How to Discuss Finances With Your Significant Other When You’re Not Married

Finances alone can be tricky, but combining finances with another person can be downright confusing. No matter where you are in your relationship - dating, engaged, living together, or other, it's vital to discuss finances and your expectations for one another and what you want as a couple. Married couples seem to already have their finances figured out, especially if they joined their accounts. But when you're just dating someone, it is more complicated. You both have your own bank accounts, and you both have your own income and budget. What's mine isn't quite yet yours when you're dating. The...Read More

7 Ways to Quit Procrastinating and Become Productive

Raise your hand if you're guilty of procrastination (me!!) But for real, sometimes we find ourselves getting so overwhelmed with all that we have to do that we don't know where to even start. Or maybe the task at hand is, frankly, so boring that we can't focus for more than .3 seconds. So the only solution to combat procrastination is to wait until the very last second and cram to get something done, right? Wrong! As much as we all use excuses like "I work well under pressure," or "I do my best work at 3:00 am," these are...Read More

How We Spent $13,000 Less Than Average on Our Wedding

If you don't follow me on my Instagram, you might not know I got married! We got married in early March and had all of our friends and family in Iowa come down to Charleston. I talked a lot about my wedding planning woes, because 1) I'm an introvert and felt way over my head with this wedding and 2) weddings are crazy expensive, especially in Charleston. It was two aspects were I was uncomfortable, but in the end, I'm glad we spent money to have a big wedding. In the end, we ended up spending $15,000 for a big...Read More