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Allea Grummert

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Name:
Ask Allea
Category:
Millennial
Tags:
Budgeting, Minimalism
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

I'm shouldering some changes I didn't see coming. Good changes, I promise: I'll be living on my own soon. I'll be the occupant of a one bedroom apartment with secondhand furniture, a fridge to myself, a shower I don’t have to share, a dozen fake plants...and the rent check to prove it. Bye, bye, cheap rent in your 20's. As I transition to living on my own, y goals and expectations have shifted....or ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 7:07 PM
There was a time when I paid off my debt too fast.     “‘Too fast,’ she says?”    “Yes. Too fast.” For four months, I changed my lifestyle to accommodate my debt repayment goals. I wanted to pay off my car ASAP, so I could start putting more money toward my debt each month, so I: I cut back on spending.I went cash only.I picked up a side hustle. Then I almost lost my mind. Almost. My ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 8:50 PM
I went on vacation to New York City for the very first time. The land of Hamilton, Annie, HIMYM and Friends — I tell ya, dreams do come true!  ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 10:19 PM
Paying down debt doesn’t mean you have to give up all of life’s luxuries. But it might mean postponing them.There’s the lifestyle you want, the lifestyle you can afford and the lifestyle you’re choosing to afford. ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 4:21 PM
For five years, I lived in a house with three other women, paying $262.50 each month in rent. As a recent college grad, it was the holy grail of cute-house-sweet-neighborhood-cheap-rent situations. Though the basement left muuuuch to be desired, it was a nice place.  We called it the Beach House. Not because it’s near a beach (um, Nebraska), but because it looks like it should be.   ...
Posted: Jul 09 2017 @ 4:11 PM
Clothing swaps are my favorite! In short, a clothing swap is just that — people swapping clothes. A handful of friends gather, bringing clothes they don’t wear anymore, then they swap them for new clothes from other friends. Swap, swap and you’ve got yourself a refreshed wardrobe. For free. Perks of a Clothing Swap You get to clean out your closet, getting rid of clothes you never wear. You get to swap old clothes for different ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 9:24 PM
In May 2010, I began a pretty serious relationship with Mint.com. It was love at first “sync.” Mint and I have stuck it out through our fair share of ups-and-downs. We've been together through college, part-time jobs, studying abroad, paying back student loans and more. With so many features, I have customized Mint to fit my specific financial needs at specific life stages. It is a powerful tool for setting a budget, ...
Posted: Jun 10 2017 @ 1:47 PM
Part of the Understanding Me + Money series. 01 | Understanding Me + Money: Getting Clarity and Direction to Move Forward 02 | Find Out Where Your Money Is Going 03 | Setting Financial Goals That Make Sense for You (You're here!) I have some hefty financial goals. I want to be debt-free, build up $30,000 in retirement and save $10,000 in an Emergency Fund by June 2019 (I’ll be turning 30 that month). I ...
Posted: May 21 2017 @ 4:04 PM
Part of the Understanding Me + Money series. 01 | Understanding Me + Money: Getting Clarity and Direction to Move Forward 02 | Find Out Where Your Money Is Going 03 | Setting Financial Goals That Make Sense for You (coming soon!) Tracking your expenses (the money you spend) is simple to do. It's also the answer to knowing where your money is going. But first, fun fact: Did you know that during the filming of ...
Posted: Apr 28 2017 @ 9:07 PM
Part of the Understanding Me + Money series. 01 | Understanding Me + Money: Getting Clarity and Direction to Move Forward 02 | Find Out Where Your Money Is Going 03 | Setting Financial Goals That Make Sense for You (coming soon!) Why do you want to understand your money? Not everyone’s answer is the same. In fact, I don’t assume everyone wants to understand their money. It’s a choice you make — to switch gears, ...
Posted: Apr 27 2017 @ 2:41 PM

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