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    Working While on Vacation

    Tweet One of the realities of my situation is that sometimes I have to work while on vacation. Right now, I’m on spring break with my son. We are visiting my grandfather in southern Arizona, as well as spending time in San Diego. I’ve had […]

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    The End of the World I Used to Know

    Tweet I recently gave birth to my second child, a charming little boy. Now, almost five weeks later, I realize it is yet again the end of the world as I used to know it. I first heard this sentence (or similar one) in the […]

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  • Put Yourself First

    3 Ways I’m Putting Myself First — And Feeling Better as a Result

    Tweet We’re often told that we should put others first, and be less selfish. While I believe that we should help others when we can, I have learned that sometimes it’s important to put yourself first. You can’t truly care for others if you run […]

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    A Frugal Adventure: I’m Saving More Than 50 Percent on Spring Break

    Tweet Normally, when I travel, I don’t get too into saving a bunch of money. While I like to take tax deductible trips when I can, and I try not to get completely fleeced, I don’t usually take active steps to be especially frugal when […]

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  • Women and Social Media

    Women are Driving the Business of Social Media

    Tweet One of the more interesting things I’ve seen recently is an infographic at Finances Online showing how women are driving the business of social media. Women are more likely to be on social media, and they are also more likely to interact with brands on […]

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  • Measure Progress

    Recognize and Celebrate Your Progress

    Tweet Lately, I’ve been trying to recognize and celebrate my progress — even if it isn’t happening quite as fast as I would like it to happen. As humans, we are often impatient. We want to see results immediately, and it is discouraging when we […]

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    4 Ways to Save Money on Your Wardrobe

    Tweet Clothing can cost a lot. However, your wardrobe doesn’t have to destroy your budget. In fact, you can save money on your wardrobe if you plan a little bit. You can look fabulous without breaking the bank. Here are 4 ways to save money […]

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  • Do What You Love

    Can You Really “Do What You Love” All the Time?

    Tweet I’m very fortunate. I have a career that I enjoy. I work from home as a freelance writer. I have a lot of freedom, and, since I enjoy writing, I really do get to live the “do what you love” mantra that seems so […]

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    3 Signs Your Finances Need Professional Help

    Tweet Many of us like to think that we can handle almost anything on our own. This can be especially true when it comes to money. It seems like a waste to pay someone else to tell us what to do with our money. After […]

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    Top ways to Destress in 2014

    Tweet   Many of us have made resolutions which we desire to fulfil in the coming year. Most of these resolutions aren’t grand schemes or ways to make our fortune, the most practical New Year’s resolutions involve ways of de-cluttering our lives and essentially giving […]

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