On Being Shamelessly Frugal

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I came across a really cool article yesterday. 23 Things Shamelessly Frugal People Will Understand (Click here to read it)! Here are the items that I identify with: 1. You’ve had a savings account since you found out what a savings account was. And you’re saving it for something important. Even if you’re […]


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Smart Menu Planning Challenge 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Last week, my friend Michelle over at the Shop My Closet Project challenged herself to stop wasting food. I have accepted her challenge. Here is MY version of the rules: 1.  Eat the food that I’ve already bought. 2.  Plan all meals for the week. 3.  Grocery shop with a list. 4. […]


My Favorite 2 Posts of the Week

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s my favorite day of the week…Friday! I wanted to take a second to tell you about 2 of the really great articles I read this week. J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy wrote about Having Enough. This quote right here: When you truly have enough you no longer spend energy […]


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Stocks Update 2014

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s time to take a look at my trading accounts. Trading stocks is like getting paid to gamble. You bet whether the price of a stock is going to go up or down. If it goes up, you make money and if it goes down, you lose your money. Some of my […]


7 Days of Personal Finance 3

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? 3

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 […]