I have a confession to make: I was never good with money. I understood the basic concept of income vs. spending, but I was never any good at saving. My real wake-up call, though, was when I got myself into trouble with my first credit card. It was summer after my senior year and I was finally old enough to get a credit card. The plan was simple: use it once or twice a month on small purchases to build good credit history. But like many young adults, I got in way over my head with spending my “free” money. Thankfully, I’ve since dug myself out of that hole and learned a whole lot more about finances along the way. For example, I now understand how a 401(k) works! But more on that when I start my post-grad career. For now, check out how I’m getting my financial life together!
Can you believe it’s already August? This summer flew by. Like most college students, all of my friends have already gone back to school or go back soon. I have another month before I actually go back, but I’m moving into my first apartment this year, so I’ve had packing on the mind for a while. I’m so excited to be living off campus, but I’ve also had to think about logistics. Where will I get my furniture? What household items do I still need? How am I going to fit all the junk I already have in my car? With all this planning, I narrowed down my top five tips for back to school moving.
So…it’s been a while! I obviously haven’t been prioritizing the blog this summer, so while I gear up to start posting regularly again, I thought I’d catch up with my readers. Read on for this summer’s life update: how much I love my job, my new fitness plan and everything else I’ve been up to!