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Sometimes Money Doesn't Matter

February 18, 2016

Yesterday I had to put down my beloved dog, Max. Max had been by my side during some of the most difficult parts of my life, including my divorce and the first time I had ever lived alone. He was always around to comfort me when I felt sad or scared. He was also content … Continued

How Type A People Can Have a Plan, But Not Be So Rigid

October 28, 2015

In the last few months I’ve gone through a lot of periods of change and self-growth and acceptance. Like this article says, I truly think that becoming a full-time freelancer has made me into a better, and happier, person. I’m definitely still a Type A (100%) and I don’t think that will ever change, but … Continued

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Stress

October 21, 2015

No matter if you are stressed about money, about work, family, friends, or something else entirely, stress is not good for your body or your budget. Of course, some amount of stress in life is natural. But left un-checked at high levels or for long periods of time, stress can be very damaging to your … Continued

10 Great Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

August 31, 2015

Not to panic you, but there are only 16.5 weeks left until Christmas and 14 weeks until Hanukkah! Really that is plenty of time to get ready, but the sooner you get started, the more time you will have to think of amazing, one of a kind gifts to give to family and friends. I … Continued

10 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Funky Mood

August 26, 2015

Do you ever find yourself in a funky mood where you don’t really feel bad, but you don’t really feel good? I do and although it’s not nearly as often as it used to be (now that I’m self-employed), it still happens to me from time to time. Not sure what a “funky mood” is? … Continued

Why You Should Rock the Boat

July 29, 2015

Today’s guest post was written by my new blogger friend, Tre from House of Tre. I hope you enjoy it! Society is good at letting us know what is expected of us. What we need to do to be successful. How many children we are supposed to have. The career path we are supposed to … Continued

Learning to Say "No"

July 17, 2015

Learning to say “No” is one the absolute hardest things I’ve ever tried to do. I suppose it’s because I’ve always been kind of a people-pleaser. I like it when people are happy with me (don’t we all), and one the easiest ways I could think of the make sure this happened was by saying “Yes” … Continued

10 Frugal Activities to Beat the Heat

July 13, 2015

With temperatures across the country soaring into the triple digits at times, it’s easy to get tempted to turn on the air conditioning and hunker down inside until October. But you shouldn’t let the heat keep you from having a fun and relaxing summer. With a little bit of creativity, and sometimes some gumption, there … Continued

Sticking to Your Principles When the Going Gets Tough

June 19, 2015

I’m still out-of-town for work, so today I have a guest post for you from a new blogger friend, Jessica. Enjoy! Like so many of us, I’ve always got money on the brain. As a CPA and personal finance blogger, I’m always thinking about how to manage my client’s money, thinking of new blog topics … Continued

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