Welcome To My Personal Finance And Lifestyle Blog

Welcome To My Personal Finance And Lifestyle Blog

Hello, and welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle blog, that was created in September 2017. This website was almost a failure to launch because it ultimately took 3 years to get it going! This past year has been a blessing in many ways because it allowed me to slow down and start new hobbies, like […]

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Job Search, What To Do Right Away

Have you found yourself returning to the job market? Maybe you took some time off, voluntarily or as part of a layoff. If anyone reading this has ever been out of work, you know first-hand how difficult it is to find a job. It may sound counterintuitive, but not having a job makes you less […]

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3 Approaches To Consider When Blogging

3 approaches to consider when blogging

There is an influx of bloggers in varying industries including personal finance, fashion, food, and travel, among others. There is stiff competition out there. If you’re a blogger, how are you setting yourself apart? In this article, I am going to outline 3 approaches to consider when blogging to an audience that you can utilize right […]

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Email Malfunction!

Hello everyone!  I wasn’t sure exactly where to post this since I am not technically advanced enough to have a scrolling header (yet). I had an email malfunction. I noticed that there were errors with people trying to subscribe to my email list. The plug-in I was using did not account for the 22 emails […]

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My Early Retirement Quest: The Beginning

My Early Retirement

The decision to embark on the path of early retirement (ER) did not begin until a few years ago. It was at that point that I prompted the conversation with my husband. Naturally, he was skeptical about the whole process.

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Money Buys Me Happiness

Money Buys Me Happiness

Here’s the age-old question, does money buy you happiness? In this article, I highlight what being happy means to me. As a result, money may be a factor in many of the things that do make me happy. Continue reading to determine if you can relate to my story.  Join in on the discussion and […]

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The Month-End Financial Review – September 2017

The Month-End Financial Review

Now that October has begun, it is time to put September in the books. Think of it like having a small business. There are the day-to-day operations, but there is likely a designated time to review the financials. This time is used to determine if financial objectives are being met. It’s hardly different for a […]

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Q & A: Get To Know Me

At this point, it has been about a couple weeks into blogging for this website. I have enjoyed it thus far, and have seen the challenges of reaching an audience, that many new bloggers face themselves.

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Selling Your Goods Online For Extra Money

Selling your goods online for extra money

Remember when you were a student and had a limited budget so you would buy your used textbooks online? I do because that’s all I did during my time as an undergrad. Why not buy a used book for a fraction of the price?

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Practice Makes Possible

Practice makes possible

You have most likely heard the common saying, “Practice makes perfect”.  Before we can get to that level, we have to make things that we think are impossible, a possibility, therefore “Practice makes possible”. 

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Be Frugal, Not Cheap, And Keep Your Friends In The Process

Be Frugal, not cheap

The comparison of a frugal versus cheap lifestyle is in order as there tend to be some misconceptions, which I will try to address in this article. In particular, I will give you my view on frugality, the distinct differences between being frugal and cheap, and the overall mindset of both ideas.

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September Recipe Of The Month: Simple Yellow Chicken Curry

Recipe of the month - simple yellow chicken curry

This is the first post in the “Recipe of the Month” series. Spending money on ready-made food and ingredients can be one of the largest expenses in your budget. My household has the mainstays that are generally budget-friendly, tasty meals that don’t make you feel deprived in the slightest. My goal with this series is […]

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Checking Accounts For Your Relationship

Checking Accounts For Your Relationship

Mine, yours, and ours – no, it’s not quite Valentine’s Day yet! I’m referring to the checking accounts that you may have set up between you and your significant other. Your account Your significant other’s account  Joint account

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The Equifax Hack: What It Brought To My Attention

The Equifax Hack

Is it normal that the Equifax hack didn’t affect me very emotionally, other than mere annoyance? I remember getting an early morning text from my husband. His notification came through with a healthy amount of exclamation marks.

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Health Savings Account (HSA), Investing In Your Health Plan

Health savings account (HSA), Investing in your health plan

Working in the corporate world, your employer may provide options to fund your retirement and health savings. An option that was provided to me a couple years before I left my last employer was the opportunity to utilize a Health Savings Account (HSA).

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Variety Of Tools To Manage Your Financial Health

Variety Of Tools To Manage Your Financial Health

I am always interested in learning about the tools people like to use to manage their finances, if any at all.  It would drive me bonkers if there was no organization within my finances, because I am essentially the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of my household. 

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