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Book Review: Bridesmaid on a Budget

May 17, 2012

I’m a bridesmaid in two weddings this year.  While I’m far from living out 27 Dresses in real life, being a bridesmaid is having a big impact on my budget.  From selecting a gift for the engagement party to buying the dress you’ll walk down the aisle in, wedding-related expenses can really add up. Sharon […]

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Living Alone and Loving It

May 10, 2012

There was a story in the AJC last week that said that Atlantans are more likely to live alone than people in any other major city in the U.S.  About 44 percent of households in Atlanta have only one person and over 42,000 of those single dwellers are women. I remember reading Virginia Woolf’s A […]

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{Closed} One Day Only Giveaway: Make Saving Fun with ImpulseSave!

April 27, 2012

Let’s be honest, saving money isn’t always the most exciting thing in the world.  It can be a lot more fun to spend than save, but an exclusive new site called ImpulseSave is making saving easy and fun.  I set up a goal on ImpulseSave to save toward one of the things on my 30 […]

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Surviving Wedding Season

April 16, 2012

Last week I put together a list of anticipated expenses for the weddings that I will be in or attending through July.  I’ll be a bridesmaid in two weddings (one is a destination wedding) and a guest at two others.  My conservative estimate of the costs associated with all of this matrimonial fun comes out […]

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Mega Millions Morning After Regrets

March 31, 2012

Despite my lack of splurging this month, I was taken in by the Mega Millions $640 million jackpot hysteria and bought a ticket.  This was basically like flushing a dollar bill down the toilet, but it’s a little fun to think that you have the chance to win an astronomical amount of money.  I supported […]

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Make It or Buy It: Cake Pops

March 20, 2012

I’m a big fan of Jennifer Reese’s cookbook, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter.  She does a great job of letting the reader know if an item is better to buy in a store or worth the time it takes to prepare it at home.  It turns out that making things from scratch is often […]

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Why I’m Glad That I Didn’t Finish Law School

March 18, 2012

Last week I was really inspired by the Forbes article about Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx.  Not only did she create a brand that I love, but the story of how she became a billionaire is pretty inspiring.  The one thing that I found particularly motivating was that she found all of this success […]

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Giving Up Small Splurges

March 8, 2012

I struggled with deciding what to give up for Lent when Ash Wednesday arrived a couple of weeks ago.  I don’t think that giving up chocolate or soda as big sacrifices, so I try to commitment myself to things that are actually a challenge to me.  Past examples include giving up complaining and making myself […]

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