40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition   Recently updated !

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 […]

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I’m A Quitter And Here’s Why You Should Be Too!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! “You must be single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.” —General George S. Patton I’m reading a really great book right now: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller Here’s one of my favorite passages: Passion for […]


Friday Five: How Was Your Week?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s my favorite day of the week again…Friday!!! I’d like to know a little bit more about what you did this week. I want to know how much you spent this week on meals. Feel free to tell me what you ate for all 3 meals on […]

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Introducing The “No More” Challenge

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I saw the coolest quote over at www.momastry.com this morning: “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more” ~Unknown I had a serious Ah-Ha moment after reading that quote. You all know my struggle with […]


I’m Going To BlogHer15! 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am excited to announce I will be going to BlogHer15! I’ve been to BlogHer12, BlogHer13 and BlogHer14 and they were all amazing! Here are a few highlights: I met a Kardashian at BlogHer14 in San Jose, California! BlogHer13 was in my home town of Chicago!  Best […]


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You’ve Got Mail

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Happy happy Friday! It’s my favorite day of the week. Today I’d like to know if you’ve got mail. How many unread messages are in your inbox? The last time I asked this question I had 11,850 unread messages in my inbox back in August of last year. […]


June 2015 Numbers and July Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! As I was preparing this months post I realized I dropped the ball last month! I only wrote 5 posts (should have been 13). I guess sometimes you need a break and not notice. But the numbers clearly show my laziness. Readership: 661 views Do half the […]

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Happy 4th Of July From Sophisticated Spender!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I have been pretty quiet lately. I lost a good friend to cancer. All is well and I will be back in action on Monday! Have a happy and safe holiday. And be smart with your money this weekend!


Wealthometer: Where Do You Compare?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! My friend JMoney over at Budgets are Sexy found a cool new tool: The Wealthometer! Here’s how it works: You enter your information. Take a guess at where you fit compared to others. Find out your wealth compared to the rest of the population. Here are my […]

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Apple Care or Nah?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! My MacBook Air is back! Last Wednesday, I dropped my computer off at the Apple store because it was broken. I would turn it on and would hear the chime, the apple on the back would illuminate but nothing would happen on the screen or keyboard (they […]