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Why Being Obsessively Frugal is Keeping You Broke

I’ve always been a frugal person. Uber frugal. Until a few recent events have had me rethinking my whole mindset. Here’s the scoop: My site went down recently. This site to be exact. I thought I may have lost the whole kitten caboodle. FYI, if you’re not aware, this is my livelihood. Without getting into the theatrics, just know my life flashed before my eyes when it happened. Memories of years, weekends, and loooooooong nights

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30 Ways to Relieve Stress

A few weeks ago, I reached out to the TTM community asking for some pointers on how to deal with stress. I figure it’s good to pass off the mic every so often. Especially since the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with some anxiety myself and took a little break from blizz-ogging (a.k.a. blogging in cool speak). I sooooo appreciate reader insight on this topic. Thank you for those who chimed in :). Here

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What Your Personality Type Can Tell You About Your…

Before I get started I want to warn you right off the bat my friend: This post is a little more “woo woo” than posts with other productivity and money saving tools I share like StayFocusd to block yourself from Facebook stalking all day and Qapital to top-up your savings. Instead, this pos is about addressing what’s going on inside of your head so you can better understand the reason behind your feelings, actions, strengths, and

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How to Double Your Side Hustle Income (From Strugg…

Over the last few months, I’ve been creating mega posts on how to start a side biz to earn extra money with your own skills. One post is on setting pricing etc. for your side business. Another post is on how to promote your side business to land your first few customers. The last post explains how to create side biz systems like setting up a contract, payment terms, and more. To take this whole series

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How to Overcome Disappointment When You Fail

So, here’s the deal. We all want to squeeze the most out of life. We want to do more, save more, make more, live more, and be more. Setting goals is necessary when you’re trying to do any of the above. We all know this. I mean we’ve learned it in tons of college courses and ridiculously boring employee training seminars. However, setting the wrong goals and failing can actually do more harm to your

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How I Increased My Student Loan Payment Over 500% …

A version of this post first appeared on The Huffington Post.  Let me warn you ahead of time. This is not an I paid off six-figures of debt within a year post. It’s a play-by-play of how I was able to transition from someone who felt like I couldn’t possibly make more than the minimum payment on my student loan to someone who paid it off relatively quickly. A transformation from, “Help me, I’m poor.”