7 Days of Personal Finance 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I hope you have an awesome Monday.  This week I’d like you to do something different. 7 things to try to save some money.  Let’s do these together and see if we can save some money this week! 1. Call the cable company! Talk to them about being offered the current promotion […]

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Would You Pay For Help?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! My friend Michelle over at The Shop My Closet Project posed about an interesting topic: How I Feel About Paying For Help I would pay for help in a heart beat! I HATE cleaning and I think maids are magical. They come in and transform your place into a happy place filled […]


5 Rules For Good Eating!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Food is very important to me. Instead of fancy jewelry, a cheeseburger is the way to my heart! Anyone who knows me, knows that I prefer home cooked meals. I actually prefer my own home cooking because I know that I use pretty awesome ingredients. I am a food snob, I know. […]

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Friday Five: Plans For Today!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Happy Friday!!!  This is my favorite day of the week! I’m in a nosy mood, so I’d like to know what your plans are for today? Here are my Friday plans: 1.  Teach Zumba at the USPTO (on my day off). 2.  Lunch with the lunch crew (since I’ll already be at […]


Flu Shot or Nah? 6 Tips For Avoiding The Flu Without Getting The Flu Shot!

  Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Yup! You read that right-I do not get the flu shot-never have, never will.  My fear of the flu shot comes  straight from my mom.  ”I’m not letting them inject me with the flu!  Are you crazy!” Don’t get me wrong, I totally understand the concept.  You are given a very […]

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September 2014 Stats and October Goals 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Goodbye summer! OMG!  I think I hate winter. I need to move to a warmer climate-stat! I can’t Thank you enough for reading! And welcome to all of my new readers. Thanks for stopping by! Here are some numbers for September: Readership: In September we had 1,006 views.  It’s a little lower […]


Friday Five: 5 Areas of Clutter 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This week’s Friday Five will hopefully be a motivator for us all. I need to know 5 areas that you need to clean in your house! Everyone knows that I HATE cleaning. I finally decided to get a cleaning service, however, I feel like I need to clean before I can let these strangers into my house […]


Beware of Online Scams

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Today I wanted to reiterate the fact that if something is too good to be true, you should probably walk away.  If you are expecting something for nothing, then you totally get what you deserve.  This is why all of those magic diet pill solutions make so much money.  And this is also why all […]


Where’s Your Emergency Fund?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t ask you this question: Where’s your emergency fund? How much money do you have socked away in case of emergency? I’m pretty sure you’ve spent money going out to eat, buying new clothes, watching tv (cable) and talking (cellphone). But how much have you SAVED? […]

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Friday Five: The Gym, Become A Regular

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! One of my favorite quotes: The gym, become a regular! We are all regulars at our favorite restaurants, bars and stores. Why not be a regular at a place that really counts- THE GYM! I love the feeling of walking around the gym and everyone already knows who I am because I’m […]