Spring Cleaning: 10 Things To Do For Your Finances

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL. Unless you filed for an extension, by now you should have filed your taxes and the early birds among you may have already received your tax refund (assuming you didn’t owe, of course). Brandon and I received our tax refund back in February because we were…

6 Tailwind Tribes That Helped Me Grow My Blog

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL. I felt so late to the Tailwind party when I first joined the platform about a month or so ago. I’d been hearing about it for almost a year but never bothered to sign up for it because I was already over-extended on my blog expense budget…

Top Tips to Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans Early

Guest post by: David Chen of Millennial Personal Finance For many Americans, student loans are a fact of life.  College or graduate school is simply out of reach without some form of student loans, and most of us will spend years paying back Uncle Sam or a private student loan company for our degrees.  When…

How to Save Money Dining Out (Without Being an Ass)

There’s a big difference between being frugal and being cheap (there is also a huge difference between being cheap and being a complete ass). Do y’all remember that story  that went viral about the couple that put five $1 bills on the table and took a dollar away if the server disappointed them? Whether the…

MailChimp vs ConvertKit – Which One is Right For You?

This post includes affiliate links which help support and maintain FBL. One of the most popular pieces of advice floating around online for bloggers is to build your email list. There are thousands (millions?) of articles about how to build your list, what to create as an opt-in offer, how often to communicate with your list,…

Brawny Reminds Women That #StrengthHasNoGender

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias I am so excited to be teaming up with Brawny today to talk about strong women! They recently changed up their iconic branding (for a limited time) to showcase a strong woman on the front of the…

My Top Time Management Tips for Achieving Balance

This post includes affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands that support FBL. A lot of people ask me how I find the time to work a full-time outside the home career, manage my blog and social media accounts, and commit to my marriage in the way it seems I do. I know it sounds like a lot…

Spring-Inspired Style with JORD (and Giveaway!)

Thank you to JORD for providing a complimentary wood watch.  I can’t wait any longer! I want to start talking about baseball, effortless style, warm weather, and natural elements in our wardrobe like this cool watch from Jord! Yes, officially, we are still about three weeks away from the first day of spring but I start embracing…

Discussing Finances and Money Management Before Marriage

Combining finances after marriage is no joke! When Brandon and I married back in 2011, there were a ton of questions to ask and decisions to make that we hadn’t yet thought or talked about together. We had very different approaches to how we managed our money and those first couple of months were kind of…

The Bible Verses that Guide my Intentional Life

A week ago or so I was lamenting over blogging statistics with my friend Christine from Simply Stine. I was sharing a bit about the growth I’ve seen recently, celebrating the goals I’d achieved, and whined about the goals I didn’t achieve. One of the things that left me feeling disheartened was the limited growth I…

7 Self-Love Habits to Cultivate in Your Life

‘Self-Love’ was my word of the year for 2016 and I failed miserably. I had vowed to be less self-critical, more fearless with my heart, and more committed to self-care. I had sworn that I was going to spend last year nurturing myself, heart, body, and soul. I didn’t follow through on those promises to…

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