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Elyssa Kirkham

Blog Info

Name:
Brave Saver
Category:
Lifestyle
Tags:
Budgeting, debt, millennial, general finance, balanced budgeting, mindfulness
Start Year:
2018

Blogger Bio

Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Personal Finance Writer
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Latest Blog Posts

If you’re like me, the past 35 days have been an exercise in futile fury. Or furious futility. Something like that — all I know is that each passing day of the government shutdown had me grinding my teeth in rage. It’s infuriating that people who are hard workers serving their country were shamed over the state of their finances in a crisis that was most definitely not of their ...
Posted: Jan 29 2019 @ 4:43 PM
So much of the money advice out there is couched in a “tough love” approach. Finance experts justify this so-called tough love by saying it comes from good intentions of trying to help you improve your money management and build a better life. But let me tell you a little bit about how this has often worked for me. I’m stressed about money and looking for answers. But instead of ...
Posted: Jan 25 2019 @ 4:58 PM
I’ve been writing about personal finance for more than six years now. In that time I’ve amassed a lot of know-how on good (and bad) ways to manage money. But those years have made me even better at a more crucial skill: writing about money with authority. I’m literally paid to sound like I (and the sites I write for) have the answers to every money problem. My professional writing ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 11:35 PM
I’ve been writing about personal finance for more than six years now. In that time I’ve amassed a lot of know-how on good (and bad) ways to manage money. But those years have made me even better at a more crucial skill: writing about money with authority. I’m literally paid to sound like I (and the sites I write for) have the answers to every money problem. My professional writing ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 11:35 PM
A couple of years ago, my husband Chris went on a big decluttering kick. He’d already been a long-time minimalism enthusiast, so when he came across “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo, it kicked his desire to “tidy up” into high gear. Unfortunately for him, he was stuck with a partner (me) who recently had a second baby and was not in the mood to anything else ...
Posted: Jan 15 2019 @ 4:52 PM
Minimizing and managing stress can have a big impact on how you feel and what you’re capable of. Lowering stress levels will naturally help you feel happier, calmer, and more at peace. But don’t overlook the secondary benefits you’ll reap when you actively manage your stress. When you’re not running on empty, you’ll also boost your ability to make positive money changes in the new year. Why money stress is ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 6:53 PM

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