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How Your Spending Compares To Others

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This post originally ran right after I downsized from a 1500 square foot condo to 500 square feet (in June of 24014). It’s a pretty broad look at where my money goes and I’ve kept it pretty much the same except for my new sewing business.  Maybe […]

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Blog And Income Stats April 2017 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Time for my favorite part of the month, looking back and looking forward! I promised to not miss anymore posts.  So you WILL have new posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 447 (+ 36) Blog Income: $65 (-65) Fitness Income (Zumba and […]


Get Outta Your Sunken Place 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Themes of rebirth and renewal often use symbols from the spring season. Spring also refers to love, hope, youth and growth. -Google I love Spring! To me, Spring is all about hitting the refresh button. It’s a chance to get out of your Sunken Place. (Side note, the […]

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Blog And Income Stats: February 2017 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I’ve missed waaay too many posts! Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 396 (-297 half the posts and half the readers) Blog Income: $65 (same) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $268.42 (I am STILL owed some monies, we’ll see if I get paid this month) Sewing: $704.73 […]


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! 13

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 […]