cheap easter basket ideas

Looking for cheap Easter basket ideas? Even though we’re on a journey paying off $650k of student loan debt, I’m still a huge believer in celebrating all the holidays, and Easter is no exception. I want to fill our son’s childhood with memories of things like Easter baskets on Easter morning. The good news for …

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*This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you.  A few weeks ago, I was driving in my neighborhood, which has pretty narrow streets. There were two cars parked on opposite sides of the street and I thought I had enough room to squeeze between the two of them. I didn’t. And I …

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It’s kind of a sad time of year where third year law students everywhere are already feeling stressed about finals coming up in a couple of months, and also the impending doom of studying for the bar all summer. I’m here to report that studying for the bar doesn’t have to be completely terrible, and …

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dress for work on a budget

When I took my first job after law school, coincidentally around the same time I decided to aggressively pay off my student loan debt, I was really stumped about how I was going to dress professionally and also live on a tight budget. There just wasn’t extra money for clothes in our budget, but I …

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cheap but awesome valentine's day gifts

Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than I care to admit. I’m still feeling slightly hungover financially from Christmas (even though of course we save up for Christmas and never go into debt over it). I firmly believe in celebrating holidays, even Valentine’s Day, no matter what your financial situation is. (Ex: we’re still chipping away …

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