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Counting My Blessings

Every 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 I am going and how I’m getting there.  This time, I’m using a rap song called Blessings […]

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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 […]

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How A Challenged Turned $500 Into $25,000 In Sales

Last year I joined a friendly challenge between personal finance bloggers hosted by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents.  We each had to invest $1,000 of our own money and at the end of 2014 we would see who had the most left.  I love these kinds of challenges because I get to poke fun […]

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October 1 Debt Check

I’m struggling. Financially, no.  I’m struggling with the direction of this blog both from a perspective of where it is and where I want it to go.  Every month for the past five plus years I have filled you in on how I was doing financially.  For the past two months I have not done […]

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July 1 Debt Check…And Other Stuff

I’m 14 days overdue, but with good reason. I wanted to wait a bit to share some news with you in this post instead of making a whole separate post about it later. Let’s see.  We’re deep into July and heading towards August at full speed.  It’s been a wonderful summer so far, much like […]


How I Can Afford To Retire At 40

I promised that I would share how I plan on retiring at 40, so this is it.  If you’ve ever wanted to know how a regular Jane can do this, here’s your chance.  First, we have to get one thing out of the way before we even talk about my actual plans: Retirement does not […]