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I’m Going to Flip a Property in 2018!

Filed in Investing, Money by on December 31, 2017 4 Comments
I’m Going to Flip a Property in 2018!

Several weeks ago I told my husband: “I’m going to flip a property in 2018!” He scoffed at me, as a grouchy husband usually does when a wife proclaims such a lofty statement when a wife has no real estate investing experience (other than the rental property we one which doesn’t really generate any positive […]

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I’ve Lost 10 Pounds and Damn I Feel Great!

Filed in Health, Weight Loss by on December 31, 2017 0 Comments
I’ve Lost 10 Pounds and Damn I Feel Great!

I was certain Halloween would be my downfall. I’d gain the dreaded 5-10 pounds and I would be like everyone else–resolving to lose it come January 1st. But then it didn’t happen. So when December rolled around and we took a family trip to Costa Rica, followed by Christmas, I thought, “This. This is when […]

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When Your Spouse Doesn’t Support Your Success or Career

Filed in Family by on March 13, 2017 14 Comments
When Your Spouse Doesn’t Support Your Success or Career

Sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to be successful in both career and family life. But then I’ll talk to someone who’s leading the example and I know that it can be done. However, it’s never been the case in my household. Last night I mentioned to my husband that I’d definitely like to attend the […]

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“Don’t Get Your Priorities Confused” She Said…

Filed in Balance, Career, Family by on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
“Don’t Get Your Priorities Confused” She Said…

How do you respond when your mother, albeit well-meaning, sends you this text because you’ve just gotten back from your third business trip in less than three weeks? “Don’t get your priorities confused…” I had just returned from what had been the most amazing trip to Jacksonville, Florida where I was a power-house on stage […]

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What Happens When I Don’t Schedule My Life

Filed in Balance, Family by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
What Happens When I Don’t Schedule My Life

Every day it’s clear that I need structure and organization in my life. Since I work from home it’s difficult to keep those lines perfectly drawn. Every time is work time. I get sucked into it. I love what I do! And because I love what I do, I want to work on it all the time. […]

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Filed in Life Moments, Uncategorized by on June 25, 2015 2 Comments
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Sometimes it seems like everyone’s got their crap together but you, doesn’t it? That’s how I felt this week when I had the opportunity to attend a conference called the IAB Small Publishers Fly-In conference (if you live in the Washington, DC area–you must go! Google sponsored it and they fed us food and drink well). The […]

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When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Filed in Spending, Uncategorized by on October 17, 2014 2 Comments
When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Recently while going home from work I stopped by McDonld’s to pick up a small fry and a hot fudge sundae. I know–don’t judge me. Not the healthiest thing to eat. But I wasn’t going to be home for dinner, and dammit, I just wanted some junk food. So I pull out my checking debit card […]

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How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

Filed in Money, Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on February 4, 2014 7 Comments
How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

I’m not really a cheap person. I mean, I did get rid of cable to save nearly $80 a month…..and I shop a ton of thrift stores in order to decorate my house….but I do invest a lot of money into electronic devices–cell phones, tablets, and my huge 27-inch desktop computer (yes, 27-inch!).  I drop […]

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Is it Okay Being Mediocre?

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 8, 2013 10 Comments
Is it Okay Being Mediocre?

I’ve never excelled at anything in life.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that. And I’m not saying that as a “woe is me” statement to sucker empathy out of anyone. It’s just a matter of fact. As a child, I was labeled as “having potential,” which just meant that some adult felt that I […]

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7 Reasons You Hate the Word “Retirement”

Filed in Saving, Uncategorized by on October 12, 2013 6 Comments
7 Reasons You Hate the Word “Retirement”

What happens when you hear the word “retirement”? Are you like a kid who covers their ears– “la-la-la-la-I-can’t-heeeaarrr-yooouuuu” hoping to drown out the conversation? Well, I’m not going to slam you for shutting down when you hear the word “retirement,” because I do it, too. But we can’t run anymore, my friends. In fact, I’ve […]

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