The Unconventional Traveler

Browsing Category:

Adulting

Adulting, Career

Best Planners for Young Professionals

Links with an asterisk are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own. Now that you’re out of college, your needs for a planner are different. As a young professional, I struggled to find the best planner that had everything I needed. Why should you use a planner/why will it help young professionals? To help you decide which planner will be your perfect  ...

Continue Reading

Adulting, Wellness

Why I Decided to Stop Drinking Alcohol

This is a question I get often by people entering my life and people I haven’t caught up with since college. The circumstances where I am asked this question are interesting. It’s very similar to the, “Hey, how are you doing? Good. And you? Good” situation. You know…if you’re having a bad day, you can’t just respond with “not good” because then it requires the person who’s already walked past you to stop and ask “why” simply for the sake of not wanting to seem rude. So you just say,  ...

Continue Reading

Adulting

Pros and Cons of Credit Cards and Cash

The pros and cons of credit cards and cash aren’t something that is talked about in school. And sometimes, people aren’t aware of the negative impacts of incorrectly using a credit card until they’ve realized they made a mistake. In an effort to prevent others from learning the hard way, I wrote this blog post to help others understand the pros and cons of using credit cards and cash. Pros of credit cards It’s the quickest way to build your credit score (if used  ...

Continue Reading

Adulting

What I Learned From Dave Ramsey About Paying off Student Loans

One day, I heard my roommate and her boyfriend talking about debt snowballing. I asked them to explain it to me and where they learned about it. She lent me the Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. This book teaches people with families and low income on how to pay off debt and start building wealth. At that point in my life, I was a recent college grad paying off student loans with a part-time retail job. So I certainly fell into the debt and low-income categories. In this book, Dave  ...

Continue Reading