Conferences & Fun

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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#1KHustle Side Income Hustle Wins and Fails 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! We are a week and a half into the #1KHustle Side Income Hustle Challenge. #1KHustle Side Income Challenge: Week 1 Updates What is that again? There’s a group of people who have pledged to make an extra $1,000 in Side Income in 4 weeks (click here to […]

How Goes It? 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This post is just a quick update because I’ve been a little missing around here lately. #FinCon16:  Last week I attended the best conference on Earth, FinCon16.  It’s the financial blogger’s conference and was held in San Diego.  I am still overwhelmed by all of the love […]

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Your Podcast Movement 2016 Guide to Chicago 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Podcast Movement is here! Podcast Movement is “THE gathering place for anyone interested or involved with podcasting” and this year it’s in my hometown of Chicago! I thought I’d create a quick guide to the city! Transportation:  Getting around the city is pretty easy.  The Hyatt is an […]

What Financial Health Means To Me 3

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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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. […]

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 […]

People I Want To Punch In The Throat 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I came across the coolest website in the world (after mine of course). It’s called People I Want To Punch In The Face It’s very comforting to know there’s a community of like minded people who share my sentiments. Here’s my (incomplete) list: People who… Tell me, “stop […]

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Road to the Financial Four! 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! We have (un)officially reached the end of March Madness. Filling out this financial bracket was fun.  Shout out to the National Endowment for Financial Education.  They created this cool bracket. This year’s bracket was divided into 4 groups: Growing Your Money Protecting What You Have Learning & […]