Three more days left in 2015, and today is one of them! Johnny and I have been wanting to sit down and hash out our goals/dreams/hopes/resolutions for 2016, but we still haven’t gotten to it! And here we find ourselves, down to the wire. So we have exactly three more nights to make it happen. And then we’ll share them here, of course.
But today, we wanted to take a step back and take a look at 2015 — our OFB year in review, so to speak. And after looking back, we’ve compiled our most favorite posts of 2015. We hope you enjoy!
We’ve got another installment coming your way soon for 2016, so stay tuned!
Cut your cable and save yourself a boatload in the process. It’s been over a year for us now, and we haven’t looked back once.
None of us wants to think about life insurance or why we might need it. So we did all the thinking for you and created this handy guide. If you have anyone who depends on you, make 2016 the year you get life insurance.
In just a few short years, we went from paying off debt to being more financially prepared than we could have ever imagined at that point. And it’s all thanks to our (freaking) budget.
Here’s what we wished we’d said to our friends when we were in the midst of super tight budgeting and getting out of debt.
Life throws us curveballs sometimes, and oftentimes those curveballs cost money we weren’t expecting to pay. But by being financially prepared for a rainy day, we can focus on what’s really important in those moments and not stress about our finances.
One major key to budgeting success and meeting your financial goals is finding your “why,” and this helps you do just that.
Social media has us assuming things about others’ finances that we simply shouldn’t. Budgeting is personal, and that includes not comparing your finances to others’ highlight reel finances.
Life without a budget — what a very scary scenario, indeed. Sometimes the best way to know why something’s important is to realize what life would be like without it.
Let the record show, these are the ten most important rules when it comes to money — at least according to us :).
After buying yet another car this year, we learned (and relearned) the good, the bad, and the ugly to car buying. And we compiled it all just for you.
Real, effective budgeting isn’t fast, easy, or, sexy. This experience was a good reminder of that.
Sometimes budgeting requires giving up a lifestyle we’ve grown used to, even one that feels like part of our identity. Here’s why that’s okay.
Thanks for reading along and being such a huge motivation for us this year (and last year and the year before). We’re ready to give 2015 the boot and make 2016 our best year yet.