Side Hustles


2017 Life Goals Update #1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s time to look back at those life goals that I made back in January. Here’s how this works.  I have the original post below with my updates in parenthesis. It’s VERY important to look forward and look back.  It’s also VERY important to make changes to […]


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Side Hustle Updates!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am back! I’ve been side hustling my a$$ off! Here’s what I’ve been up to: Trained By Crystal (Sewing):  This website is all about sewing.  I’ll post my online sewing classes here.  So far I have 3 package levels where; 1…you buy everything yourself and just […]


8 Easy Ways to Make $500 By Christmas 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders!!!! There are 100 days till Christmas! I want you to make a crazy amount of money before the year is over so let’s get to work on making some extra money!!! Here are 8 ways you can make and or save $500 by Christmas! 1. Redirect Spending: […]

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Blog and Income Stats: July 2016 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! July flew! I’ve made a few font changes.  Let me know what you think! Readership: 773 views (+83) yaaaay! Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $417.53. Facebook Likes: 323 (+2) Twitter Followers: 901 (+4) Top Post:  Your Podcast Movement 2016 Guide to […]


Friday Five: Become A Regular! 2016 Edition 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! This post is brought to you by my favorite quote: The gym-become a regular! This is one of my favorite quotes because becoming a regular at the gym is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do for yourself! I am a regular at […]

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Save Money: Lunch Streak 2016 Week 2 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! What’s up with this Lunch Streak? Average Americans spend $37 a week on lunch.  That’s about $2,000 a year (source).  That may not seem like a lot of money but there are a LOT of things $2,000 can buy: -2 vacations to the Caribbean or Mexico. -A […]


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 […]


Unsolicited Advice from a 37 Year Old (in Italy) 6

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Greetings from Italy! Today is my birthday and is also my last day in Italy. I’m be catching the train from Milan back to Venice then flying home to DC. Italy has been a journey of self discovery and I hope to return to America a better […]


My Crazy Schedule and How I Prepared For It

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out my crazy schedule this week! In addition to my full time engineering job, flag football practice and blogging, I will teach 7 classes before heading off to Italy! How I Prepared for the week: Trader Joe’s! I know I will not have the time to […]