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How to Save Money: The Magic of 5

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 13, 2013 5 Comments
How to Save Money: The Magic of 5

  So now that my credit card debt has skyrocketed because of blogging conferences, I’m looking for some ways to free up some extra cash to pay them down. My previous 20 Ways to Make More Money and Cut Expenses is a good place to start. But the other day I heard THE most fantastic tip […]

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Time to Consider Another Cheap Wireless Plan?

Filed in Money, Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on June 30, 2013 8 Comments
Time to Consider Another Cheap Wireless Plan?

  You knew this post was coming, right? After that lengthy post that I did about how to get rid of cable to save money….. It only makes sense that we now evaluate cheap wireless plans and why you may want to consider switching cell phone plans to save money and t0 stay more connected to […]

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Make a Good First Impression With a Healthy Smile

Filed in Health, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on June 24, 2013 16 Comments
Make a Good First Impression With a Healthy Smile

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are mine, and always will be! One the most important keys to success in life is making a good first impression. It’s what people are going to remember–those […]

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Save Money: How to Get Rid of Cable!

Filed in Get Rid of Cable, Saving, Utilities by on May 27, 2013 101 Comments
Save Money: How to Get Rid of Cable!

(UPDATE): Click here to read “We Got Rid of Cable. Now What??” about what it’s like being without cable after 2 years. Not sure how to get rid of cable? Well, getting rid of cable is like trying to break up with a bad boyfriend: You really don’t want him anymore, and you swear you’re going to dump […]

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Goal Setting: Baby Steps DO Count!

Filed in Goal Setting, Uncategorized by on April 17, 2013 27 Comments
Goal Setting: Baby Steps DO Count!

Last week I got into a heated debate with my good friend….to the point where she was calling me “sweetheart” (and believe me, she didn’t mean “sweetheart” as a term of endearment!) We were arguing about the best way to weight loss and the definition of a “diet.” We both had started Weight Watchers about […]

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Take Back Your Morning With Seattle’s Best Coffee

Take Back Your Morning With Seattle’s Best Coffee

I think women would be happier if we gave ourselves permission to be more selfish. We take care of others and make sure that their needs and happiness are taken care of, but put our own needs and happiness on the back burner because there just isn’t enough time in the day to “get it […]

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Keeping Your Heart Happy and Healthy

Filed in Health, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on February 21, 2013 24 Comments
Keeping Your Heart Happy and Healthy

Ten years ago I got a call one early morning from my half-sister to tell me my dad had died of a massive heart attack. Although he and I, unfortunately, weren’t close, the news rendered me speechless, and as clear as day, I remember that huge lump that formed in my throat, cutting off my […]

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When Passion Ruins Your Life

Filed in Balance, Family, Health, Relationships, Uncategorized by on February 1, 2013 29 Comments
When Passion Ruins Your Life

What are you passionate about? Maybe you’ve just started a new business initiative, and you’re fired up about it. Or perhaps you’re an avid blogger or crafter or gym rat, and you invest numerous hours into perfecting your craft. But have you ever considered that maybe your passion is ruining your life? Let me explain: […]

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Is It Ever Okay to Splurge on A Budget?

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Spending by on January 25, 2013 5 Comments
Is It Ever Okay to Splurge on A Budget?

  In one of my recent popular posts, the Top 5 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Money, most people were in agreement with these 5 lies. In fact, frugal freelance writer Donna Freedman over at MSN Money was even inspired by my post and added her own 2 cents in an article, 10 Money […]

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20 Ways to Make More Money and Cut Your Expenses

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Saving, Spending by on January 15, 2013 24 Comments
20 Ways to Make More Money and Cut Your Expenses

Recently I confessed to you that we’re living paycheck-to-paycheck. The comments that you all posted in response to the post were pretty awesome. It was comforting to hear that some of you all are living paycheck-to-paycheck, too. (But shout out to Holly, from Happy Food Healthy Life who commented that her family is DEBT FREE thanks […]

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