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Personal Finance 2015: If You Only Set One Money Goal This Year

By on Dec 9, 2014 in Budget, Money | 3 comments

The time is here for setting personal finance goals and resolutions which, for most people, come with a hope of a more solid financial life and stable financial future.  Managing money better, along with getting in better shape, seems to be near the top of the list for most everyone when new year goals and resolutions are made.  For most, those goals will fall by...

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Reframing Spending: Less Is More

By on Aug 27, 2014 in Money | 3 comments

In my experience, income has been the ultimate social and cultural measure of success.  For some reason, salary serves as the barometer for expertise and achievement rather than actual merit, contribution, capacity for critical thought, or any other factor. According to this superficial and arguably arbitrary measurement, I am an utter failure.  My boyfriend on the...

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MORE Back to School Savings!

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Money | 0 comments

  If you haven’t had the chance to shop for back to school staples just yet, fear not, more markdowns lie ahead!  According to e-commerce data from 250,000 plus retailers, the week of September 9th is the best time to cash in on back to school deals.  That second week of September has 18% more sales than the worst week (the first of July).  Make the most of it...

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Why Income Matters

By on Jun 24, 2014 in Money | 38 comments

My website is called The Broke and Beautiful Life, but some would argue that I am far from “broke”.  Unlike many of my twenty something counterparts who are saddled with massive student loan bills or who have failed to start planning for retirement, at 27 years old, I have a net worth that surpasses 30k.  I, however, still consider myself “broke” as my income is...

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Best Places to Hide Money Around Your Home

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Money | 17 comments

Sometimes you want to have cash around the house so that it easy to access, however, you don’t want just anyone to be able to find it. Perhaps you have found your own hiding places over the years but they are not as safe as you would like them to be. Here is a list of some of the best places to hide money around the house using products that you can purchase...

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Interview with Andrew Schrage from MoneyCrashers.com

By on May 17, 2013 in Money | 9 comments

As most of you who are regular readers know, I will soon be launching the Well Kept Wallet podcast where I will interview people who love what they do for a living. To give you a taste of the questions I will be asking in the podcast, here is an interview that I did with Andrew Schrage, the co-founder of MoneyCrashers.com. Unfortunately, he wasn’t available to...

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