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Save cash on your next summer road trip

Save cash on your next summer road trip

I’m on a very serious budget this summer — but that hasn’t put a damper on my wanderlust! Most of the time I travel, it’s work-related (i.e. I don’t have to blow my budget!) – but when I do hit the open road, I do find ways to save money wherever possible. Check out my post this week for my We the Savers blog on Capital One 360 on how to save money during your summer road trips – and please add on your own money-saving tips, as well!

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Defining worth (is it always in dollars and cents?)

Defining worth (is it always in dollars and cents?)

With tax time coming and bills never ending, money is on a lot of our minds right now. It’s weird being a freelancer – in my industry, but I’m sure in a lot of yours as well. Whenever you work from project to project, you spend a lot of time worrying. Whether it’s when the next great assignment will come, or when you’ll get paid for that assignment from six months ago (believe it or not, it happens sometimes) – you are always just a little bit uneasy. And then there’s the reality that your worth is always in question. I was doing a little online window shopping last night — my own way of decompressing when there’s no wine around – and I realized that this shirt shares a really important message. Love...

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3 Cheap Ways to Look Like a Million Bucks

3 Cheap Ways to Look Like a Million Bucks

With the holiday season approaching (that’d include my birthday, you guys!) – we’re all looking to save money any way, anywhere we can. However, we should never allow this to lead to sacrificing style! Check out my latest post for StyleUnited: 3 cheap ways to look like a million bucks. I’d love your tips, as well!

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Embracing the holidays (without going to the poor house)

Embracing the holidays (without going to the poor house)

The holidays are a scary time — and I’m not just talking about the hurricane roaring around us, all but canceling Halloween for the northeast. Most of us are going to spend (way) more on holiday purchases this year compared to last. In fact, according to Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, 40% of us are going to go way over budget — and, in fact, many of us are still paying off debt from LAST YEAR’s holidays as we spend more money on this year’s season! If you’re planning to put even more under the tree this year, I think a good goal is to make sure you don’t end the holiday season with a chunk of funds missing from your savings account. (Especially if you are like the majority of us and live pay check to...

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Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

For a lot of you guys out there, this week and next mark back-to-school time! For me, this time of year was all about the “newness” — fun new school supplies, great new clothes, fighting with my mom about MY idea of what to wear the first day of school (vs: what she believed I should wear)! And, let me tell you, I’m upwards of 30 now, and life hasn’t changed all that much! Interestingly, American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off “Back to School on Points.” In celebration of this super cool idea, I’ve created a “back-to-school look” using American Express Membership Rewards Points and paired it up with an opportunity for one of you to win a $250 American Express Gift Card! You can redeem...

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Do you impulse shop? You’re not alone!

Do you impulse shop? You’re not alone!

Sometimes I worry that I’m a bit of a hoarder – between product samples, shopping bags, and random possession build up, there’s times I can’t even walk a straight path in my own apartment. But that never stops me from impulse shopping. Through a lingerie sale in my face and I’m all over it – despite having close to a dozen bras I’ve yet to even wear. It feels so good to know I’m not alone in this world though: A new study from The Checkout, an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, has found that nine out of ten shoppers buy items that aren’t even on their shopping list. And of shoppers, 66% say the reason was a sale or promotion, 30% say they found a coupon, and...

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Time is Money: Learn to Stop Wasting Time

Time is Money: Learn to Stop Wasting Time

I often spend hours with friends, bemoaning all I need to do, and how little time I have to do it — not realizing (at least in the moment) that we waste A LOT of time simply thinking about what we need to do, and plotting what we should do, rather than *just doing it*. Peter F. Drucker once said, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it’s managed nothing else can be managed.” While it can feel like we never have enough of it, we all waste time. So here are some tips and resources for protecting one of your most valuable assets. Avoid Addictive Websites – How many times have you logged on to Facebook for a “quick look” only to have two hours of life disappear? That’s where Keepmeout.com can help you cut down on the time you spend on...

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