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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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How Are You Getting Into The Millionaire Club? (2017 Update)

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out my update on this post from April 2016.  My updates will be in italics. So this weekend, I was introduced as follows: Person A: I’d like for you to meet the Sophisticated Spender and she’s gonna be the next millionaire! Person B: Oh really! What’s […]


Live Like A Boss On Any Salary

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! When I got my first summer job 23 years ago, I spent that money faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Over that 23 year span I held over 30 jobs and I learned valuable lessons at every single one. Here are a few ways to maximize your income […]

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Ways To Cut Cable And Still Watch Your Favorite Shows 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I normally don’t get inspiration from rap songs, but when I do, it’s to save you some money! Cut it, cut it, cut it… There’s a song that repeats the words “cut it.”  I have no idea what they are talking about, but their idea certainly applies […]


On Wine And Paint Parties

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I had the pleasure of attending a wine and paint birthday party. This was my first wine and paint party and I thought it was a great idea. The artist will come to your home (or a few have their own studios) and will bring all of […]

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$25 Holiday Cash Giveaway 5

  Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Holidays are normally full of cheer.  But for some the holidays are a source of stress. People stress about gift giving. I don’t understand why! Most people don’t even remember what you bought them last year (go ahead and try to remember every single gift). More […]


What To Do With $1,000 Now (Update) 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! In November of 2011 I wrote post that went a little something like this: This months money magazine had an article titled What To Do With $1,000 Now.  (Assuming you don’t have any credit card debt!) Here are some of the things they suggested.  Please tell me in […]


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5 Easy Ways to Save Money ($500) By Christmas 6

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s never too early to start saving money for Christmas!  I know that people tend to not plan ahead or rush out to use lay away to buy junk presents.  So I am challenging my SophisticatedSpendologists to start planning today! I want my readers to Save Money […]


Apple Care or Nah?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! My MacBook Air is back! Last Wednesday, I dropped my computer off at the Apple store because it was broken. I would turn it on and would hear the chime, the apple on the back would illuminate but nothing would happen on the screen or keyboard (they […]