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Affirmations 101: Your Guide to Happier Thoughts

Do you consider yourself a smooth talker? Or do you stumble over your words, your brain moving faster than your mouth? Either way – what if I told you that you could talk your way into a healthier, wealthier, overall happier life? Sounds like crazy voodoo or maybe just hippy hullabaloo right? Fortunately I have […]

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Apocalyptic Brain: My Response to Hawaii’s False Alarm

I have what I call an “apocalyptic brain.” The first time I realized that’s what it was when I was on my way to pick my babies up from daycare. At the time, my daughter was eight months old and my son had just turned two. And because he had just turned two, he was […]

Is Civic Withdrawal Now the Norm?

As a frugal living blogger, you’ve seen me post from time-to-time about how I firmly believe living a “frugal life” requires not just letting go, but also giving back. Meaning, not only do you have to consciously let go of the “stuff” (and live a more minimalist lifestyle), but you have to be WILLING to […]

Homeless Kits: How Helping Others Helps You, Too

Part of a thrifty lifestyle is saving and making money in efficient and sometimes unique ways. This might mean shaving $10 off your grocery bill, renegotiating your cable (or cutting the cord altogether), or starting up a side hustle walking dogs. These are all great things that will improve your bottom line, but at a […]

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Mind the Mom Gap: Overcoming Loneliness as a Mother

Loneliness as a mom isn’t a new concept, but when you are alone, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re the only one. A few years ago, when our son was only 6 months old, my husband and I made the choice to have a second child. Why get used to […]

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Get Paid to Lose Weight: Four Money-Making Ways to Stay Motivated

Weight-loss resolutions for the New Year are great, but c’mon now, let’s get real – how many years in a row have you said you want to lose weight only to see December come ‘round and you’re still the same weight? Or worse – even heavier! NOW is absolutely the time to start losing weight […]

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HealthyWage – I Received $700 For Losing 50lbs!

Is HealthyWage legit? Yes, yes it is! I myself won over $1,500 with HealthyWage after losing 60lbs in 9 months (with a buy in of $450!) It was obviously a bit of a gamble but I knew I could do it and goodness knows a big ol’ check at the end doesn’t hurt! And today […]

Teaching Your Kids About Money: Why Early Frugality is Key

Teach Your Kids About Money: Why Early Frugality is Key

It’s never too early to teach your kids about money. You can do this in a number of ways and I’m of the opinion that it’s never too early to start. By teaching your children to be frugal, it’ll not only be easier for you to also maintain that lifestyle, but it sets them up […]