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Fall Reading List

Fall always feels like the perfect season to turn serious. To get ready for a winter of hunkering down and spending a bit more time indoors than out. It's less summer pool party vibes and more hot apple cider and a good, long book vibes. Of course, in Oklahoma, that...

How to Check Your Credit Score and Why It Matters

Credit scores and credit reports can feel like really murky waters. Figuring out what a good credit score is can feel daunting, let alone even figuring out how to make yours better. I remember being afraid of checking my credit score for years because I was worried it wasn’t excellent. But don’t worry, everyone has to start from the bottom, and the basic rules are pretty simple to understand. Here’s all the basics on credit scores explained. 

Summer Reading Recap

This summer was the first time that I picked out a bunch of books to read over a season. I found that I really enjoyed it! Picking books to read over a certain season can direct your reading life and ensure that you get to the books you want to read most, not just the...

August Goals

Each month I write a recap of how the previous month's goals went (ie I usually confess) and then I list out my goals for next month. The reason that I do this is twofold. For one, it causes me to think through how I actually want to be spending my resources over the...

How to Bounce Back After Vacation

I've heard so many people say that they need a post-vacation vacation, and I've certainly felt like this a number of times. Traveling is exhausting. Oftentimes, when you're on vacation, you spend a lot more time than usual out in the sun or walking around. This is...

Top Things to Buy on Amazon Prime Day

Big sales like Amazon's Prime Day can be awesome, especially if you're smart about them. Prime Day is Amazon's big annual sale, exclusively for Prime Members. It's kind of become a thing the last few years, with sales similar to Black Friday. If you're not currently a...

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