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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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During times of economic downturn, companies take drastic measures to ensure their longevity. Oftentimes, this could involve a reduction in their workforce, selling off of business entities, and even pivoting their business focus to more income-generating activities. No matter how it’s handled, the impact of a down economy can be devastating to both businesses and […] The post What to Expect When You Get Furloughed From Work appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Apr 07 2020 @ 5:36 PM
In 2018, the average cost of a wedding was nearly $34,000. And in the spirit of full transparency, I will freely admit that for my December 2018 wedding, we both had some help from our families, but the largest portion of the wedding was funded by me and my husband. The total amount spent came […] The post Watch me cut over $6,000 from your wedding budget in the next five ...
Posted: Apr 06 2020 @ 2:00 AM
Stuck at home, but don’t want to spend money shopping online? You don’t have to be bored or, worse, actually finish the items on your to-do list. Instead, there are many other fun things that you can do online to pass the time … and without spending a bundle. The internet is an endless source […] The post 9 Fun, Budget-Friendly Things To Do Online When You’re Bored (that Aren’t Shopping) ...
Posted: Mar 31 2020 @ 10:51 AM
My wife, teenage son, and I live in a condo in downtown West Palm Beach. When we moved here we cut our living space in half. Our last home in Connecticut had a 1,600 square foot main floor as well as a basement with another 1,000 square feet, including an office and a bedroom with […] The post How to Work From Home With Your Spouse appeared first on Financial Best ...
Posted: Mar 26 2020 @ 12:47 PM
It may come as a surprise to learn that there are literally hundreds of credit cards to choose from in the United States today. While some of them simply give cardholders another way to make purchases, others offer some very lucrative rewards along the way. Many of today’s top credit cards fall into the travel […] The post Do You Need a Travel Rewards Card? appeared first on Financial Best Life. ...
Posted: Mar 24 2020 @ 11:33 AM
If you’ve been following along with my pregnancy on my Instagram, you already know I haven’t had the best time, at least physically speaking. Pregnancy is harder on your body than I ever could have imagined and honestly? I’m glad it’s almost over. Dealing with so many physical changes made me realize how grateful I […] The post 6 baby expenses I was surprised to learn about during pregnancy appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 16 2020 @ 9:27 AM
Whether you’re trying to pay down debt or have a sudden new expense you have to cover, trying to find money in your budget can be difficult. After housing costs, bills (bills…bills..Beyonce, anyone?) are easily some of the most costly expenses in your budget. You might think you simply have to accept your current bill […] The post All the Ways You Can Trim Your Bills This Year appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 09 2020 @ 5:00 PM
As an FBL reader, you know that proper managing of your personal credit and finances can help you reach your financial goals. But as a small business owner (or serious side hustler/side business owner) you might not realize putting the same care and effort into building up a business credit profile can set your business […] The post How to Build Small Business Credit appeared first on Financial Best Life. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2020 @ 7:29 PM
Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but don’t know where to start? Are you a little iffy because you're wondering how does refinancing a mortgage work?  Maybe you’re just overwhelmed with information, or you feel like you’re missing out because it seems like everyone is refinancing their mortgages this year. With a ton of […] The post How Does Refinancing a Mortgage Work? Well, Here’s What You Need to Know ...
Posted: Feb 17 2020 @ 10:00 AM
The “most romantic day of the year” is just around the corner, and to celebrate I decided to write about something I haven’t really had the chance to share my experience on yet: what happened to my finances once I got married. I’m sharing below the most surprising things I learned about myself (and money!) […] The post 6 Lessons from Joining Finances After Marriage appeared first on Financial Best Life. ...
Posted: Feb 10 2020 @ 6:13 AM


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