Money Talk | Dating | Marriage

3 Tips for Having the Money Talk

My boyfriend and I have been dating for over 2 years and things are amazing. Seriously couldn’t be happier (free advertising for Tinder!) We started to have conversations about our finances early on in our relationship. I didn’t want to wait until we were engaged, or even married, before having…

The Simplified Planner | Emily Ley

Trying to Stay Organized? You Need This Planner

I have had a planner since high school. I honestly don’t think I would be able to survive without one. In high school, it was just for school work and test dates. In college, it was for classes, tests, group projects, work, and social events. Now it is for work,…

3 Ways to Pay for College Besides Student Loans

Millions of high school seniors take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans to pay the upcoming costs of college. Many college freshmen will indeed rely upon federal or private student loans to cover some or all eligible college costs. With interest rates fairly low, student loans can…

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6 Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners

When I started blogging I did not know anything about affiliate marketing. I knew I wanted to try to make some money with my blog but didn’t really know where to start. I signed up for the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and learned so much about what programs to…

Don’t Throw Away These Receipts

Until recently, I kept all receipts because for some reason I thought I needed them. I was lazy and didn’t want to organize them. I would get home and put them on the table or leave them in my purse forever. Most of them ended up in the garbage. I got sick of…

Parents: Don’t Cosign Your Child’s Student Loans

It’s no secret: college is expensive, and the cost is only rising.  The price of an average four-year degree is out of reach of most Americans — without the assistance of student loans.  For most prospective and current students, student loans can help bridge the gap between savings, scholarships, grants,…

Why I Am Saving for My Wedding Before I Am Engaged

This might sound super crazy but hear me out. I did not pull a Monica and put my name down on a waiting list at a venue before I am engaged (FRIENDS reference hopefully y’all got that). I do not have my entire wedding planned out (only part of it)….

7 Blogging Myths Debunked

I honestly did not know much about blogging when I started. There is still so much I don’t know. Everyone has a different opinion on how often you should post, how you should manage your social media accounts, and how much time you should spend blogging. These are the 7…

11 Easy Ways to Save Money on Travel

Traveling can get SUPER expensive. Expenses like food, fees, and transportation add up fast. I always leave a little extra wiggle room in my budget when I travel, but I have been focusing on cutting costs and finding cheaper ways to do things (aren’t we all?).  Since it is now…

6 Books You Must Read This Summer

I love a good book. By good book I mean one that you cannot put down and you just HAVE to finish. During the summer I have more time to read since I am at the lake or by the pool most weekends. These are 6 books I have read…

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