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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…

Spending Log // Week 2

January 14, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie

Welcome to this week’s Spending Log! This is my explanation of all the money I spent in the last week. The week number aligns with the week in the year. My hope with the spending logs is that over time I can become increasingly more intentional and transparent with my spending. HOLY MOLY I SPENT…

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