Real Estate: To Sell Or Not To Sell, That Is The Question… 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I’m thinking about selling one of my rental units. I have a beautiful home in Northern Virginia.  This place was built in 2008 and I picked out all of the carpet, tiling, cabinets and EVERYTHING.  I loved that place. If I loved it so much, why […]

Introducing the New Year New You Financial Summit   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I’ve been participating in a pretty cool Financial Summit. What is a Summit? It’s when a group of experts get together to teach you some pretty cool stuff.  It normally lasts 1 week and you hear from a different person each day. It’s a great way […]

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Meet Sandy Smith-The Periscope Princess!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I’d like to introduce you to my friend Sandy Smith. I have learned SO MUCH from her. She is fierce, does not bite her tongue and pursues her hustles with a bold fire that I hope to have some day. We met about 4 or 5 years […]

2017 Goals 6

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I wanted to take the time to jot down a few goals for 2017 (I still can’t believe it’s 2017). Blogging: -I will post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  My old MWF schedule was a bit too much. -I owe you some recaps!  I need […]

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2016 Year In Review

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I think this is the year I’ve written the least amount of posts however, I started a record number of side hustles. If you would have told me in the beginning of the year that I’d have a sewing business, I’d think you were crazy. But […]

Blog And Income Stats: October, November and December 2016 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I owe you some updates!!! I will just get right to it! Blog and Income Stats: October 2016 Readership: 924 (+78) improvement Blog Income: $125 (affiliate income) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $392.65 eBay: $68.25 (finally sold the same pair of boots I’ve been trying to […]

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I Received A $500 Check From Wells Fargo And I’m Pissed (Part 1) 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! You’re supposed to trust your bank, right? Your bank is supposed to have your best interests at heart, right? Your bank isn’t supposed to cheat you out of money, RIGHT? Wells Fargo has failed me as a customer and here’s why: Back in 2011, I wanted to […]

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Side Hustle Updates!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am back! I’ve been side hustling my a$$ off! Here’s what I’ve been up to: Trained By Crystal (Sewing):  This website is all about sewing.  I’ll post my online sewing classes here.  So far I have 3 package levels where; 1…you buy everything yourself and just […]