I’ll be honest, when I picked up #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso I never thought there would be so many valuable personal finance lessons in it. Business advice, tips, and motivation were my expectations, but what I received was a well rounded, personal account of someone who did the unexpected in her own way. Read More
Most people assume that checking your credit report negatively affects your credit score, however that isn’t always the case. This concern is warranted whether you have carefully built your credit score to it’s current standing or you are in the process of rebuilding it. It’s important to understand how the the FICO algorithm works and what actions impact your credit score. Credit is like a puzzle and if you are are unaware of how all the pieces work, your score could be negatively affected. Read More
You booked your next international trip! Exciting!
But no matter how experienced a traveler you may be, there are a few unexpected costs of traveling abroad that you will want to consider when planning your next trip. These unexpected expenses add up quickly and can sabotage your travel budget if you’re not prepared.Read More
Meal prep is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to achieve your financial and health goals. If you’re like most people, you’re super busy and it seems as if there is never enough time in the day to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Amidst all of the responsibility, striving to live a healthier lifestyle becomes somewhat of a distant memory.
However, by proper planning and preparing, you’ll be more successful at achieving your health (and financial) goals.Read More
Go to college. Get a job. Get married. Buy a house.
Most of us were sold the American Dream of a house with a white picket fence, two cars, and a dog. However, recently people have discovered the hard way that if those dreams were heavily financed with debt the American dream can quickly become a nightmare. Read More
The other day a friend and I were talking about the mistakes of our past and we jokingly said that hindsight is clearer than 20/20; hindsight is Lasik Vision. The beauty of time is it allows you to reflect on your past decisions, and if you are fortunate and open to change, you grow from them.
Now lets get insurance!
Well I guess I kinda got straight to the point with that title huh?
If you follow me on a social media or know me in person this isn’t news to you. But it’s news to on MyFabFinance.com and I figured it was time to let the cat out of the bag.
This post is adapted from a post I wrote in 2013. I figured right after the $16 Billion BOA settlement would be as good a time as any. I recall opening my first bank account. I was so proud. My mom took me to Wachovia (RIP Wachovia, thanks for the memories) and cashed my first paycheck from my grocery-bagging job a Winn Dixie.