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Maggie Perkins

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A recent graduate of Georgia College in Milledgeville, Maggie Perkins is a newlywed living on a small scale farm in Lilburn, GA. She’s working towards balancing student loan payments and new household expenses all while keeping up with work, “pre-marriage” friends and our ever changing lives. Her desire to complete the Tough Mudder conflicts with her love of Nutella and watching House of Cards on Netflix.

Which Harry Potter Character Would Have the Best Credit Score?

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Which Harry Potter Character Would Have the Best Credit Score?

Which Harry Potter Character Would Have the Best Credit Score?

I have been hooked on the Harry Potter series since I was in second grade. I’m one of the kids who truly grew up alongside the characters in the books. When I was asked to choose which character might have the best credit score, it was a tough call. My initial choice was Neville Longbottom,... Read More

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

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9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

9 Money Lessons I Learned From My Parents

My parents are a couple that anyone can look up to financially — not because they drive fancy cars or have a home in Boca (spoiler: they don’t) but because they are resourceful and forward-looking with the money they earn. I’ve always known that financial responsibility is important to my parents, especially my mom. I... Read More

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

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7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

If this is your first holiday season together as a married couple, and you’re still learning how to budget as a household for this time of year, know that there are many ways enjoy the season without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways my husband, James, and I are planning to celebrate while... Read More

How I Got Off My Parents’ Car Insurance

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How I Got Off My Parents’ Car Insurance

How I Got Off My Parents’ Car Insurance

I am a lucky girl. Throughout high school and college, my parents kept me on their car insurance policy. I was an expensive item to add! I kept the cost as low as possible by earning the good student discount, driving a 14-year-old Subaru, never having a speeding ticket and being born a girl. However,... Read More

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

Student loans can be a necessity. They can also be a way out of a more difficult semester or year. In my case, I thought I needed a loan, but in hindsight I see that I didn’t. In personal finance my eternal truth is this: If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. I... Read More

How We Planned a Debt-Free Wedding

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How We Planned a Debt-Free Wedding

How We Planned a Debt-Free Wedding

What do a debt-free wedding and a happy, lifelong marriage have in common? They both require a good deal of self-control! One of the leading causes of divorce is financial distress. Before you get married, you would never plan to be upside-down on a mortgage and fight over every receipt, but it happens. One thing... Read More

How My New Husband & I Budget

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How My New Husband & I Budget

How My New Husband & I Budget

On July 18, I married my husband, James Perkins. In three short months, we have learned how to set up and use a monthly budget with the goal of being a zero-debt household. James is a full-time student and we are supported by my small income and his part-time job. We built into our budget... Read More

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