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A Q4’17 Saving Update – How did I do in 2017?

I can’t believe the year is over! It’s flown by; I don’t know if that’s a result of getting older, or because it’s just been a crazy year. A year ago, if you had told me that I would be closing in on a six-figure net worth, growing my income by 20%, and generally crushing my financial goals, I would’ve …

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A Cash Fasting Retrospective: How is this blog doing?

I started this blog over Labor Day Weekend in 2016. At the time, all I had was a passion for personal finance and no outlet. Thus, Cash Fasting was born. As some of you may know, I do numbers in my day job (for a large media company). Seems blogging-relevant, right? Well, sort of. The more I learn in my …

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The Cash Fasting Gift Guide: Low Budget Gift Ideas

Unless you’ve decided to not gift any presents this year, the holiday season can be rough for us frugal-minded folks. Generally, I try to avoid spending money, but I don’t skip out on holiday gifting. I enjoy giving gifts! Staying on a budget over the holidays┬áhasn’t always been successful in the past. Well, I’m getting smarter this year. After much …

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My 2018 Financial Goals

One of the best benefits, in my opinion, of blogging, is that the goals I write about are always accessible. It’s not like resolutions of the past, where I’d write something on a piece of paper but completely forget about it only a few weeks later. When I set my 2017 goals, I knew I wanted to focus on financial …

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A Cash Fasting Reveal: My Net Worth

Prior to this summer, when I paid off my student debt, I didn’t think about my net worth. Why? I’ve been using Mint as a budget calculator for over four years, and the site couldn’t account for my loan balance because I owed my parents, not the bank. However, now that I’m done with debt, things have changed. Why am …

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Cash Fasting Round 7: A Two-Week No Spend Guest Challenge!

After over a year of Cash Fasting away by myself (or otherwise roping in poor Ian), someone has made a contribution! Of course, it was a real-life friend who reached out – you’ve met her before; it’s Alice, my fellow friend in frugality. For two weeks, she attempted a full no-spend challenge. Let’s see how she did.