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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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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 […]


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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My Adventures in the Male Dominated World of Day Trading (Part 1) 3

fuck shit Those words are now a part of your everyday vocabulary. Welcome to the world of day trading. When I arrived for my first day of training, as I walked through the office toward the conference room I could hear grown men randomly screaming, “FUUUUUUUCK!” “Damn”  “SHIT! (in a […]


5 Things To Do To Your Cellphone ASAP! (5 Years Later)

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I originally wrote this post in 2011 so I’ve provided updates (in parenthesis). So I lost my cellphone on Wednesday.  I left it on the bus while on the way to work.  And I am still without a phone 🙁 (I’d say I’ve had like 4 different […]

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People I Want To Punch In The Throat

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 […]


SnowtoriousBIG 2016 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! The eastern third of the United States of America has been hit with a HUGE snowstorm! As I write this post it’s around 8 degrees (Fahrenheit). All in all, the DC area received over 2 feet of snow! Check out my video and pictures!  

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