I Can Do This! |$35 Challenge Day 7

Okay, so I know that my main goal was to get to my first day at this new job, which I successfully accomplished! Now comes the hard part: trying to get to my first paycheck... I've already said that the rest of the money is gone. I mean, if I really wanted to I could [...]

Weekends are Always Easy… | $35 Challenge

So days 4 and 5 are done with this #35 Challenge. I took the advantage of being with my parents to go to the grocery store to buy myself some things so that I can start packing my lunches. I was able to get 3 things: grapes, lunch meat, and Nature Valley granola bars. There [...]

Day 3: Another $7 Gone…| $35 Challenge

Yesterday was day 3 of my $35 challenge, and I wasn't exactly thrilled to have to spend money outside... I ended up spending $7 and change on some Panda Express (which I was able to split into 2 meals) but I won't be able to do that again. If I was only going until next [...]

$35 Challenge: Day 2

So after spending a cool $10 on a large sandwich at school, I knew something needed to change and fast. The shop conveniently cut my sandwich in half for me, so I was able to stick the other half in the fridge to eat today. I also noticed that we had left over fried chicken [...]

New Challenge: Make $35 Last!

Although I'm still super stoked about this financial journey, I ran into two major situations that could set me back if I'm not careful: 1. I'm not making enough money. This journey was much easier to fashion in my mind when I had a full time job and was making $14.73/hr with benefits. Now that [...]

Do I Need a 401(K)?

Hello all! So for those that don't know, I got a new job almost as soon as I moved to Waco, TX! *distant cheers in the background* I was really excited because it was with my school as a server for the Baylor Club and I wanted so badly to help my parents pay for [...]