Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chocolate for dinner

After I wrote yesterday about how I need to start working out, I, of course, attended a private chocolate tasting for Minnesota Bloggers at Sees Candies in the Southdale Mall. Man, were we spoiled with so many delicious chocolates! We … Continue reading

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The anti-lazy bum playlist

First, I got crazy busy balancing 4 jobs. Then I felt like acting my age this past week and went out to bars and ate pizza like it was my job. No regrets because it turns out Pizza Luce is … Continue reading

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Setbacks

When I first started aggressively paying off debt, I expected to have my first student loan paid off by Halloween. As I continued to work harder and harder, I realized I was actually going to pay it off by June. … Continue reading

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I could go to Europe for free??

It has been two months since the beautiful balance of $0.00 first appeared on my credit card bill. It has felt great and there has been no looking back. Honestly, my relationship with my credit card changed back when I … Continue reading

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Be Positive

I’ve done a lot of complaining this week. Sure, life can be frustrating at times, but instead I want to take a minute and turn some of those complaints into thanks. I’m thankful for doctor bills because it means I … Continue reading

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Three Years

Three years ago I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism. And on that day, I swapped my cap and gown for my pajamas as I helped Matt’s family write his brother’s obituary. His 19-year-old brother … Continue reading

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Gifts and donations when paying off debt

I’m at an age where the majority of my peers are getting engaged, married and/or pregnant. Also, thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to promote the latest cause you’re raising money for. It is really fun to have … Continue reading

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My Successful DIY Mother’s Day Project

About a month ago I saw an ad for Canvas People* for a “free” 8 x 10 canvas portrait – just had to pay shipping. With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, and with recently receiving pictures from my … Continue reading

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Creating & Managing a Budget While Starting a Business

As I briefly mentioned yesterday – starting your own side business is a wonderful way to be a side hustler. However, it takes a lot of marketing and accounting skills as well. Thankfully, Al Krulick from Debt.org is here today … Continue reading

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The art of “side hustle”

The more I read personal finance blogs, the more I realize I’m not the only one always on the look out for more job opportunities. We “side hustlers” typically have a full-time job and then work an addition 1-5 side … Continue reading

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