The Average Hustle

Travel – Life – Money

Your Money Is A Vote For What’s Important To You

I’m pretty open about the fact that I work at a small retail business. Small Businesses are the cornerstone of neighborhoods. They’re run by people who live close to you and have family members in the local schools. Plus, they often hire locally and support local charities when they can! However, just because I LOVE small businesses doesn’t mean, I […]

Goal Updates & Books I Read

It’s that time of the month! We all set big goals on January 1, and I’m here to update you on mine! This is how I plan on staying accountable and actually achieve my goals. I didn’t make every goal in January, but I did make plans and set them in motion to achieve some of the financial ones. Here’s […]

Weddings On A Budget: 6 Tips

As you may have read, we got married last September! We’ve told you about the benefits of a Las Vegas wedding and about how we saved money on Welcome Bags, but now we wanted to share a few tips on how you can save money on any wedding if you’re just now starting your planning. It can be overwhelming at […]

Do You Stock Up At Sales?

Winston and I have a standing date every Sunday! First, we eat at Cava, our favorite fast Mediterranean restaurant, and then we walk around the mall. It gives us a little exercise in the winter, plus it’s excellent people watching! Right after Christmas, we found ourselves going into the stores and picking up a few items. Normally, we just walk […]

An Ode To Health Insurance

During the last few weeks, this is what my medical care is looking like: The Eye Doctor The Emergency Room Given a shot My Primary Care Doctor Had 2 different tests done Given a prescription Flu Shot Back to My Primary Care Doctor Given a second prescription to take in conjunction with the first one Back to the hospital for […]

Small Business Shopping

I work at a small business, so it only makes sense that I’m a huge advocate for Small Business Saturday. When I woke up in the morning, I went to my favorite small business to work for 8 hours (yep – I work on Saturdays), stopped to buy a gift at a different small business, and then Winston and I […]

Our Next International Trip

When we started planning our wedding, one of the most common questions we were asked was: “Where are you honeymooning?” Great question! We got married so quickly that we decided to go on our honeymoon a few months after the wedding, so we could only focus on one thing at a time. Now that we’ve been married a month, we’re […]