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Tweet Last night, CB and I were driving. R&B and rap songs were playing on the radio, and suddenly CB said, “you know what, we can build a sandwich with all the slang terms we have for money.” Case in point: First, you have to start with slices of bread (made from dough)… refers to […]

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Tweet I got a traffic ticket that has yet to be paid. It’s due next month. Taxes. They are not going to get done until March. Even though I know they are an interest-free loan to the government, I love receiving tax refunds. If I can go back to middle school, I’d tell my younger self that life will get better. […]

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Tweet The news is full of stories of famous people behaving badly, especially in financial matters. How else would you have actors and former sports players filing for bankruptcy and putting their homes into foreclosure? Well, Zooey Deschanel can teach all those financially-free-wheeling stars a thing or two! The actress in “New Girl” and “500 […]

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Tweet Is there anything in the world that’s better than rich, indulgent chocolate? (OK, maybe, but not many…). That’s why I’m so excited to be working with Ghirardelli on a giveaway to promote their new Gourmet Milk line of “upgraded milk chocolate.” Two lucky winners will receive a gift pack includes 4 bars of each of the following flavors: Gourmet Milk Creamy […]

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Tweet Today is my birthday. Which means that I have officially entered my “late-twenties.” To celebrate, we are going out to the local Cheesecake Factory where I will feast on one of my favorite desserts of all time (although that list is about 50 items long…): strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries. When I was in middle […]

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Tweet Recently, I became a guest blogger for Allstate Insurance’s GoodHands community. One of my post just came out in the last week or so – I’d surely appreciate it if you guys took a read and let me know what you think. As the proud owner of a 1996 sedan that just tipped over the 250,000 […]

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Tweet Normally, I love blogging. But for the past week I just couldn’t even log on to the administration panel. The truth? I was frustrated by personal finance. By emails and blogging and lack of inspiration. (1) Work has been challenging, and hence the prospects for bonus are dimmer than I had expected. (2) I have […]

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Tweet In 8 months, I’ll be tying the knot. Jumping the broom. Getting hitched. Taking the plunge. Getting married changes many things. For example, once CB and I get married, I will be able to (1) file taxes jointly, (2) make healthcare decisions for him if he should become incapacitated, and (3) invoke my spousal privilege […]

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Tweet Credit cards can be an incredible tool in managing one’s finances (if used responsibly). Ever since I’ve gotten my first credit card my senior year of college, I’ve appreciated these little slips of plastic. I get great rewards, fraud protection, and additional insurance / warranties on purchases and car rentals. When I am in […]

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Tweet If you just came over via my guest post: “Don’t Let Other People Tell You How to Spend” on Give Me Back My Five Bucks, welcome! Krystal was one of the first bloggers I’ve started reading, so I am extra excited that I got the chance to guest post on her blog. One of the […]

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Tweet UPDATE: … the new new winners of the Novica giveaway is Girl with the Red Balloon. The new winner for the Pearl Earrings Giveaway is Tooth Fairy. 48 hours ladies, please contact me! Or else I’m going to think no one wants free prizes! —- Hello all! My apologies for the late announcement… I […]

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Tweet A big hello to all you Well Heeled Blog readers! It’s 20S Bloggers Blog Swap #9 and I’m visiting from Kristie Was Here. I know what it’s like to live on a budget and plan a wedding for $3,000. I’ve paid student loans and counted change for parking. Saving money is a priority for me and I […]

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Tweet Do you want to find unique gifts and products from all corners of the world? Do you want your purchase to go towards a sustainable, living wage? If so, you should check out NOVICA, an online retailer that has teamed up with National Geographic to offer consumers exactly that. According to the website: We […]

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Tweet stacey dempsey! Thanks to everyone who entered and for Pearls of Joy for sponsoring the giveaway contest. Stacey, please email me within 48 hours with the line “Pearls of Joy Winner” in the subject line. Everyone else, there is ANOTHER giveaway coming up later today. So keep an eye out!

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Tweet Updated Ways to Enter! (as of 7am PST) Newsletter sign up: http://www.pearlsofjoy.com visit the website and comment on which is your favorite product – please leave a link I am a big, big fan of pearls – nothing can look so beautifully classic as a strand of pearl necklace or as elegant as a pair […]

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