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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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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 […]


Friday Five: Win $25-And The Winner Is… 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Shout out to everyone who entered.  Thank you!  I really appreciate all who took the time out to enter. And the winner is…. Aliyyah from Rich and Happy Blog! Congrats Aliyyah, you’ve won $25! There were 42 magazines in that pile!!! But wait, there’s a surprise! All […]


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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 & […]


Don’t Be Fooled By Kanye’s $53 Million Debt

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Background:  Kanye West recently took to twitter to beg ask Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion.  Kanye thinks Mark should “invest” in Kanye because-well, he’s Kanye.  Then Kanye goes on to say he’s $53 million in personal debt. Don’t Be Fooled By Kanye’s $53 million debt! […]

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How Much Did You Spend on Super Bowl 50? 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Congratulations to the Denver Broncos. They are the Super Bowl 50 Champions (We’ll get em next year Bears). I’d rate this year’s Super Bowl a 7 out of 10. Things I loved: All of the past Super Bowl MVP’s were introduced.  It was nice to see the […]


Friday Five: Superbowl 50

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! The big game is on Sunday. The Super Bowl! I’d like to know your preferences: 1: Who will win Super Bowl 50? 2: Let’s back up, who is actually playing in Super Bowl 50? 3: House party or bar? 4: Wings or pizza? 5: Ranch or Blue […]


Income Tax Refund Scam

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Because I love my readers… Don’t fall for the latest scam. It’s holiday season. People want to go out and spend money they don’t even have. The most overused phrase of this season is: “Can I borrow some money, and I’ll pay you back when I get my refund?” Do […]


A Crazy Celebrity Thanksgiving Table

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! During this week of Thanksgiving.  I will share with you things I’m thankful for! I will kick off the week with a dream Thanksgiving table! I thought long and hard about the celebrities who would make a good/bad combination when seated at the same table to break […]


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September 2015 Numbers and October Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! September was full of cool events! Let’s jump right into the numbers. Readership: 741 views (74 LESS than August) Blog: $0  (no effort, no income) Fitness (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $392.66 (I took 2 weekends off) eBay: $0 (again, no effort, no income) Facebook Likes: 297 (16 new […]