4 Tips for a Stress-Free Roommate Experience

When I first started living on my own in Southern California, I. was. broke.

I didn’t have a car, I was skinny because I didn’t have a lot of money for food, and – unlike a lot of my friends – I didn’t have the privilege of just hitting up my parents for cash. They were also broke, so they needed money to survive too.

So, to lower my expenses, I lived with roommates.

And, for most of my adult life, I have shared a room with at least one other person. And, at a couple points in my life, I even shared a 2-bedroom apartment with 4 other people. (Don’t ask me how.)

Now, if you’re like me and you live in an area with a high cost of living, chances are, you’re going to have to live with a roommate. But, believe it or not, living with a roommate can be an awesome experience. It just requires a little extra work upfront to make sure you’re all on the same page.

So, with this in mind, here are my four tips for living with roommates…

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6 Qualities to Look for in A Marriage Partner

Last week, we discussed five different reasons why people should consider marriage. And, although there are many benefits to getting married, including:

  • More financial stability,
  • Lower cost of living,
  • Faster achievement of financial goals, etc.

I definitely don’t want to put out this idea that marriage is a great idea for everyone. In fact, if your marriage does fail, the results can be pretty disastrous!

According to economist, Jay Zagorsky, divorcees can expect an average wealth drop of 77 percent.

Now, you may be asking, “Well, how do I ensure that I have a successful marriage?”  

And, that’s a pretty big topic to cover –

But, one large part of ensuring that you have a successful marriage is making sure you have a great partner to begin with.

So, with this in mind, let’s go through six different qualities to look for in a marriage partner.

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5 Reasons to Get Married (That Have Nothing to Do With Love)

So, today I wanted to talk to you all about something a little bit different and that is the subject of marriage. Or, specifically five reasons to get married that have absolutely nothing to do with love.

Now, just as a quick disclaimer here: I’m definitely not advocating that you shouldn’t love your husband or your wife. It is very important that you love and care for your partner.

But, love should not be your sole basis for getting married.

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How My Father’s Death Inspired Me to Take Control of My Finances

I recently got back from FinCon, which is a conference for nerds who like to blog/vlog/podcast/etc. about money.

There, I shared my story of how my father’s death inspired me to take responsibility for my life, including my finances.

I hope you enjoy it:

A Simple Trick For Reaching Your Money Goals

If you’re worried about reaching your money goals or can’t ever seem to stay on top of your budget, I’m going to share with you a very simple trick that will help you achieve your money goals.

Are you ready for it?

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