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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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LB Note: This week's post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for LendingHome.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission. Also – if you're looking for an AH-mazing workbook format of this post, also written by yours truly (it's completely free!) click here.    Google “millennial homeownership” and you’ll find many articles about the decline in homeownership (even among other generations), how rising home prices and increased student ...
Posted: Mar 21 2018 @ 9:00 AM
*this post is sponsored by Regions Bank, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! If you don’t work in banking or finance, or only have a passing interest in your own personal finances, you may not be aware of just how much the financial services industry is changing. Consumers now want more than ever from their bank, including a trusted ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 8:00 AM
With the price of college increasing, it seems unavoidable that students will have to borrow money to complete their education. Federal student loan repayment is something millions of graduates are dreading. So how do you actually go about repaying student loans after you’ve received your diplomas' It’s not as difficult as you might think. Just follow these steps to set up your federal student loan repayment!   The Strategy Required ...
Posted: Mar 17 2018 @ 9:00 AM
It's no secret that back in college I once had a shopping addiction so large, I ended up with $10,000 in credit card debt by age 21.  Even though I was young, how did I do it' How was I able to classify a bad behavior from a simple tendency to overspend' Below are anecdotes from my own battle with a shopping addiction and how I'm able to live my life now, ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 1:15 PM
Setting personal financial goals are a big part of achieving overall financial health. They keep us moving forward and ensure that, down the road, we have the things we want. But what's the best way to set a financial goal, especially for a first-timer' So many people start out setting their financial goals the same way they set their failed new years resolutions. They start big, they don't quantify their ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 12:45 AM
All photos courtesy of Shelby Rae Photographs Not every trip is an elaborately planned week-long production. Sometimes, all you can spare is a weekend away. The little moments can be just as restful as the big ones if you have the right person (like your BFF) and the right locale. I'm sharing my Chateau Elan Spa and Winery review before too much time goes by, and I hope you enjoy ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 8:01 PM
When the time came for me to brainstorm a giant rebrand to myself, I went back to my own tools (like the branding worksheets in my course, Beginner Blog Accelerator). I went through the exercises, but also had to really sit down and think – What do I want this site to stand for' What do I want to accomplish with the content' I kept coming back to my own (personal) ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 11:22 AM
We're all guilty of getting a little “tunnel vision” from time to time. Especially if you're a go-getter, sometimes we can get so stuck or so focused on one challenge, that it becomes impossible to see all the solutions around us. I know for many people, including myself, this particular problem pops up a lot when it comes to brainstorming new ways to save. Besides cutting back on fun things ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 9:00 AM
LB Note: This week's post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for LendingHome.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission. Have a great week! We get it, buying your first home can be nerve-wracking. There are the obvious financial considerations, like saving up enough for a home you are excited about, but there are also lifestyle considerations not many people talk about. Concern #1: “Buying a home means ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words on this recent post. I swear, sometimes reader comments make all the difference. I also received a handful of emails (I read and respond to them all!) asking me about specifics of what I did that I feel really helped, so I wanted to put together a short list. The items below have really made a world difference in my mental health and ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 9:00 AM


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