I feel like every time I sit down to write one of these I’m always trying to figure out where the heck the month went. As an update, I’ve finished writing my dissertation, and now I am working on preparing my public talk or the defense as it’s usually called. This has kept me pretty much MIA with a little pop in here in there on social media. Once I’m done at the end of March I promise I’m going to ramp things up a whole lot, but until yall keep praying for ya girl! For the month of February,…

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So we’ve been doing this while Broke on Purpose thang for almost 24 months and for the first time I’m allowing myself to spend a little more money on my self-care.  I used to do the whole false nails thing, but that got to be a little much for me financially, and I type way too much. I think my lab mates were over my clickety-clacking.  As a natural, I can easily do my hair at home, heck I’ve been doing my hair at home 95% of the time. However, this past September I finally got an appointment with one…

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From the desk of Mr. Broke on Purpose. For some people, a new year means a new beginning. And for others, it seems like it’s more of the same. For people trying to change something in their life this new year comes with a lot of built up promises to oneself. This time of year is also marked by people receiving their yearly W-2 for income tax refunds. Some people tend to use their refunds to make an extravagant purchase, while others pay off bills or play catch up. I often see commercials on tv and hear them on the…

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Welcome to the first official Broke on Purpose Payoff Report of 2017 (the December roundup doesn’t count). I’ll be honest. I’ve had blinders on this entire month, between “he who must not be named” and grinding away at my dissertation I’ve just been focused on one thing, and that’s trying to maintain a sense of sanity. This is why you don’t see our signature duo picture above. I didn’t even realize January was over! It’s been a hard few weeks for me mentally. I do a lot on social media as part of my side jobs and logging in has…

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Thank you TaxSlayer for sponsoring this post. Get simple pricing with no surprises when you e-file with TaxSlayer this tax season! Living Broke on Purpose has significantly reduced the amount of stress in our lives. It forced us to make financial changes that have allowed our day to day become easier. It also forced us to become more organized with our finances. We used to have piles of bills and random receipts laying around the house, in the car, crumpled in coat pockets and at the bottom of my purse, but now that we micromanage our finances we implemented ways to…

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