Monthly Updates


Blog and Income Stats: May 2016 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! May was a crazy month for me.  I only posted once and life got in the way of my progress. But I am back!  So sit back and enjoy!!!! Readership: 433 views (down 431) ouch! Blog Income: $0 (not surprised)  Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $231.13.  Facebook […]


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Blog and Income Stats: April 2016 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! New month, new mindset, new numbers! I’ve also included the numbers from April 2015 (in purple) Readership: 868 views (up 225-Yaay!) 515 Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) $0 Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $324.38. $626.92 Facebook Likes: 314 (same) 266 Twitter Followers: 872 (+4) 601 Top Post:  Avoid […]


Blog and Income Stats: March 2016 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! New month, new mindset, new numbers! Readership: 643 views (down 82) Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $466.94. Facebook Likes: 314 (+3) Twitter Followers: 868 (+51) Top Post:  Friday Five: Win $25 March in a nutshell: New Renter!. iVolunteer Cycle for Survival.  Featured in DC […]

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February 2016 Numbers and March 2016 Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! New month, new mindset, new numbers! Readership: 725 views Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $391.38. eBay: $0. (My 1 item didn’t sell but I will list others) Facebook Likes: 311 Twitter Followers: 817 Top Post:  Score A Big Refund-How I Shaved […]


January 2016 Numbers and February 2016 Goals 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Let’s jump right into some numbers. Readership: 698 views (42 less than January) Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $361.61. eBay: $122.00.  Sold my Sous Vide and some earrings. Other: $150 Focus Group (Read my post on getting into Focus Groups) and […]

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December 2015 Numbers and January 2016 Theme

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Happy New Year!  I’m happy we all made it to 2016. Let’s work! Readership: 740 views (1 less than November) Blog Income: $110  (Guest Post) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $427.81. eBay: $107.99.  Sold a skirt and earrings. Facebook Likes: 309 (6 new likes.  Hello new […]


My 2015 Year In Blogging 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! WordPress has compiled my 2015 Annual Blogging Report. I love these because they are always full of cool information. Click here to see my 2015 report! Click here to see my 2014 report! Click here to see my 2013 report! Click here to see my 2012 report! […]


November 2015 Numbers and December Goals 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Let’s jump right into some numbers. Readership: 741 views (36 less than October) Blog: $0  (no effort, no income) Fitness (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $231.36 (3 vacations!). eBay: $0.  I have a few Balmain (H&M collection) items listed. Facebook Likes: 303 (2 new likes) Twitter Followers: 768 (1 […]


October 2015 Numbers and November Goals 3

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I hit a pretty huge milestone in October… I paid off my car! I January I owed $17,000 ($16,973) to be exact. And today I owe $0! Feels amazing. Now I will apply my old car payment to the mortgage on my Chicago duplex! Let’s jump right […]

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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 […]