Rounding Up: March 2017

March was probably one of the craziest months of my life. But it was so good! First off, I got married at the beginning of the month. Then we took a week off for our honeymoon in Sonoma, which was so relaxing. This was my first real vacation in 4 years, and I forgot how nice vacations are! We were excited though to get back into a routine. Health: I have no regrets in how much I splurged with eating on the honeymoon. Wine, cheese, and chocolate were a staple of every meal, and it was heavenly! But with that,...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

Welcome to the New Site!

Hi and welcome to the brand-spanking new RachelSlifka.com! Whether you are new or you followed me on my old blog, The Latte Budget, I am so happy you stopped by. You might be asking yourself why I went and changed my entire website. Well, there are so many reasons, but here are a few. I started The Latte Budget right out of college in 2014. I honestly was just pretty bored and wanted to chronicle my financial journey as I learned about debt, money, and saving. I never in a million years expected anyone to find that site. While it certainly...Read More