The 2016 Financial Olympics

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. Continue reading “The 2016 Financial Olympics”

I Cancelled My Gym Membership, Started Eating Pizza, and Lost 20 Pounds.

As far back as I can remember I have been overweight. I have attempted to lose weight many times in the past but have always failed.

I started going to the gym about a year ago, paid for a membership and even got a trainer to help me get in shape. I met with the trainer once a week for 6 months and didn’t lose any weight. I changed my diet and ate what I felt was right (as explained by my trainer). I lost no weight, in fact I kept gaining weight. Continue reading “I Cancelled My Gym Membership, Started Eating Pizza, and Lost 20 Pounds.”

I Would Rather Be In Debt Than…..

I have spent a lot of time in the last two years thinking about the large amount of debt that I have accumulated. A lot of googling things like “how to get out of debt”, “how to save money”, and “how to make more money”. A lot of the articles I found did help however I’m still in debt.

Now, this is for a number of reasons, first I didn’t really take seriously the debt that I was in, I also didn’t make a debt repayment plan. However, even with all of that I would still rather be in debt than lose a few things. Good news for me though is the things I would rather have don’t require much if any money. Continue reading “I Would Rather Be In Debt Than…..”

Get Physically and Financially Fit This Year

It’s the start of a new year and a time of reflection on what went right, what went wrong last year. We take this information and make plans for the new year, we call these resolutions. Two of the most common new years resolution are to change our finances in a positive way, and to lose weight. Most people put these in two different categories and say that you can’t get healthier and save money at the same time. I on the other hand say that if you do both together than it will make it much easier in the long run. Here are some of the ways that I have found to do this, and how I intend to continue this year to finally get both financially and physically fit. Continue reading “Get Physically and Financially Fit This Year”