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Counting My Blessings

Here from the Wall Street Journal? Check out my story on why I don’t buy Christmas gifts. cEvery so often it’s great to take time out to pause and reflect on your progress.  Now that the wedding is all over and done with, it’s time for me to take stock of where I am, where […]

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MoneyChat The Book Q & A

I’m excited because Dorethia Conner Kelly, a fellow financial blogger, coach and friend, has released her new book by the name of… well… #MoneyChat THE BOOK, today! Dorethia runs the #MoneyChat conversation that takes place on Twitter every week.  This informative conversation always covers a wide variety of topics in personal finance, with practical information […]

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Pulling Off A $5,000 Wedding

I’m a Twitter-aholic. I mean, I have a serious Twitter problem.  If you check my Twitter feed, there are tweets going out all day all the way until at least 7pm Eastern time every single day.  So, I bumped into this hash tag, #5Kwedding where people are essentially making fun of individuals who may have […]


6 Strategies For Saving Money On Your Mortgage

Now that I am the proud owner of a new mortgage of my rental property, I’ve been thinking about how quickly I can pay this loan off and reduce my mortgage costs. What I’ve realized is that paying off a large loan such as a mortgage can seem decades away, but if you apply a […]


I Opened 3 Credit Cards And My Credit Score Went Up

At the end of January while I was snowed in one day, I sat down and threw a few of the rules that many personal finance experts recommend right out the window.  I applied for three different credit cards in one sitting.  Egads, you say! Yes, three new credit cards.  I know that you want to […]


IRS Early Filing Tax Refund Scam Growing Like Mad

There’s a relatively new scam in town that’s been picking up speed like a bullet train and you might already be a victim. This scam involves identity thieves using your information to file electronic returns with the IRS claiming refunds, some much higher than you would be entitled to, and pocketing the funds before you […]

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I’ve Been Hacked and My Identity Stolen. Now What?

Somewhere in the world, some hacker – who I hope is living a lonely existence – is pretty proud of himself.  Not to be sexist here because girls can code too, but I envision a twenty-something basement dweller with little to no social life except the persona he has created online and the constant reminders […]


10 Ways to Save Money on Life Insurance

There are few concerns that are more stressful than wondering what would happen to your family in the event of you passing.  If some tragedy were to come against you, how would your family survive?  Do they already have the means necessary to maintain their current standard of living?  Or do they face the risk […]

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A $5,000 Wedding in NYC? Yes!

As many of you know, I got engaged back in July of last year.  I immediately promised that my blog wouldn’t become all about the wedding and thankfully, it hasn’t.  I think that I might have mentioned the wedding in twice since then.  Don’t worry, I am still planning a wedding in New York with […]