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Nick True

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Mapped Out Money
Budgeting, Investing
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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There is a long and drawn out debate in personal finance centered around the latte. It’s even got its own cool name: The Latte Factor David Bach coined the term in The Automatic Millionaire. In his mind, the latte represents more than just your daily coffee choice. It’s about small purchases we all want to make but […] The post A Different Way To Look At The Latte Factor appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: Jan 17 2019 @ 10:59 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our affiliate disclaimer for more information.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for many, it’s the most financially stressful time of year. So we’re sharing our top 25 money tips in honor of the 25 Days of Christmas. Our goal is to put a […] The post 25 Money Tips of Christmas to Maximize Your New Year appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 8:37 PM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our affiliate disclaimer for more information.  In our last blog post, we discussed the best strategy to convince your spouse to budget. But that’s only half the battle. Once you finally establish a realistic budget, how do you make sure you and your spouse stay on the same […] The post 4 Simple Hacks To Keep You and Your Spouse On Budget appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 4:22 PM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our affiliate disclaimer for more information.  Marriage is hard. And money makes it harder. This is true if you follow the status quo. But if you’re at all familiar with Mapped Out Money, you know that Nick and I think this idea is fundamentally flawed. We believe […] The post The Best Strategy To Convince Your Spouse To Budget appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 2:18 PM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our affiliate disclaimer for more information.  When Nick and I first decided to live in an RV full-time, we weren’t minimalists. In fact, anyone who helped us move between 1 of the 3 apartments we lived in during our first 3 years of marriage would call us […] The post 1 Thing A Maximalist Needs To Change To Be Tidy Forever appeared first ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 1:50 AM
 A Federal Reserve survey of people from various demographics and pay ranges found that 47% are unable to afford a $400 emergency without borrowing money. Let that sink in, because it’s a staggering statistic. That survey reveals that 47% of Americans don’t have enough money set aside to purchase the newest iPhone. So What’s The […] The post The 1 Thing You Need to Figure Out What You Actually Want appeared ...
Posted: Sep 11 2018 @ 5:32 PM
 This post is from my wife, Hanna, who’s going to do a lot more writing here soon. Here’s her first one, hope you enjoy 🙂  Let’s talk. These words may often lead to the demoralizing “it’s not you, it’s me” conversation. But when you’re married to Nick True, this phrase always leads to a […] The post Emergency Fund: How Much You Need In Your 20s (Hint: It’s Different) appeared ...
Posted: Apr 26 2018 @ 11:39 AM
It’s Thursday night. You just got home from a long day at work. You were running around like crazy, and just when you thought things were going well, your boss made a snide comment about last week’s meeting. “If he wanted you to be better prepared,” you think to yourself, “maybe he should have given […] The post How To Stay On Budget By Never Using This One Word appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Entitlement is an overarching issue in this country. Millennials get a bad rap for feeling entitled, but unfortunately, this problem transcends generations. Rich people think they deserve special treatment because they’re rich. Poor people think they deserve a handout because they’re poor. Middle-class people think they deserve to move up because they’ve done x, y, […] The post 4 Phrases That Show Why Being Entitled Makes You Poor appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 8:00 AM
  Just start a budget they said. It’ll be easy they said. All you gotta do is start a budget. Then all of your money problems will be solved and you’ll ride off into the sunset in romantic money bliss. So you try it out. You start a budget. And then you barely get two weeks […] The post 3 Reasons You Should Stop Budgeting By The Month appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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