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I Know Why Warren Buffett Is SO Successful 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I had the pleasure of watching HBO’s Documentary on Warren Buffett. It’s called “Becoming Warren Buffett.” When HBO does a documentary about Warren Buffett, you watch it! ~Sophisticated Spender It was an excellent documentary and I learned SO much in a little bit of time. I took […]

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Blog and Income Stats: January 2017 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I had a great month (thanks to Sip And Sew Old Town)! via GIPHY Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 693 (+91 I did not miss any posts!) Blog Income: $65 (same) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $237.67 (I am owed some monies, we’ll see if […]


Win A Financial Success Planner! 12

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s time for a giveaway. Ever wonder how I keep my 2,000 side hustles in order? I write everything down. I mean EVERYTHING! I keep track of who I speak to, emailed, where I spent my money, who has given me money, and etc. I do the […]

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Real Estate: To Sell Or Not To Sell, That Is The Question… 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I’m thinking about selling one of my rental units. I have a beautiful home in Northern Virginia.  This place was built in 2008 and I picked out all of the carpet, tiling, cabinets and EVERYTHING.  I loved that place. If I loved it so much, why […]


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Introducing the New Year New You Financial Summit

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I’ve been participating in a pretty cool Financial Summit. What is a Summit? It’s when a group of experts get together to teach you some pretty cool stuff.  It normally lasts 1 week and you hear from a different person each day. It’s a great way […]


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Side Hustle Updates!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am back! I’ve been side hustling my a$$ off! Here’s what I’ve been up to: Trained By Crystal (Sewing):  This website is all about sewing.  I’ll post my online sewing classes here.  So far I have 3 package levels where; 1…you buy everything yourself and just […]


Buying Stocks Based On Social Trends (And Elections)

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! As a former day trader, I know that you can trade anything! Click here to read part 1 of My Adventures in the Male Dominated World of Day Trading. Day trading is actually a form of gambling in my opinion. Companies are starting to offer trading advice […]

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Sewing Webinar Is Ready! #1KHustle

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Where have I been??? I’ve been working hard on the #1KHustle Side Income Challenge. This is week #4 so it’s time to go all in (AKA I procrastinated so this is my final push to finish strong). Here’s what I’ve accomplished: 1:  Created the ENTIRE TrainedByCrystal brand! […]