Thankfulness the Wright Way

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Disclaimer:

I am fully aware of how cheesy/cliche/unoriginal it may seem to write a post about all the things I’m thankful for the day before Thanksgiving, but it’s necessary for me. I will admit that I’m the type who often looks at the glass being half-empty, which is not something I’m proud of, but it’s also a tough mindset to break away from. One way to force myself to think some positive thoughts every now and then is by thinking of what in my life is actually good. With that being said, here are the five (not all financially related) things that I am grateful for. Continue reading

First World Problems.

I’ve been going back and forth about sharing my current dilemma, because bringing it up makes me feel like a spoiled brat. Then I told myself that if I blog about it, it might give me a little clarity. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I am a veteran and I am currently in school. I’m on track to graduate next spring, and after nearly a decade from when I first started college, I will FINALLY have my Bachelor’s degree. Continue reading

Who’s Paying The Rent?

I have yet to speak on the topic of money and relationships, and one of the reasons why is because it can get pretty heated. There’s one news article after another pronouncing that the #1 cause for divorce is money, and for obvious reasons. Money can be easy to come by, but it’s just as easy to spend up and find yourself strapped for cash. If you get into a relationship with someone whose attitude towards money is the complete opposite of your own, things can go south quickly. Continue reading

Home Ownership: American Dream or Nightmare?

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Growing up, I remember my parents moving our family from a small, cramped two-bedroom apartment in an area that was quickly turning into the “hood,” to a 3-bedroom home in a quiet suburban neighborhood. We had a basement, a big backyard to play in, and a driveway where my stepdad would put up a goal for the family to shoot basketball on the weekends. My parents still live in that house until this day, and that house has always been a symbol of stability in my mind. Continue reading

I Deserve It.

 

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I was inspired to write on this topic after seeing a Facebook post by Alanya Kolberg, who specializes in investment educating. She was speaking about how there are many resources available to people based on their status such as food stamps, disability, and even the option to file bankruptcy. She mentioned there is a stigma towards anyone that utilizes those resources, and people are looked down upon for using government assistance Continue reading