How to Live When Rent is 50% of Your Income

With rising inflation and getting less for your buck, it can be hard to live on your own and still be able to live out your twenties how you envisioned them. Last year, we took a big plunge and rented an apartment after 3 years of living with my nana rent free. Fresh into our jobs, it was nearly impossible to find a place at that desired 30% of your income. Although our rent took up about 50% of our take home pay, we still managed to travel to 10 different cities (including 2 weekend trips to Montreal) over the last year. I’ve arranged a few guidelines that we follow in order to create lasting memories as well as paying all of our bills on time.
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How to Travel Down the East Coast in 4.5 Days

As millenials, we often have to make the choice between paying bills and having fun. Let’s be real, it isn’t as easy to travel the world as Instagram makes it seem. We have very limited time as well as resources, so we often have to make the best with what we got.

Here’s the way we were able to travel from Boston to Myrtle Beach and back home in four and a half days. Yes, we’re crazy!
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101 Things in 1001 Days

Hello!!  What better way to kick off a blog than to make a bucket list and take you on my journey of completing it! I’ve seen this all over Pinterest, and I was thinking about how great of an idea it is, so here goes.

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. All tasks must be reachable and require some sort of effort.

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past — frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
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