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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: I wrote this piece about six weeks ago, but things have been pretty crazy around here since. It's a personal essay, nothing finance-y, so there's your disclosure 🙂 At FinCon this year, I was approached by many who read this piece I wrote about last year’s conference. I heard from so many who thought the piece really resonated and it made me so good to hear that people ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 10:00 AM
This post is sponsored by Lexington Law. All content and opinions are my own.   It’s the “spendiest” time of the year. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is the health of your credit, right? Last Christmas, Americans added over $1,000 of debt to their household balance sheets. If you are the average American consumer, you’re probably already planning how you’ll float 2019 holiday expenses using a hybrid of ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 10:00 AM
*This blog is in partnership with TransUnion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Over the last year, these big brand names have announced hacks to customer data:   Facebook Uber Delta Sears Panera Bread Saks Fifth Avenue Lord & Taylor Equifax   Most people use Facebook, right? And many utilize ride-share apps. At this point, the question really is – who hasn’t been impacted by data hacks?   ...
Posted: Oct 28 2018 @ 11:56 PM
I don't have as many demands on my time as others, but I still work a full-time job, run a thriving online blogging business, have to take care of myself, and try to make time to socialize.  I hate glorifying “busy,” but no matter what our situation (kids, family, career, whatever..) we could all use a little extra time back in our day because modern life is hectic, and I don't see ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Many of you have been following my (long, horrifying, exhausting) home buying journey on this site over the last five years and we're about to come to the exciting conclusion. For those just tuning in, here is the TL:DR. I bought my first home at age 26 using the help of a down payment assistance program. I paid only $1800 at closing. The project was stressful and I made a ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 3:57 PM
LB Note: Remember when I said I was going to write more much unfiltered, unedited content? This is my attempt at making good on this promise. Not necessarily #perfi related, but nevertheless, it's where I'm at in my own life right now. Also – the photo above isn't my wedding dress, but a runner-up. Happy Monday from Europe, everyone!   As a woman, I can't recall a time in my ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 9:00 AM
If you're reading this site, you're interested in personal finance, and so you've probably already heard of the “Money Diaries” series on Refinery29. I've been a fan for awhile, mostly because I'm nosy and enjoy peeking (and, okay, judging) where others spend their hard earned dollars. Honestly, the comments offer some of the best reads. They also recently published a money diaries anthology. Click here to get your copy. Since ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 4:00 AM
For a hot second I was reposting (with permission) articles I'd written for various real estate outlets. And then the madness had to stop because there were just too.many. and it got out of control trying to keep up with them and post in a timely manner. BUT, my fiance´and I started shopping for our first home together recently and I found myself digging around in the archives of my ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 1:00 AM
LB Note: I'm busy prepping for #FinCon18 this week and so I (quite gladly) accepted this guest post from Wendy Dessler, a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. Her pitch was so well crafted, I couldn't resist! ...
Posted: Sep 25 2018 @ 11:02 AM
Guys. I did it. I finally figured out a way to turn my mild Sex and the City obsession into a blog post. I've missed the boat on all of the initial 20th-anniversary posts celebrating 20 years since the series debuted, but I recently rewatched the entire six seasons and it's interesting how different it is to me now at 31 than when I watched it at 26, (and before at ...
Posted: Sep 17 2018 @ 9:00 AM


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