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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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We have started a brand new decade, and honestly, it feels weird to say (type) out loud. For whatever reason, “2020” feels way more daunting than when it became “2010.”  No matter how you feel about “the roaring 20’s” and a brand new decade, the new year is a great time to start over with […] The post 81 Ways To Get Better at Personal Finance This Year appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 13 2020 @ 10:22 AM
Those who follow along on instagram know that I’m currently (as of writing this post) around 25 weeks pregnant and that Rich and I are expecting our first baby in late March.  We’re very excited and someday I’ll write a post about all the ways pregnancy has been different than I expected. But today I […] The post I’m Having a Baby! [+ A New Beginning for Financial Best Life] appeared ...
Posted: Dec 09 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Digit and Qapital work in much the same way; they are apps that analyze your spending habits to squirrel away micro amounts of cash you won't even miss in order to help you save better, but there are some substantial differences, so here's how Qapital vs. Digit breaks down. Since last summer I've been recommending […] The post Qapital vs Digit; Are Savings Apps Dead? appeared first on Financial Best Life. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2019 @ 3:02 AM
LB Note: Today we have a spectacular guest post from a new friend I made at FinCon this year. Since I get a lot of questions about credit cards and how to best use them without going into debt, I thought it would be great to call in an expert.    The holidays are a […] The post Holiday Shopping with Credit Cards: 5 Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Nov 11 2019 @ 9:34 AM
  LB Note: I'm not a big Black Friday shopper, but without fail I get questions about it every year. Enjoy this post from Money Crashers on how to attack post-Thanksgiving sales like a pro.       Ahhh…Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving, when people crowd the stores nationwide to get the best possible deals […] The post 6 Black Friday Shopping Tips to Save More Money & Reduce Stress appeared ...
Posted: Nov 04 2019 @ 2:00 AM
Sure, you can live off the grid. Maybe in a van down by the river. But for everyone who wants an apartment, car, or home of their own one day, this means you'll need credit. And while some of us were lucky enough to have parents and trusted adults help us to build credit before […] The post How to Build Credit the Fastest: What to do When You Have Low ...
Posted: Oct 21 2019 @ 9:00 AM
We all know that money is a highly emotional subject. You're probably not even thinking about your money mentality. Arguments over money are the #1 cause of divorce. Money anxiety can affect your health. Money faux pas can negatively impact relationships with friends and family. Beyond tracking your finances and creating a plan to build […] The post The Four Main Money Mentalities and How to Find Yours appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 15 2019 @ 9:00 AM
On a recent trip with my best friend from college, we started talking about all the things we wished we'd known during those first few years out of school. The topic inevitably turned to money; we didn't have any back then so the stakes were low, but there were still a handful of things we […] The post Managing Money After College? Here are the 13 things I wish I’d done. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2019 @ 9:00 AM
SPONSORED ADVERTISING CONTENT   Home shopping can be a complex process because it’s a complex decision to make — how do I/we find the right home for our family with all the right features and at the right price?   In previous posts, I’ve already covered how to set a budget and write up a […] The post What to do when your home search becomes overwhelming appeared first on . ...
Posted: Sep 30 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Doing a home inspection is a very important part of the home buying process. While looking at a property online or even during a walk-through might seem extensive enough, you don’t want to buy a property only to discover you’ll have to sink thousands more into repairs. (Read about my renovation story here.) Home inspectors […] The post “What’s Included in a Home Inspection?” + 7 Things to Look For appeared ...
Posted: Sep 15 2019 @ 9:00 AM


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