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June 2011

The 10 Most Common Shopping Personalities

June 16, 2011

I got this press release in my inbox yesterday, and thought it would be fun to see where we all land in it :) It comes from a company called SteelHouse who researched the most common consumer shopping personalities in order to give online marketers insight into what kinds of shoppers help increase their sales (tricky tricky!). Here’s what their CEO had to say about […]

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The 6 Month Anniversary of My Termination!

June 15, 2011

I’ve been a full-time blogger for exactly 6 months now!! Wooo!!!  What a ride, man :)  Ups and downs and all kinds of experiences slowing down time for once in my life – I love it!  I’ve felt more alive in these past six months than I have in the past 6 years.  Or even 10!  Since college! Haha… (Though that was a different *kind* […]

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$300 Poorer, But My Feet Sure Are Happier!

June 14, 2011

I did something this weekend I haven’t done in a very long time: I splurged. Twice ;) I had no intentions of actually doing so (isn’t that always the case?), but I gotta admit I felt pretty damn alive in both cases! One of the things I’ve been trying to work lately is going with the flow and accepting new adventures whether it costs a […]

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“Giveaways Are Sexy” now Launched! Giving away $425!

June 13, 2011

My new giveaway site is out the door! Woo!!! I’ve been playing with it for a few months now, and finally decided to just unleash it to the world and start having some (real-life) fun with it :)  There’s no point in hiding your ideas forever, right? We gotta get those bad boys up and in action! So please welcome to the family, ladies and […]

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5 For Friday: Bank of Mom & Dad Style

June 10, 2011

Oh yeah, good ol’ Bank of Mom and Dad! Freakin’ love that place ;)  A commenter last week reminded me that I’ve been wanting to blog about this again, and what she shared about HER parents really sounded pretty cool.  I think I’ll even do the same one day! Here’s what Mrs.”O” said: “As long as you keep your credit good (paying them back as […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Lifeguard

June 9, 2011

(Guest Post by Rachel) I love having a side hustle. It’s where I get my beer money, coffee money, I-absolutely-need-to-buy- that-shirt money. It’s not glamorous, but I’m OK with that. I’m a lifeguard. It’s not just for high schoolers with sun screen on their noses. I’ve been a lifeguard since I worked at a summer camp back in the day. When I went to college, […]

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The Peruvian Chicken Party

June 8, 2011

(This is a Guest Post by mi amigo at Finanzas Personales Para Todos, a Peruvian personal finance blog. We met up for lunch one day while he was visiting the States, and we had some good conversations about blogging, families, and cultures. But when he started talking about these “Polladas” I kept wanting to learn more.  I hadn’t ever heard of them before, but I […]

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10 Ways to Stay Poor Forever

June 7, 2011

(Article by Elise Adams) This past weekend my husband and I completely ran out of money.  While I was crying myself to sleep over all the drama, I made a list of what we’ve been doing to stay poor for so long.  I must really love scraping the bottom of the barrel to have spent so much time down here! Besides, how can I STOP […]

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Your Spending Reflects Your Lifestyle, Not Your Income

June 6, 2011

Do any of you read Entrepreneur Mag? If not, and you like that kinda stuff, it’s definitely worth picking up (same with Inc.). Most of the articles are about growing your own biz or learning how to start one, etc, but my favorite section out of each issue is slowly becoming the one called “Your Money”  (Surprise surprise!  Haha…).  It’s not like I don’t get […]

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Would You Rather… Rich 100 years ago, or Avg. now?

June 3, 2011

OMG this is a good one :) Big props to NPR and Brad from Time’s MoneyLand for circulating this around – very clever!  I was starting to run out of some good ones over the years, haha…. so here we go – a new Would You Rather! Courtesy of MoneyLand: Would you rather: A. Live in 1900 and make $70,000 a year. or B. Live […]

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