Helpful Habits I’m Starting in 2021

Quote of the Day: “The fresh start isn’t a new place, it’s a mindset.” Happy New Year! We made it… 2020 is officially in the past. I’m so ready for a fresh start and ready to make this year fabulous regardless of whether we’re stuck at home or not. Here are helpful habits that I’ve started in 2021 (the 3 days of it) and hope to continue all throughout. Sleep Cycle AppI’ve been using the Sleep Cycle app for over 6 months now and it’s become a huge part of my night and morning routine. This app not only tracks your sleep, but also tracks…

My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

Quote of the day: “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” First off, boo the Lakers won the NBA finals. I was really rooting for anyone but LeBron, but of freaking course he won. I just can’t wait until the new season starts and the Warriors dominate again! Now back to the point of this blog post. I feel like your 20’s are the time for a lot of financial change. You probably have a lot more income than you’re used to. It’s definitely difficult finding that balance between saving money and having fun… in my…

Tracking My Finances + Spreadsheet

Quote of the day: “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” After not working for three months and talking to different people about money and savings, I got this strong urge to look at my spending and see where my money was going. I think seeing what you’re spending your money on is so important because you’ll probably realize you spend your money on sh** you don’t need at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is no problem treating yourself to new shoes or buying a new plant or whatever you’re into, but just be smart about it. I’ve…

Interviewing into the Real World: Erin

Quote of the day: “I literally hate spending money.” Direct quote from the legend herself, Erin Goode. How is this relevant to today’s post? First off, today’s interview is with Erin and secondly, she talks about finances and gives advice on how to save money. Erin just might be one of the most financially responsible people I know, so who better to answer my questions? Introduce Yourself (school, major, job, etc.)  I graduated from Cal Poly last year and now I work at a startup in the Bay Area. How has your life been since COVID?  Since COVID life has been much more boring. All I do…

My Impossible List

Quote of the Day: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Have you ever heard of the impossible list? No? Well, good… allow me to introduce you to it. Prior to a few days ago, I’d never heard of the impossible list either until my friend Erin sent me this link. The impossible list was created by Joel Runyon (his name reminds me of my anatomy professor) who was craving more challenge in life. The list helped him go from living in his parents basement to running two businesses. Joel really emphasizes that the impossible list is NOT a bucket list. From my understanding, a bucket list is just a list…