February 18

Creating a new blog?

Hey everyone,

I’ve been thinking of creating a new blog on top of this blog.

Here’s what the new blog would cover:

  • My financial posts
  • Tips on saving money
  • How to get out of debt and manage finances better
  • Information about my personal finance consultations and classes (eventually)

This blog will cover:

  • Outfit posts
  • Recipes
  • My walk with God
  • Parts of my life that aren’t financial

Let me know your opinions on this.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy.

 

February 17

An Outfit I Wore A While Back Post #2

Hey everyone,

Today, I’m sharing you another outfit I wore a while back.

I wore this outfit to a Wednesday Night Bible Study during the Fall.

Here are the pieces:

  • Tommy Hilfiger shirt (It cost me $6 at a thrift store).

  • Dockers khakis (They cost me $2 at a thrift store).

  • George loafers (They cost me $25 at Walmart).

Here’s how I looked in the outfit:

It cost me $ 33.

Let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 16

An Outfit I Wore A While Back- Post #1

Hey everyone,

I’ve been cleaning pictures off of my phone to have more memory on it.

I noticed that there were some pictures I have never posted to the blog.

I’m going to post those pictures.

The outfit in this picture was worn to a Men’s Breakfast at church several months ago.

Here are the pieces:

  • Merona zip cardigan pull over (It cost me around $25. I bought it at Target 4 years ago).

  • Jos A Bank shirt (It cost me around $30. I bought it at Jos A Bank 3 years ago).

  • Ralph Lauren Jeans (I bought them for $12 on Mercari).

  • Clarks loafers (They cost me around $70 at Belk. I bought them 3 years ago).

Here’s how I looked in the outfit:

 

Let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 15

Chili Recipe

Hey everyone,

The weather got colder last weekend.

I figured it would be a good time to make a warm bowl of Chili.

I wanted to share with you my Chili recipe.

Please note that no meat was put into the chili (e.g. Vegan and Vegetarian friendly).

Below are the ingredients I used:

  • 15 ounce can of light red kidney beans
  • 15.5 ounce can of chili beans
  • 15.5 ounce can of dark red kidney beans
  • 15.25 ounce can of corn
  • 24 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • Crockpot
  • Measuring spoons
  • Can opener
  • Collander

Here is how I made the Chili:

  • I opened the cans of beans and corn with a can opener.

  • I poured the cans into a collander to drain. I gave it 10 minutes to drain. I poured the contents into crock pot.

 

  • I poured the jar of spaghetti sauce on top of the contents in the crockpot.

  • I measured out each spice and seasoning and put each measurement in the crockpot.

  • I mixed all of the contents together.

  • I set the crockpot on high and let it cook for an hour. It was ready in an hour.

 

Let me know what you all think of this recipe.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

February 14

Doing Lent This Year

Hey everyone,

I decided to participate in Lent this year.

It starts between February 14th to March 29th.

However, I’m putting my own twist on it.

Here’s what will happen:

  • I will celebrate it from February 15th to March 31st.
  • I will not spend any money I don’t need to spend from that period of time (no wants).
  • No Netflix, Hulu, DirecTV, nor any form of entertainment.
  • Classes I signed up for from the summit I attended will begin.
  • There will be more reading of books and blogs (that are financial or Christian).
  • I will be listening to videos and podcasts that are Christian or financial.
  • Most of the food sitting in my pantry and storage areas will be consumed.
  • Whatever money I save up will go towards the Dave Ramsey Financial Coaching class I want to take.
  • I will get involved in my church and community (and find a niche).
  • A house project will get done.

I celebrated Fat Tuesday last night and am celebrating Valentine’s Day today.

I will share recipes from those events next week.

Let me know what you all think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 13

My experience with the Work At Home Summit

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with the Work At Home Summit nor related entities (e.g. Work At Home School; Proofread Anywhere). I don’t endorse or condemn this summit. I’m not getting compensated in any way. This is just a personal review of the Work At Home Summit I attended last week.

Hey everyone,

I told some of you on my show a couple of weeks ago that I was attending a summit for people that want to work at home for a career (It was called Work At Home Summit).

It lasted from January 29th (Monday) to February 3rd (Saturday).

I picked a few videos to watch each day.

There were some videos on there that didn’t pertain to my situation.

Each video I watched had enormous amounts of information to share.

I listened to videos pertaining to certain topics:

  • Coming up with a business plan
  • Virtual assisting
  • Accounting and taxes for a business
  • Finding work at home jobs
  • Decision on starting a business
  • Learning about my purpose
  • Writing eBooks
  • Creating an online course
  • Time management
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting on Variable Income

I also watched a few Facebook Live chats with the creator of the summit.

The creator was very encouraging.

I liked how truthful and honest she was.

She also gave away a free eBook pertaining to financial mindsets.

From that book, I learned that the more skills I learn to solve other peoples’ problems, the more money I can make.

I decided to enroll in the beginning level package (Which cost me $147. I found $130 in a dormant savings account. I will pay the rest out of my emergency fund budget at the end of the month).

Because of that, I got a free eBook that will be published later this year.

Overall, it was a good experience. It made me realize that I was meant for more and I can do more in my life than I currently am doing.

I hope this will give me information I will need to start my own Financial Coaching/ Counseling business.

Let me know what you all think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 12

Changes going on at my church

Hey everyone,

There are some changes going on at my church.

My church will be moving to a bigger building (a former mega church building).

It’s going to be closer to my house.

I also won’t have to worry about waiting through red lights and parking issues anymore.

I hope with this change that I can be more involved and find my niche in that church.

Right now, I’m helping getting the church cleaned.

I also pray that more people will attend.

Please pray for my church.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

February 11

How My Surgery Went

Hey everyone,

On my show, I mentioned that I was going to have to get a tooth removed.

It was cheaper than getting a root canal.

I got it done this past Friday.

The appointment was an hour away and early in the morning (8:45 AM).

I decided to get a hotel room and eat out a Chinese buffet the night before.

The surgery was good.

They took the tooth out quickly.

The area my tooth was taken out bled for 2 hours.

I’m having to eat soft foods for a few days.

I also can’t drive anywhere because of the pain medications I’m on.

Here’s a breakdown of the cost of this whole procedure:

  • $21 for prescriptions
  • $146 for the tooth removal
  • $79 for the hotel room
  • $11 for the Chinese buffet
  • $10 for the gas to get there and back
  • $25 for the stuff I needed to recover this week

The overall cost was $292. Everything was budgeted or saved up months ago.

Because of this, I have decided to start taking better care of my teeth.

I will make a daily habit to brush, floss, and rinse my teeth everyday.

I hope this will prevent other teeth from being pulled out in the future.

Let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 10

An Outfit I Wore Recently Post #12

Hey everyone,

I’m going to share with you an outfit I wore recently.

I wore this outfit to last week’s Millennial Buddy Show.

Here are the pieces:

  • Jeffrey Banks Sportcoat (It cost me $3 at a thrift store).

  • Jos A Bank shirt (It cost me around $30 at Jos A Bank. I bought it around 3 years ago).

  • Perma-Prest Slacks (They cost me $2 at a thrift store).

  • Tassel loafers (They cost me around $3 at a thrift store).

Here are the pieces together:

It cost me $38.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

February 9

What I Wore To Church on Sunday 2-4-18

Hey everyone,

I’m going to share with you what I wore to church on Sunday.

I have had a lot of comments on Instagram regarding the shoes.

Here are the pieces:

  • Chaps Sweater (It cost me $5 at a thrift store).

  • Stafford Dress Shirt (It cost me around $20 at JcPenney. I bought it 3 years ago).

  • Old Navy Khaki Pants (It cost me $2 at a yard sale).

  • Brix loafers (They cost me around $30 on Ebay).

Here are the pieces together:

Here’s how I looked in the oufit:

It cost me around $57.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy