Congratulations to me!

September 12, 2013

Today was like any average day.  I got home from work, checked my mail and guess what? I received some great news! Especially for a personal finance blogger!

The letter opened with this line:

Congratulations! Your student loan is now fully paid!

Heck YES I did a little happy dance in the elevator to my apartment!  Anyone that has had to pay for school with a student loan can understand the feeling of that substantial debt being lifted off your shoulders. Of course, in that moment my mind then starts running with new figures and how my monthly budget is going to change.  That much more that I can add to my savings!

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Adult life win! That's all I have to say!

The Automatic Millionaire

September 8, 2013

So, remember that time I was trying to be a millionaire? Oh right, I don't either.

Lately, life has been a bit rough, BUT no complaining.  I have just gotten off track a bit, I suppose that happens from time to time, but I have to get right back on the horse.  September is always the busiest time for me, so I have to buckle down and get back to my regular habits.

Just this past weekend, the boy and I had to go on a last minute road trip to see some family.  On the way home we listened to an audiobook in the car.  It was called the Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.  It was quite the wake up call and can I just say that I LOVE audiobooks while driving. I never thought I would, but it's a great way to pass time and you learn so much.

Basically, he teaches you how to think and act like a millionaire instead of thinking and acting 'like a poor person'. Definitely puts things into perspective and allows you to understand that your attitude and way of thinking is actually a big part in how you live your life and how you perceive money.

I suggest everyone give it a listen or read.  We didn't get through all of it, but the next run I go on, that will be my music.

Has anyone else heard of this book before?