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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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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!   Want to know a secret? I’ve been writing about money, finance, and business since 2012, and I don’t read other personal finance sites. It’s not that I’m avoiding them on purpose, but ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 4:40 PM
Ever dreamed of waking up with more money than when you went to sleep? And not like, .002 cents more in a high yield savings account- a real, honest payout all while you earned on auto pilot while getting your beauty sleep. If you're skeptical, that's okay, I know it sounds like a dream. But I'm willing to bet if you landed here on this article, you're willing to learn. ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 5:06 PM
Since as long as you can remember, people have been asking you about your future. What will you be when you grow up, where will you go to college, and when will you retire. One thing required for all of those things is money. If you read about personal finance online, it can seem like every, single website is telling you to “Save for retirement” and “start investing.” We know ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 3:35 PM
*This post is sponsored by Capella University. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands and institutions that make this blog possible!   I’ve been thinking about going back to school lately, especially since I started my new in-house job this summer. Admittedly, it’s crossed my mind several times over the last five years, (Maybe an MBA with an emphasis in marketing or something) but the costs ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 1:30 PM
I'm known for my two “big” debt pay off stories – the $10,000 I paid off at age 23 while living and working in New York City, and my infamous $8,000 in 90-day challenge. While the first time I paid off all that debt was due to good old fashioned budgeting and “tightening the belt,” the $8,000 in 90 days was a feat only accomplished by my having multiple streams ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 5:02 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! There are a few basic personal finance best practices in life: get a budget, pay off debt, buy insurance. The times we truly learn the importance of these practices happen in ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 10:33 AM
With well over 1,000 apps being created every day it can feel overwhelming to find ones that will actually help you save money. After looking over several apps that say they'll save you money here are our my top 11 favorite money saving apps. Some I use every day and others just every once in awhile, but I have to say, loving how much easier FinTech is making things like budgeting ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 8:00 AM
I'm trying to think how long it's been since I sat down to write an update just about “me.” (Looks like the “Emotional Entrepreneur” piece I wrote in January is the last time I really, truly laid stuff bare for my readers, in which case, this post is really long overdue.) Especially since there's something I wanted to update you about personally: in June I quit being an entrepreneur and ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 9:42 PM
Some readers may know (others may not) that the house I bought at age 26 is now strictly an investment property. About a year ago I found the best tenants ever, moved into a fancy and very not-budget friendly condo building in midtown Atlanta and began my journey as an “accidental landlord.” For all the struggles I had renovating, maintaining, and trying to sell the home, being a landlord has been surprisingly ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 8:00 AM
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


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