Think About Money appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 5:11 PM
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… The post Self Care Ideas That Cost Nothing appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 3:25 PM


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