Reader Appreciation Day Winner!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Thanks to all who shared my post. We only had 4 official entries to the contest: 2 commented and 2 emailed. The commenters were #1 and 2 and the emailers were 3 and 4! So congrats to submission #3! That was Donielle! Happy Hump Day you guys!


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Unsolicited Advice from a 37 Year Old (in Italy) 3   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Greetings from Italy! Today is my birthday and is also my last day in Italy. I’m be catching the train from Milan back to Venice then flying home to DC. Italy has been a journey of self discovery and I hope to return to America a better […]


Hello Italy!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I’m in Italy!  The trip was off to a very rocky start. But things are much better! Here are a few pictures!

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Reader Appreciation Day! 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I totally just made up my very own holiday: Reader’s Appreciation Day! Today I’d like to thank all of my readers. You guys keep me going and none of this would be possible without you. I’d like to give away $50 in PayPal (or Amazon) to say […]


My Crazy Schedule and How I Prepared For It

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out my crazy schedule this week! In addition to my full time engineering job, flag football practice and blogging, I will teach 7 classes before heading off to Italy! How I Prepared for the week: Trader Joe’s! I know I will not have the time to […]

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There’s Still Time To Vote!   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/youve-run-over-budget/   There’s still time to vote for my video! You can vote daily!!! No need to register for anything-just hit the like button on the bottom left! Here’s a link also: http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/youve-run-over-budget/ Enjoy your weekend!


July 2015 Numbers and August Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! July felt like a better month than June however, the numbers tell a totally different story: Readership: 546 views (100 less than June) Blog: $0   Fitness (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $405.76 (I took some time off) eBay: $0 Facebook Likes: 281 (6 more than last month-hello new peeps!) […]

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Go Banking Rates Video Contest

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/youve-run-over-budget/ I need your help! Please check out my video and hit the like button if you like it. And if you REALLY love me, you’ll share it with your friends Thanks!!!!!


What I Read This Week: Money Minute Contest, Traveling and

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s my favorite day of the week again. Here are a few of the cool articles I read this week: Yes, I’m Pretty and I’m Traveling Alone I entered the Go Banking Rate’s Money Minute Video challenge.  Voting begins Monday so stay tuned.  I will be begging for […]


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40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I LOVE sewing! When I was in college, I used to come home from class, studying AND my full time job and sew.  Some of my outfits were awesome and some looked a little crazy.  So this time around, my next 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project […]