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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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When getting started with creating a budget, the type of budget you should use will depend on your personality. But what if you are just getting started? Looking toward what astrology can tell us about our money habits may be just the key. (I'm also a huge astrology nerd, so this article was very, very […] The post How to Budget Money According to Your Astrological Sign appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: May 20 2019 @ 9:00 AM
I don't know why, but it felt very pressing to me to get out the details of our Paris and Brussels trip last Fall before we leave honeymoon to Africa. (Which is where I am…probably as you're reading this post!) So, six months later, here we are and I'm rehashing all of it for you, […] The post The 5 Day Paris Itinerary for First Timers Who Want to See the ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Buying a home is an intense process, especially for first-timers. I ended up buying a home in July 2013.  It was a crazy experience, and since then I've gotten a lot of questions about how to buy a home (and even written a book on the topic of millennial homeownership!), so I've compiled all of […] The post How to Buy a House: The Complete 8-Step Guide + FAQs [2019] appeared ...
Posted: May 09 2019 @ 1:00 AM
  Real estate investing. It just sounds sexy, doesn’t it? But it’s a money move that comes with a long list of questions.   But what does it really mean? How can I get started? If I Airbnb the guest room in my apartment, does that make me a real estate investor?   Real estate […] The post Real Estate Investing for Beginners – 9 Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Started ...
Posted: May 06 2019 @ 1:00 AM
  The impetus for this “mini challenge” – to save 1000 as quickly as possible – came from my realization the other day that at 31 I only possess one savings account.  I'd never really noticed it before until we started getting big gifts to help fund our wedding expenses. I didn't want to mix in […] The post This is How to Save $1000 From Scratch in 45 Days (No Latte ...
Posted: May 02 2019 @ 1:00 AM
 This post is sponsored by Lexington Law. All opinions are my own.   81% of Americans own a credit card and the average cardholder keeps at least three cards in their wallet. With stats like this, it’s easy to see how the average household is $6900 in debt, and why cards are so heavily utilized. […] The post Credit Cards: Friend or Foe? appeared first on Financial Best Life. ...
Posted: Apr 30 2019 @ 1:43 PM
Last year, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel about Women and Money with FemCity here in Atlanta. We talked a lot about money hangups, but one woman asked a great question about the money saving apps she could use to make her life easier. I rambled off a list of the ones […] The post The Top 11 Money Saving Apps that are Actually Pretty Cool appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 23 2019 @ 9:00 AM
This post is sponsored by Lexington Law. All opinions and content are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.   There’s a misconception about financial literacy month. Many think this month is about (finally) learning those complex investing terms or paying off all your debt.   Really, it’s about […] The post Financial Literacy Month: 4 Must Know Credit Numbers appeared first on Financial Best ...
Posted: Apr 10 2019 @ 1:06 PM
LB Note: I love good travel content and my friends Holly and Greg from Club Thrifty are the MASTERS at travel hacking and living their best life (with a family no less!) Loving these tips – enjoy!   Most of us dream of taking a Caribbean vacation at some point. The sugar-sand beaches and golden sunlight […] The post Want to Travel to the Caribbean? Here’s How to Do It Cheaply. appeared ...
Posted: Apr 09 2019 @ 12:02 PM
Rich and I got married at the end of December. I've shared these photos on Facebook and my Instagram, but with the Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones in just a little over a week, I thought it would be fun to (finally) share our wedding photos with readers. We had a lot of […] The post Winter is Coming: Our Game of Thrones Inspired Wedding appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Apr 05 2019 @ 2:40 PM


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