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Budget and the Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)

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Several months ago there were a group of people going out to what I consider a fairly expensive dinner. Although the group is fun and I wanted to hang out, I passed, opting to say, “I’m trying to save money right now.” One person’s response to that was, “it’s only money!” Seven or eight years ago I had that same mentality. After all, I was probably more inclined to fit in and do ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 9:16 PM
I recently attended Social Media Week in LA. One session I went to discussed knowing your brand inside and out as if it were not a thing, but a person. What color does your brand like? What was he/she like as a child? What is their favorite drink? It got me thinking about my financial life. Currently, if my financial “brand” had an identity, it would be that it’s bi-polar. This could be ...
Posted: Jun 18 2017 @ 9:57 PM
I’ve struggled all week, trying to think of a Rockstar Finance-worthy type of post that might knock your socks off, but alas I seem to be suffering from writer’s block. I have random money/life thoughts, but nothing to form one cohesive post, so today you are just getting a mishmash of stuff. Lucky you! Totally random picture Wonder Woman I finally saw the movie last night. Although I think it might have been 10-minutes ...
Posted: Jun 11 2017 @ 8:59 PM
OK, you want the good news or bad news first? Let’s start with the good: My Europe trip was unbelievable! But I’ll get into that in a second. The bad news: I got hit with the stomach flu the day after I got back. Sipping a wine in my favorite square in Split, Croatia It’s 4:30 am on Sunday morning as I write this, and I’m wide awake because I’ve already ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 10:21 PM
This post is very lightly edited since I need to finish packing!  I’m getting ready to leave for my trip to Europe, but since I had today off, I had time to squeeze in a gym workout and a game of beach volleyball. I haven’t been playing as much, as I’ve been trying to avoid putting all my fitness eggs in one basket. I wanted to make sure I did some other ...
Posted: May 16 2017 @ 5:38 PM
The other day I happened to catch a TED Talk with Sarah Knight, who wrote the book, The Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. I had heard of this book before, but it wasn’t until I watched this talk that I decided to buy the book, and it’s worth every penny, especially if you need a good laugh…at yourself. Before we dive deeper into what (bleep) bucks are, let me just say ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 12:13 AM
Recently I started watching a show online called QB1: Beyond the Lights. The show features 3 different high school star quarterbacks in their senior year. One player is Tate Martell, a powerhouse of a QB that played for Bishop Gorman High School. To say he’s good is an understatement, but he also comes off as a first-class D-bag. Why? He possessed a complete lack of humility. Now he plays for Ohio State. Will he ...
Posted: May 07 2017 @ 9:21 PM
I know it feels like I say this a lot, but this month really flew by, like, really fast. I don’t like it when things are a blur. It makes me feel like I’m not doing enough slow L-I-V-I-N. Let’s just get to the juicy stuff (money), shall we? It was anything but a frugal month! Not Frugal My net worth increased $6,791 (if you want to total my net worth you can ...
Posted: Apr 30 2017 @ 10:43 PM
My trip to Europe is coming up in less than a month, and I’m starting to feel both the excitement and anxiety that comes with the territory of traveling alone. France It’s not like this is either the first trip I have taken alone, or even my first trip to Europe alone. I went to Europe in 2000 when I was 29 and traveled to several different countries (France, Italy, Switzerland), before ...
Posted: Apr 25 2017 @ 11:43 PM
Y’all, have you met my millennial son Chase? He has been struggling to find a job he likes, so he is pretty cash-strapped. I decided to let him move back home. I’m not so sure it was a good idea. This is a cautionary tale. Hee hee!!! Visit GOBankingRates.com! The post Beware Letting Your Adult Kids Move Back Home appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Apr 22 2017 @ 4:39 PM


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