Welcome to Refining with Tiffany’s Favorite Money Tips Roundup. Each month I’ll share my favorite personal finance posts. Grab your favorite drink, get comfy in your chair, and check out these posts.
Posts about Paying Off Debt
This is How My Debt Cost Me My Dream Job - Gina shares her story about how she lost her dream job because of her bad credit. Check out her story and her advice to prevent this from happening to you. [Millennial Money Man]
4 Ways to Make Debt Repayment Fun - A look at ways to make paying off your debt fun by turning it into a game. [Wisebread]
Seven Signs Your Debt is Out of Control (and What to Do About It) - Sometimes taking on too much debt can put a real burden on your finances. This post looks at the various signs that your debt may be out of control and how to handle it. [The Simple Dollar]
Posts about Saving Money
Eight Steps to Stop Overspending When You Don’t Know Where to Start - Check out these great tips on how to stop overspending and living paycheck-to-paycheck. [The Simple Dollar]
How the Library is Helping Me Reach Financial Independence - Erin shares how she was able to improve her life through free resources at the library. Maybe it’s time to break out the old library card! [Millennial Money Man]
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11 Important Tips for Saving Money in the Military - Some great advice on how to save money for those in the military. [Money Under 30]
Doing Something is Always Better than Doing Nothing - Ever had the feeling that it’s too hard to improve your finances so you decide not to do anything at all? This post delves into that feeling and shares why even simple steps is better than nothing. [The Simple Dollar]
The Power of the 30-Day Challenge: 10 Challenges that Can Improve Your Finances This Month - A look at several great 30-day challenges that you can do to improve your finances. [The Simple Dollar]
Posts about Budgeting
Stop Using These 5 Excuses Not to Budget - There are so many excuses for not budgeting. This post takes a look at some of the most common excuses and argues why they shouldn’t prevent you from budgeting. [Wisebread]
8 Ways to Keep Boredom from Destroying Your Budget - Boredom can really bust your budget. Here are some great ways to spend your time without spending your money. [Wisebread]
Perform a Life Audit to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2018 - Check out this life audit to determine your goals and create a plan to help you achieve those goals. [Two Cents @ Lifehacker]
Screw Your Financial Statement. What are the Numbers Actually Telling You? - Amanda discusses how certain numbers can tell you a lot about your financial health. My favorite line: “Lack of awareness means you just keep on living your life in the same manner instead of getting to the heart of the money issues.” Check out her post to see how you stand up. [Frugal Confessions]
Don’t Make These 7 Common Mistakes When Choosing a Career Path - Choosing a career can be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make. Here’s a look at some mistakes many people make when choosing their career path. [Wisebread]
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How to Calculate Your Net Worth (and What to Do With It) - Your Net Worth compares your assets and liabilities to determine your financial health. This post shows you exactly how to calculate yours. [Get Rich Slowly]
How to File Income Taxes: A Guide for Filing Your 2017 Taxes - A great resource on exactly how to file your 2017 taxes. [Money Under 30]
How to Keep Your Financial Goals on Your Radar - Stephanie shares her advice on how to keep your financial goals on your radar so that you don’t forget about them. And to keep you motivated. [Six Figures Under]
5 Friend Types that Can Hurt Your Finances - Did you know your friends can affect your financial behavior? This post looks at what to look out for and how to deal with it. [Wisebread]
The Surprising Average 401k Plan Balance by Age - This post delves into the average 401k balances by age. How do you compare? [Money Smart Guides]
Reader Suggestions on How to Handle Expensive Family Expectations - Frugalwoods’ readers shared how to handle family expectations like expensive vacations, gift giving, and dinners out. [Frugalwoods]
4 Money Lessons You Can Learn From the Joneses - We’ve all heard the saying “Keeping Up with the Joneses.” This post looks at some of the money lessons that we can learn by looking at the Jones’s life. [Wisebread]
Refining with Tiffany Posts
Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Warm This Winter - Some great tips on how to stay warm while keeping your heating costs down.
Debt Repayment Update - December 2017 Edition - We shared our first monthly update, in which we were able to pay down our debt by over $1,100. We also share our actual budget and spending.
13 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Budget - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I shared some fun and frugal ways to celebrate with your sweetheart.
How to Make Christmas Easier on Your Budget - Are you sick of scrambling to pay for Christmas? Or even worse, going into debt to pay for Christmas? Take a look at how you can save for Christmas without it wrecking havoc on your finances.
How to Master Your Budget in 9 Simple Steps - Learn the exact steps to create a budget that will help you achieve your financial goals. (Hint...it's the exact steps I use when I budget!)
What was your favorite personal finance post?