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No Time for a Side Hustle? Think Again!

February 29, 2016

A few years ago, I was stressed out with bills, overwhelmed with my kids and life in general, and feeling an abject lack of passion in my life. I had no real creative or personal outlet and no career prospects to speak of. I was very much in the throes of being a stay at … Continued

March 2016 Budget Plan

February 26, 2016

March isn’t slated to be nearly as exciting as February, but it is probably going to be more expensive. How does that happen? The month I had chalk full of fun activities actually ended up being cheaper than I thought and yet March is probably going to be more expensive. Sigh! Here’s my budget plan … Continued

A Beginner's Guide to Doing Taxes

February 24, 2016

Until I started doing research about and writing about taxes for different clients throughout the personal finance niche, I never realized how many people (millennials mostly) don’t know how to do their taxes. Many millennials are just getting to the age where they have to do taxes on their own for the first time. Fortunately, … Continued

January 2016 Results

February 8, 2016

We are already over a month into the new year and I can’t believe it! I’m actually sitting in New Jersey right now writing this post and enjoying a little time away from the norm at home. While tallying up my spending from January might not sound like a fun use of my time, I … Continued

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Budget

February 1, 2016

The following is a guest post from my good friend, Allison from Frugal on the Prairie. Please welcome her to the blog today. Budgeting isn’t always easy. Sometimes we feel like we are on top of our game, saving money and cooking budget-friendly meals. Other times, life gets chaotic and we find ourselves eating out … Continued

February 2016 Budget Plan

January 29, 2016

I’m super excited and also a little bit in shock that it’s officially time to share my February budget with you. I’m excited because February is going to be a fun month, but it will probably also be an expensive month. I’m also excited because it’s getting closer to spring. Yahoo! My budget plan below … Continued

How to Start a Profitable Online Business as a Virtual Assistant

January 27, 2016

Last spring I decided I wanted to take my blog to the next level. I moved it from a free Blogspot blog into this self-hosted website to help my blog seem more like a business. I’ve seen lots of successful blogs on free platforms, but in my opinion, a blog on a self-hosted website appears a … Continued

How to Get Past Your Quarter Life Crisis Without Blowing Your Budget

January 22, 2016

I’ve pretty much done everything in life early, from walking, talking, teething, figuring out what I wanted to major in during college, graduating college, buying a house, etc. Part of this is because I’ve always been a very driven person and I’ve always had a tendency to think “What’s next?“. (This is something that until … Continued

Tips for Staying Motivated with Your New Year's Money Goals

January 18, 2016

Did you ring in the New Year eager to rock your money goals in 2016? I know I did. I felt absolutely sure that 2016 was going to be my year to get things done. I promised myself that we would stop spending our money on take-out and use it to pay off debt, and … Continued

How to Save Money on These Popular New Year's Resolutions + My Podcast Launch

January 8, 2016

Did you set any New Year’s resolutions this year? While I don’t actually advocate for setting resolutions, I know a lot of people still do this every year. Instead of setting resolutions, I like to set new goals for the year instead. Is there a difference between a goal and resolution? There absolutely is! But, that’s … Continued

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