9 Ways to Stay Healthy While Sitting All Day

9 Ways to Stay Healthy While Sitting All Day

While having an office job has it’s pros, chances are that you sit at a desk almost all day. Sitting for that many hours a day has many serious health consequences like: Back and neck pain from improper posture. Organ damage from a slower metabolism. Weight gain because you burn less fat while sitting. Damage to eye sight from staring at a computer all day. When I started working my first office job after working several manual labor jobs, I thought I had it made. A cushy chair, an office,…

50 Ideas to Save Money

50 Ideas to Save Money

Are you stuck in a rut with budgeting? Need to make some wiggle room, but not sure how? Sometimes you just need to get a little creative. Here are 50 ways to save money. 1. Cancel subscription box services. Boxes like Ipsy and Birchbox are fun, but they are not sending you products that you actually need. Cancel them and buy products on your own to save money. 2. Make your own cleaning supplies. Did you know you can make your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies for pennies? Here are some…

How I Paid Off $5,000 of Debt in One Year on an Entry-Level Salary

How I Paid Off $5,000 of Debt in One Year on an Entry-Level Salary

Personal finance for millennials is all about finding the right balance. Paying off student loans, saving for retirement, buying health insurance, and generally just living on your own with likely a small salary is challenging. Where do we begin? One of the reasons I started The Latte Budget was because I was slightly frustrated with the extreme stories out there. Sure, they read well. “How I paid of $30,000 of debt in 6 months,” is a story I would want to read. And I do, and it’s awesome. But being…

7 Things You Can Do Today to Make Tomorrow Better

7 Things You Can Do Today to Make Tomorrow Better

I’ll let you in on a secret: organization is one of the biggest keys to success. Time is limited, and organization allows us to optimize our time to meet our goals. Whether you want to get out of debt, save money, or learn a new skill, it all takes time. Since I’ve started my blog as my side hustle, my time has become extremely valuable to me. The only way to balance a full-time job, blogging, freelance writing, planning a wedding and spending time with friends, family, and my fur…

How I Made my First Dollar from Blogging

How I Made my First Dollar from Blogging

The blogging scene has kind of exploded lately. And for good reason. A wealth of information is available through blogs. What I love most about blogging is that the information available has so much less media influence than the news and it’s a free way of learning, unlike taking classes. Though bloggers are rarely accredited experts, I love that I can learn from their experience, not just their knowledge. Personally, I have pretty much always had a blog. I traveled a ton during college, and spent many summers and semesters…

How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search

How to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search

Getting a job is hard. Getting a job in a different city, state or country is even harder. But not impossible. Speaking as someone who found a job 1000 miles away, I’ve been through the feeling of stress, rejection and hopelessness. Here are worthwhile tips on how to conduct a long-distance job search. Network, network, network. Networking is absolutely essential for any job. If you’re just sending your resume out to random companies, you’re likely not even making it past their filter because of your out-of-town address. Networking with people…

My Goals for July

My Goals for July

Before we talk about goals for July, let’s recap June. June was a crazy busy month with moving and wedding stuff and traveling to Nebraska, and July isn’t looking any more calm! I love the chaos though. My sister will be visiting for Independence Day and Fiancé, Dog and I will be driving back to Iowa for a family reunion. This blog will never be a lifestyle or blog simply about my life (my life would put you to sleep), but in order to be transparent with my readers and…

10 Things that Separate Good from Great Employees

10 Things that Separate Good from Great Employees

Are you serious about taking your career to the next level? Curious about what sets employees apart to be considered for promotions, raises, or special projects? With today’s tough job market, us millennials won’t get ahead by being average in our careers. We are competing with people who have been in the market for years and years and thousands of recent college graduates. It can be difficult to get even the most entry level of job in our field. Whether you’re job searching or looking to move up, here are…

5 Ways to Be Productive While Commuting

5 Ways to Be Productive While Commuting

When have I ever NOT been a commuter? From the time I got my first job slinging pizzas, I had to drive 30 minutes over a bridge and into a whole different state for work (small town probs). Today, I still commute. During my hour of commuting time daily, I began getting bored. Like really bored. The radio plays the same songs over and over and who on earth can handle listening to talk shows that early in the morning? Not me. As an attempt to be more intentional with…

10 Ways to Stop Impulse Shopping

10 Ways to Stop Impulse Shopping

How many girls do you know who are fairly decent at budgeting, but then BAM, their closet is spilling over and they can be found at the mall every weekend? I’ll let you in on a secret: that used to be me. Shopping was such an emotional habit for me. I’d shop when I was bored, when I was lonely, when I was stressed, when I was procrastinating. Shopping made me feel better for a little bit, but it wasn’t solving anything. The worst part of it was that I…