Ways to Save Money

Wealthometer: 1 Year Later 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Last year, I came across a cool wealthometer! The wealthometer answers an important question: What is your position in the US distribution of wealth? Here’s how it works: You enter your information. Take a guess at where you fit compared to others. Find out your wealth compared […]

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How Are You Getting Into The Millionaire Club? 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! 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 your plan? Me: Blank stare for what felt like an hour-then my brain woke up and […]

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 & […]

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Road to Financial Four! Sweet Sixteen

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! March Madness is upon us and I’ve filled out the rest of my bracket. The road to the financial four isn’t easy. It’s ALWAYS a good idea to review your finances and priorities. I recommend you whip one of these out on your next date, at the […]

What Are Your Financial Priorities?

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I received a really cool tool from the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education). In the spirit of March Madness and the Road to the Final Four, they’ve created the Financial Four! Click here to fill out your very own bracket! (Here’s the pdf. I can also email […]

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Tips On How To Pay Less Taxes

  Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I read a really great quote yesterday: Taxes are revenue neutral. The taxman takes and the taxman gives. Do what the government wants done and you get tax breaks. ~Robert Kiyosaki I posted that on my Facebook page which led a comment asking for me to elaborate […]

File Your Taxes For Free

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Did you know that you can file your taxes for free! The Free File program provides all taxpayers with adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less with user-friendly tax-prep software. I used to take full advantage of this program. Unfortunately this does not apply for all of […]

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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Where’s Your Emergency Fund? 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Please forgive me if I sound like a broken record, But I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t ask these questions! Where’s your emergency fund? I’m pretty sure you’ve spent some money on going out to eat, some new clothes, cable, cellphone. But how much have […]