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Knowing Your Why When Paying Down Debt

February 11, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

It is important to know your “why” when you are paying down debt, because it will help you to stay motivated when times get hard. Digging your way out of this deep hole will not be simple, but when you have something motivating you, you will not give up so easily on your financial goals.…

February 2017 Goals

February 1, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Welcome to February’s goal setting report where I show you progress on last month’s goals, how I set goals, and set new goals for the month. If you’re new to Burke Does, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my month goals and share my failures and vulnerabilites right with my successes.…

Let’s Talk Politics For a Second

January 31, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

To the bloggers staying “on brand” as if nothing is happening: know that everyone sees you, and thinks you’re a tedious coward — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) January 29, 2017 Yes, Chelsea, yes. I recognize the privilege that I walk around with. My hair and eyes are dark. My skin is white. My name, though unconventionally…

January 2017 Debt Repayment

January 27, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Welcome to January’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…

2017 Quarter 1 Spending Ban: Cosmetics, Books, and Clothes

January 17, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

In the middle of last year, I issued my own categorical spending ban. For quarter three- July, August, and September- I told myself I was not going to spend any money on books or cosmetics. I was successful and did not violate my ban once! Going into quarter four- October, November, and December- I reflected…

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