Thanks for following along on this credit card payoff journey! I’ve previously written about my credit card ban at 6-month and 1-year progress intervals. The Reality Since January, I’ve paid $2,550 toward my card. My balance has decreased from $7,935.67 to $6,437.90, a decrease of $1,497.77 in six months. Since starting my credit card ban (18 months ago), … More Credit Card Ban: 18-Month Check-In
Time certainly is flying! This Sunday, February 10 is the anniversary of my first post! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I’ve started this blog. There have definitely been some up and down moments (ahem, 2017), but within the past few months, I’ve put the wheels in motion to make this the type … More Blog Birthday! | 5th Anniversary
These are some of my “life rules” that I noticed I follow more regularly. I was thinking about this post and how sometimes I feel like I make decisions based on a whim, in reality I’ve already established a set of rules that I follow to get me through life. I’m not saying they are … More My 5 Rules for Living
I’m very proud of myself! I went a whole year without using my credit card!! Past me would never believe it! The Reality Here’s the deal, last January my bill was the highest it had ever been. My spending in 2017 was unfiltered and my credit limit kept increasing, but I didn’t care about paying … More Credit Card Ban: 1 Year Check-In
Posting this on January 1 because I still wanted to do a recap but the holidays were a priority! This year on the blog was pretty major. Especially these last few months, where I really kicked up my content. I created an editorial calendar so certain themes or topics would be posted on those corresponding … More Blog Year in Review 2018
Because why not? If you need ideas and inspiration for your gifting this year, I’ve got you covered! I would be so happy to receive any one of these gifts! *Please note that I might earn a commission for sales made through these links.* 1. 2. 3. 1. HP Blue Sprocket Portable Photo Printer 2. … More Heather’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Talking on the phone is literally the worst. Sometimes it has to be done, but when I wanted to reduce my phone bill, I didn’t speak to anyone in person or over the phone. Most of my experience was with the virtual chat on the Verizon website. I found that asking for help usually led … More How I Reduced My Phone Bill By Half
Talking about money is uncomfortable. Money is a taboo subject, but also, a personal endeavor that one is just supposed to figure out on their own, which I find to be counterproductive. I want to talk about money because at the very least I can figure out a path for financial security that works for … More Credit Card Ban: 6-Month Check-In
Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
Guys, in case you haven’t noticed, there have been some changes to my blog! New URL! I am retiring the hahanella.com URL in place of heather-allen.com. It’s more streamlined and professional. I’ve actually been holding on to the heather-allen.com URL for a while and I was planning on starting a separate website. It was only … More Blog Updates!