How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us

How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us - My Life, I Guess

Throughout this blog and social media, I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I really struggled after being laid off back in April of 2014. How I struggled for over 2 years to find a full-time job. How working a part-time, minimum wage job in my 30s affected my mental health. And, of course, how I struggled financially after my personal income was cut by over 75%. But I...

How My Mistake Cost Me $425

How My Mistake Cost Me $425 - My Life, I Guess...

As a personal finance blogger, this is a bit embarrassing to admit. But I recently made a mistake. A mistake that cost me $425. Like many of us millennials, I’m struggling to pay back my student loan. The monthly payment they expect me to make is close to $600. (Which, in case you were wondering, is more than 25% of my monthly income.) It is not an amount that I...

Money, Mistakes and Making the Most of It

Money, mistakes and making the most of it - My Life, I Guess...

When I started My Life, I Guess… I didn’t really think about where this blog would take me. I’ve had several blogs before that were read by only a handful of people. I assumed that this one would be no different. My life was at a crossroad and I thought that blogging about it was the right outlet for me at the time. It was just another blog. A place...

How I Spent $10,000 on Nothing

How I Spent $10,000 on Nothing - My Life, I Guess...

What would you do if you had $10,000? You’ve probably been asked this before and daydreamed about what your answer would be. Would you take a trip somewhere? Pay down your debt? Buy something that you’ve always wanted? Now let me ask you this: What would you actually do if you had $10,000? I bet you wouldn’t actually do any of these things. At least not to the extent that...

We Finally Caught Up on Our Bills

We Finally Caught Up on Our Bills - My Life, I Guess

This week was significant in my financial life. For a reason that used to be completely insignificant to me. We finally caught up on our bills! I imagine some of you reading this won’t understand why this is a big deal. I mean, paying your bills is pretty boring to think about, let alone write about. But I also imagine some of you understand all too well why I feel...