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October 2017 Debt Repayment

October 27, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome to October’s debt repayment update where I show you the progress I made on paying off my debt over the last month. If you’re new to Burke Does, you may be wondering why I would want to share these very real and personal numbers on the blog. You can simply skip to the next…

Brasil 2017

October 20, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 7 minutes I spent most of the month of September in Brasil. In the past, I’d have written that sentence as “I spent most of my summer in Brasil.” That became less true when I went off to high school but, from five until 14, I spent every summer in Brasil. Both of my parents worked full…

Prepping for Conferences

October 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, I’m on a bit of a whirlwind series of trips right now that include three conferences: MilspoCON (formerly EMBARK), Milblogging (also known as the Military Influencer Conference), and FinCon! As you may know, I attended FinCon last year and found it to be an absolutely transformative experience, which is why when…

What I did about the Equifax Data Breach

October 9, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 4 minutes There is not a single affiliate link anywhere in this post. These things are not money-making opportunities. They’re real. On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the top three credit reporting agencies, announced a cybersecurity incident that could have impacted nearly 150 million Americans. If you haven’t already heard about this, you can read more…

I Said Yes.

October 2, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Reading Time: 7 minutes Casey and I often talk about how our relationship was built on weekend getaways. When we first started dating, nearly four years ago, we were only a 2.5 hour drive apart. Only I had a car, though, and 5 hours round trip for a new relationship is rough. Instead, we’d pool for a hotel, and…