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Lauren Bowling

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Financial Best Life
General Finance
Debt, Millennial, Real Estate
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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There are many reasons you might need a biiiiit more money thatn what you make on a monthly basis. Paying down debt or saving up for a big purchase are some of the most common reasons for wanting to make extra money. But with rising healthcare payments and cost of living, sometimes just finding enough cash to pay a bill can be difficult. Instead of pulling out your hair, and ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Have you ever checked your bank account to see if you have “enough money”? If so, then you need a budget. How much you spend isn’t something you want to guess, because you want to know exactly how much you have and where it’s going. Yes checking is quick and simple, but if you have a budget in place then you don’t need to, you know you have the money to ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Many are familiar with my $8k in 90-day challenge, where I famously paid off over $8,000 in high-interest credit card debt (that I got into after this home renovation went awry) in under 3 months. Many of you also know that’s not the only debt ninja payoff story I have – before the $8k in 90 days, I paid off $10,000 of credit card debt while living in New York ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 8:00 AM
*This post is sponsored by Avon. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!   Getting older (hello, 30) means me and my friends are having those “adult” conversations. I have friends who are having kids and beginning to navigate the “how will we pay for it?” and “who will take care of the child while we work” decisions.   Honestly?   Staying at home with a ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 8:00 AM
If you’re new to budgeting or just hate the hassle of tracking every single expense, there’s a budget method perfect for you! The 50-30-20 budget method is simple and lightweight enough for you to manage your money in a way that ensures your essentials and entertainment expenses have sustainable funding opportunities. Because I write and interview a lot about both of my debt payoff journeys – the $8k in 90 Day Challenge and ...
Posted: Jul 31 2017 @ 12:45 PM
Being cheeky, I was calling this promotion “Christmas in July,” and then literally got an email for every single retailer advertising the same type of promotion. Why are we so obsessed with sales in the month of July? Perhaps it's because we're on the downward slope of 2017 now and we all need a little treat to power us through to the end of the year.   Here's why I'm offering $100 ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 6:39 AM
Do you have credit card debt you want to pay down? Want to go on an amazing vacation but don’t have the money? Maybe you want to start a side hustle to make extra money but with everything going on you just don’t have time to start a “side hustle.” I understand not having the bandwidth, but if you're feeling extra motivated – there are a handful of gigs that make ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 8:00 AM
You spend a big chunk of your life at work so it makes sense that you want your income to reflect your effort. If your paycheck is feeling a little light, try these tips to boost your earnings and make more money at your day job. #1 – Know Your Worth Knowing how your income compares to the averages in your industry can give you an idea of your value and a ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 8:00 AM
LB Note: I am a ninja when it comes to certain financial topics, like earning more income or paying off debt. Other topics, like insurance and investing? I'm woefully clueless. So, today I'm posting a guest piece on insurance for millennials from renowned insurance expert, Todd Erkis, who details at a high level what you need to do in order to protect the things most valuable to you. Like me ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 2:57 PM
L Bee Note: This post originally appeared as a piece I wrote on MyBankTracker.com. It has been syndicated with permission. I truly loved all the posts I created in this series for them and I hope you enjoy as well!   We all know that money is a highly emotional subject. You're probably not even thinking about your money mentality. Arguments over money are the #1 cause of divorce. Money anxiety can affect your ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 8:00 AM


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