How I Bought a House as a Self-Employed 24 Year Old

Buying a house has been an exciting, stressful, wonderful experience that was a wild ride beginning to end. I documented a lot of the process on Instagram and I got a handful of questions (and assumptions 🙃) about how I bought a house at 24.  Now, here’s a bit of a spoiler alert: I live in an area where housing is super accessible. I dipped into my savings account for the down payment, and now my monthly mortgage is significantly less than my rent was. With that said, I have always been really good with money. My parents would get…

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Give Your Room a Makeover with Modsy: Apartment Edition

This post is written in collaboration with Modsy. All opinions are my own. I moved into my dream apartment a few months ago, furnished it with the necessities, and then kind of lost motivation. Once I got my desk and my couch and my TV and a few decor pieces for good measure, it felt done enough that I didn’t have that same drive to constantly check Goodwill for new furniture pieces or peruse the home decor aisles of Target in an obsessive manner. Despite my lack of fervor in completing the decorating process, I’ll be the first to admit…

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Everything I Bought When I Moved Into My New Apartment

If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, you might not know that I moved over the weekend! After moving back to Illinois after living in New York, I settled back with my parents while my savings account recovered from NYC. As great and comfortable as living at home was, at 22 I thought it was time to venture out. I’m in the downtown area of my hometown (right across the street from my favorite restaurant in the world!) and living in a one bedroom (that’s about 3x the size and 1/3 of the price of my old New York apartment.)…

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