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    Spend your money where you spend most of your time

    When should you splurge and when should you save? For me, it’s always where I spend most of my time. In sales? On the road a lot? Buy a nice, comfortable car. Splurge, so that you’re COMFORTABLE in the car when you are driving like...

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    Shopping your closet: Looking stylish with 10 key wardrobe pieces

    Over my years of fashion and style obsession I’ve noticed key things pop up across the board, and they are what I consider stylish essentials that seem to make every outfit perfectly unruffled and effortless: Via Vanessa Jackman 1. Sunglasses I have one pair and...

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  • Choose your lifestyle

    Have You Thought about Your Preferred Lifestyle?

    Have you really stopped to think about your lifestyle? Have you stopped to consider whether you are living a lifestyle that you enjoy? Too many of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of what life is “supposed” to be: House bought with...

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    When should you ask for more money?

    Apparently, if you are willing (able?) to leave your job, it is the best position to be in to ask for more money. This paper studies the ex-ante effect of worker separations on wage negotiations using matched worker–firm data from The Netherlands. We find that...

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    We are all ‘slaves’ to our jobs, it just depends on your mindset

    Someone once made an astute observation that even though I was a freelancer working for myself, I was still a ‘slave to my client’. This, is very true, but not entirely accurate. NOTE: This is just from my perspective as a freelancer. This does NOT...

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  • Wedding Gowns

    How to Save Money on a Fabulous Wedding Gown

    One of the most expensive days of your life could very well be your wedding day. If you aren’t careful, the cost can add up fast. When you consider flowers, food, venue, and the dress, it all starts to become overwhelming. It’s possible to have...

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    Do men and women become entrepreneurs for different reasons?

    Short answer? Yes. For women who become entrepreneurs, they have the genes that push them to do it, and they are not influenced by others around them to become entrepreneurs. Women are also taking into account what other people would think of them if they...

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  • Negotiation

    5 Tips for Effective Negotiation while Shopping

    One of the practices that seems to be making something of a comeback in the United States is bargaining. When you are shopping, whether you are at the department store, or whether you are shopping for a car, negotiation can help you get a better...

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    Recipe: Perfect Beginner Brownies made from scratch

    Isn’t she pretty? Cake-like on the inside, a nice crispy crust on the outside. Not oily, not too sweet, and dense, chocolate-y goodness. Actually, brownies in general are not that hard to make, but I didn’t know that until I tried making them myself. *slaps...

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    When is paying more for quality a big deal for you?

    I was thinking the other day about my rah-rah attitude towards paying more (slightly more, not 500% more) for quality. I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t if I would pay for quality, but when I would consider paying for quality. There are products...

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