3 Effortless Ways to Grow Your Savings Account

Hey Royals! Happy New Year. I hope you guys have had a stellar holiday season and your 2017 is off to a great start. This is the time of the year that most of us are embarking on new goals/resolutions and one very common goal revolves around finances. Many people want start the new year with the plan to save more money, but then life starts happening and the first thing thrown to the wayside is your savings goal. While I’ve shared a few ways to budget your money, and ultimately create a savings, I recognize that it can sometimes be hard to stick to a budget and be dedicated to saving money. This is why I’m going to share the 3 mindless ways the Boy and I will be growing our savings accounts this year. (more…)

3 Tips for Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 2017

I can’t believe there are only two days left in 2016. It seems as though the year FLEW by and we’re all staring 2017 in the face…regardless of if we’re ready or not. As is typical of this time of the year, I’ve started contemplating the things I’d like to accomplish in 2017. A lot of people, myself included, tend to make over zealous New Year’s resolutions that they work on for several weeks and then forget all about. This year I’m going to use something I learned in graduate school to hopefully create goals for 2017 that I actually complete. (more…)

3 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Co-Workers

I can’t believe Christmas is just 3 days away. In case you’re new here, I work at small company, with only 8 employees, so we all tend to give one another gifts for Christmas. I’ve been so busy getting the house ready and buying gifts for my loved ones, that I hadn’t given much thought to doing anything for my co-workers. With today being our last day before we break for the holiday, I was in a bit of a panic coming up with some last minute gift ideas yesterday. I took to my bible of great ideas, aka Pinterest, and found a few great last minute gift ideas for coworkers that I just had to share with all of you. (more…)

The 3 Things I Love About JORD Watches + GIVEAWAY

This post was sponsored by JORD. I received a timepiece in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are mine and mine alone. Please see my full disclosure statement for more information.

Happy Holidays Royals! I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season and are going to be spending a lot of time with friends and family over the next few weeks. For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to help all of be successful this season by creating a holiday gift guide for him, a holiday gift guide for her, how to make the most of your winter break, and 3 holiday must-have checklists. On the holiday gift guide for him, I recommended a JORD watch for your husband/boyfriend. Honestly, I think any person, man or woman, would love to receive a JORD watch during this gift giving season and I’m here to share the 3 things I love most about JORD watches. (more…)

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break

Undergraduate and graduate students are breathing a sigh of relief as they enjoy the fact that their finals are either behind them or will be by the end of the week. Most are now staring a few well deserved weeks of winter break in the face and may be a little overwhelmed with their new found freedom. Many may be tempted to spend their entire winter break catching up from the numerous all nighters school forced them to pull. The problem with that is that your break is temporary and you will eventually have to return back to the struggle that is higher learning. Here are six tips to help you make the most of your winter break. (more…)