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    Why I *Gasp* Pay for a Gym Membership

    A few years ago, I had a gym membership. I went faithfully three to four times a week. Things got a little crazy, we thought we might move, the basement flooded. I canceled the gym membership as part of a re-vamp of our finances and...

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    The Philosophy behind Budgeting: Do you do it because you have to, or because you want to?

    I was thinking the other day about attitudes of people towards budgeting. There are those who hate it (the old me before I realized how COOL it is), and there are those who love it (the current and forever me). I had a recent conversation...

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    Make choices about your lifestyle

    The difference between having the money to travel or not, could very well be the cost of what you consider basics, but others consider to be luxuries. Someone who may not seem to make a lot of money but travels a lot may not necessarily...

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    Emergency Fashion Kits

    Whenever I think of all the fashion emergencies I’ve had over the years (no wardrobe malfunctions, but close to them!), I always try to keep a list and update what I think I would need as an emergency fashion kit to deal with anything at...

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    What is a Personal Loan?

    One of the ways that you can fund purchases is with the help of a personal loan. Personal loans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And, as with all loans, your personal credit plays a role in determining the type of loan you...

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    5 things learned from traveling in Asia

    If I had 5 things to tell people before they got onto a plane and dashed off to Asia, it would be: Always bring your own tissue paper when you go out — do not assume you will find toilet paper everywhere or get paper...

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    5 things learned from traveling in Europe

    Surprisingly, dental floss can be difficult to find — I scoured shops in Portugal & Spain and couldn’t find a single tube! Do not assume you will always find a public toilet for free to use; you may have to pay 1 EUR or 2...

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  • Home Improvement ROI

    Is Remodeling Your Home a Smart Move?

    One of the unfortunate realities of home improvement is that you aren’t likely to get back as much as you put in. Even some of the best home remodeling moves, like installing a deck, probably won’t increase the value of your home enough to offset...

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    How to thoroughly prepare for an interview

    Even though we all hate interviewing because you have to be ‘on’ and are under a lot of pressure to perform, it is a necessary evil. Hopefully, you will never have to interview more than a few times in your life, but you will NEED...

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    5 Reasons I Love to Travel

    I love travel. It’s one of my main spending priorities. When I think of my preferred lifestyle, travel is something that needs to be involved. I’d rather travel than spend my money on almost anything else. As my annual Spring Break road trip with my...

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