Controlling Your Budget (Part 1)

In the blog post “Budgeting the Foundation of Wealth Building,” I discussed the various types of budgets that could be used to take control of your finances. But within all budgets, there are four overarching categories that have an impact on how much money you are able to save and pay down debt. The categories are housing costs, … Read more

The Impact of Disenfranchised Communities

Currently, I am reading Elizabeth Willard Thames’s book “Meet the Frugalwoods – Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.” In her book, Mrs. Thames tells the story of her family’s path to financial independence. There are sections of the book where she discusses living in economically disenfranchised communities and how that experience helped her to realize how privileged she … Read more