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Budget and the Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

I have a confession to make: Lately I’ve been making my financial life a LOT more difficult than it has to be. In other words, I’ve been a straight-up dumb ass, who is not only not making mindful purchases, but giving myself unnecessary errands and causing myself anxiety at the same time. Today I had […] The post This Personal Finance Blogger Just Made a Dumb-A$$ Mistake! appeared first on Budget ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 9:39 PM
When I first started my blog nearly six years ago, there were a handful of bloggers who were really influential in getting my name out there into the personal finance space. One of those people was Cait Flanders, who at the time was blogging as Blonde on a Budget, which was primarily about her debt payoff journey. […] The post Living With Less and Saving Money appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 8:40 PM
Hey all! Happy March! Financially, February was not very good. Of course we had a week with a crazy market, and for the first time in two years my net worth actually dropped $8,669. 🙁 I also didn’t keep track of my spending or use my budget, and my cat had some medical issues (again), which required […] The post February: The One With Ups and Downs appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 1:08 AM
Check out this video I produced and edited on the Frugalwoods! The word frugal often gets a bad rap. People get it mixed up with it’s jerk-of-a-brother, cheap. Or they think of being frugal as somehow sucking the joy out of every aspect of life. I think most of us personal finance bloggers (and fans) know […] The post What We Can Learn from the Frugalwoods appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Feb 28 2018 @ 11:32 PM
Meet Bianca DiValerio, better known to personal finance bloggers as Miss Mazuma, a flight attendant from Chicago, who recently decided to take a one-month road trip…and do it frugally, by sleeping in her car. Now, this is not your ordinary van life story, as her space was limited to her old Honda CRV. And yet she […] The post I Traveled for a Month and Slept in My Car appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 25 2018 @ 9:29 PM
I have made some new travel plans for early summer that I’m excited to share. Watch the video to see where I’m headed. And please excuse the low energy on camera…I have a bit of a cold and feel a little out of it. 🙁   The post Frugal Diaries Episode 4: Bucket List Travel appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Feb 18 2018 @ 8:44 PM
Hello! Hello! Welcome to another month, and another recap. I had a couple big events in my life this month, so let’s get right to it. Financial First, I paid off the rest of my car loan, which means I’m 100% debt free…again. I could have paid my car off sooner, but at 2% interest, […] The post January Recap: The One With No Debt appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 11:41 PM
For this week’s frugal diary, I’m posting a recipe I make all the time, which is cheap, easy, and healthy! It’s a triple threat! You can buy quinoa in bulk, and kale costs about $.99/bunch at Ralph’s grocery store, which usually makes 2-3 dinners. I adapted the recipe from here, and the dressing calls for […] The post Frugal Diaries Episode 3: Kale & Quinoa Salad appeared first on Budget and ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 3:27 AM
In my second episode, I talk about a frugal alternative to Friday night, but, there was a tiny slip up. The post Frugal Diaries Episode 2: Friday Night appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Kind of a short post today as I have a cold, and just want to sit on the couch and watch movies on Netflix. lol! Ah tis the season. I’ll live! Last week I had some friends over for my 2nd annual goal setting mimosa brunch. One of my friends brought up doing her wheel […] The post My Wheel of Life appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 2:13 AM


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