What Financial Health Means To Me 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Today is #FinHealthMatters Day! 53% of US consumers have less than three months of income saved. Your financial health is just as important as your physical (and mental) health. The Financial Bloggers conference has teamed up with the Center for Financial Services Innovation to have a HUGE […]

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LunchStreak Cycle 2 Home Stretch 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! We’ve reached the last week of Cycle 2 of the #LunchStreak! I hope you are realizing that packing a lunch isn’t crazy hard or inconvenient. Since I’ll be traveling, I will try to stick to my #LunchStreak and take my lunch with me. In the interest of […]

Friday Five: Lost & Found (2 Years Later)

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out this Friday Five from 2014.  And I just realized I never even answered any of the questions! (today’s answers are in red) It’s my favorite day of the week! Every Friday, I will ask a series of 5 questions about any and everything. The idea […]

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5 Things To Do To Your Cellphone ASAP! (5 Years Later)   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I originally wrote this post in 2011 so I’ve provided updates (in parenthesis). So I lost my cellphone on Wednesday.  I left it on the bus while on the way to work.  And I am still without a phone 🙁 (I’d say I’ve had like 4 different […]

Road To Financial Wellness Articles

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. […]

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Join Me On The Road to Financial Wellness!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This year I’ll be volunteering at the Road to Financial Wellness Tour! The tour is arriving in Washington DC on Monday June 13th, 2016. Click here to find out when the Road to Financial Wellness Tour will arrive to your city! Tomorrow I will share What Financial […]

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Friday Five: Become A Regular! 2016 Edition 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This post is brought to you by my favorite quote: The gym-become a regular! This is one of my favorite quotes because becoming a regular at the gym is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do for yourself! I am a regular at […]

Wealthometer: 1 Year Later 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Last year, I came across a cool wealthometer! The wealthometer answers an important question: What is your position in the US distribution of wealth? Here’s how it works: You enter your information. Take a guess at where you fit compared to others. Find out your wealth compared […]

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Back At It With The Lunch Streak Again!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am happy to announce the start of Cycle 2 of The Lunch Streak! Americans Spend an Annual Average of $2,746 on Lunch. (PracticalMoneySkills.com) Do you know that you can travel the world with that $2,746.  My trip to Iceland and Paris was less than half of that. […]