40 Days of Dating

40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition 2

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 […]

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 […]

May 2015 Numbers And June Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Here are the numbers in a nutshell: Blog: $0  Technically this number was 0 but I was paid in other ways.  I picked up a few assignments from DC Life Magazine and went on a few awesome adventures!   I got my hair done for free and […]

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40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sports Edition

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! What better time to try something new than now!!! ~me Time for my 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project reveal. My next project is sports! I joined a flag football and tennis league. Why??? The seasons are pretty short (2-3 months). The games are on the […]

My New Passion Project: April 2015 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Time for a new project! The 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project has been the greatest thing ever created. Shout out to Jackie Lam from The Cheapsters! In a nutshell, you pick a project to “date” for 40 days. I started my last one on February […]

March 2015 Numbers and April Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! First I’d like to thank each and every one of my readers. Thanks for sharing the useful posts with your friends. You keep me motivated!!!!! Now back to business! Here are some numbers from March: Readership: In March we had 677 views.  That’s double the views from […]

How To Rock The 40 Days Of Dating Your Passion Project 5

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! The 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project is an awesome way to kick off a project you’ve been avoiding (or meaning to start or complete).  I currently have a graveyard of unfinished business in my closet.  I plan on chipping away at each project 40 days at […]

February 2015 Stats and March Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Here are some numbers from February: Readership: Readers in February we had 339 views.  That’s down from 543 in January.  I’ve read some totally cool articles on blog post ideas.  So I will write better posts this month! Twitter followers: 543 Facebook page likes: 260 Side Hustle […]

40 Days of… 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Today is the first day of Lent. I am NOT catholic, but I know this a time when a lot of non-catholics give up a bad habit for the 40 days of Lent. I’m all for it! I support any cause that will move a whole bunch […]


Financial Soul Mate?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I ran across a super cool article on WTOP.com! How to Find Your Financial Soul Mate A statistic that really stood out to me was: 73 percent of respondents would prefer a partner who is good with money over one who is physically attractive (the preference of […]