I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say 2016 has been quite a year! Many people are ready for it to be completely over I just can’t help but sit back and want to reminisce about our year. When we originally started Broke on Purpose, the goal was to get control of our declining finances and in doing so start a conversation about money. We weren’t looking for any big life-changing things to happen we simply just wanted people to become more financially aware. The best way we knew to do this was to share our experience. One my personal…

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This year we’ve had a couple of windfalls come our way. Windfalls are described as unexpected monetary gifts. It’s like winning the lottery or getting an inheritance. I love it when a windfall comes because in my head I’m immediately calculating the many ways we can put that money to use to help propel us further into our debt payoff plan.  This month a windfall came our way in the form of an end of the year bonus. Mr. Broke on Purpose has been getting an end of the year bonus for the last couple of years, but I never…

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m an ex-shopaholic. Quitting shopping cold turkey to get a handle on our finances was hard for me. I’d see the word sale pop up on an email from my favorite store and just start itching. It took a while, but I realized it wasn’t my addiction that was causing me to go out and shop, but it was my closet. I was unhappy with it, and because I was unhappy with it, I’d go out and spend money on clothes and accessories that I thought would make me happy. It was a never ending cycle…

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Okay, so somehow the end up of the month snuck up on me. One minute I was eating leftover Turkey Pot Pie and the next I realize that I’m late on getting up on end of the month debt pay off report. It’s as if time doesn’t exist and one day just melds into the next. t I know in the last payoff report I was all like “we’re going to work like crazy to bring in extra income,” and that was my initial goal going into November, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I…

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Is it wrong that this Thanksgiving I decided I didn’t want to deal with all the hassle? I mean I love to cook, but unless family comes to visit it’s usually just Marcus and myself. Last Thanksgiving, I slaved over the stove while also running back and forth to the lab juggling some pretty important experiments. While the food was great Thanksgiving just wasn’t enjoyable for me at all. I was running myself ragged to try to keep up with a tradition and what for? So we can say we did it? This year I decided I wasn’t going to…

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