When I first graduated college, I thought I was making bank…and I spent like it, too. I remember allowing myself to buy an Icee while at the movies, and it was the tip of the iceberg that sent me over the edge. I loved the feeling of not having to worrying about buying $5 frozen juice, and let me tell you, those first few months I ran with that mindset. I purchased those shoes I loved but didn’t really need, rounds at the bar, a new TV…you name, I bought.
However, after a couple of months, I looked at my bank account and noticed that it hadn’t really moved. At all. I thought I was making all of this money, but it ends up I was also spending all of it, too. And for a girl who had bigger plans – like travel and buying a home and starting to save for retirement – this attitude just wasn’t going to cut it. Read More