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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

Digital Clutter

Adopting the Minimalist Lifestyle: 5 Ways to Drop the Digital Clutter

June 29, 2015

A minimalist lifestyle is about more than just parting with material things. My desire to have a minimalist lifestyle sparked my quest to halve it all by the end of they year. Although I struggle with letting things go, I am making pretty good progress. I now have empty drawers in my kitchen! Believe me when … 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

Minimalist Mindset

Having a Minimalist Mindset and Learning to Let Things Go

June 1, 2015

Back in January, my family decided we would get rid of half of our belongings. This was our New Year’s resolution to help us cut down on clutter. The whole concept of minimalism was completely new to us. In fact, letting go of things is hard. I am not a minimalist. I definitely have hoarder potential. At … Continued

The State of My Back Yard

April 22, 2015

That photo is not my back yard, but mine is equally as much of a disaster, if not more. When I bought my house in October 2012, both the front and back yards were a total disaster. Prior to me purchasing the house, it had been a construction site as the house that stood before … Continued

My Productive Birthday & Final Office View

April 14, 2015

Yesterday was my birthday and while I didn’t get to spend too much time just relaxing, I was very productive and I got A LOT accomplished. This past weekend I went with my mom and my friend S to Denver on Saturday, which is about a 3.5 hour drive, to do some shopping and have some … Continued

Confessing to my Family

January 5, 2015

One of my extended family members has had some serious financial issues in the past. I won’t go into too many details here, but they all came to bite her in the a$$ the week before Christmas. Her family can’t pay their bills. They are SEVERAL months behind in rent, utilities, and more, and yet they … Continued

Shoeaholic No More Turns 1!

December 23, 2014

Wow! Not to sound cliche, but time sure has flown since I first started my blog December 23, 2013. At the time, I had been reading personal finance blogs and decluttering/minimalism blogs for about 3 months and tracking all of my spending. I knew I wanted to start a blog to help me keep track … Continued

I'm Super Weird

December 17, 2014

All these posts about how weird we are have been going around lately and I thought it’s time I chime in by sharing some of my own weird tendencies. (You can see Cat’s here and John’s here, just so y’all don’t think I’m the only weird one!) Now, you better be prepared because, as it … Continued

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