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Budget Tips to Stay Healthy When You Travel

Most of us follow exercise programs and do our best to eat healthy, however, it is all too easy to let this slide when we travel, which can have a serious impact on our general health and the way we feel. Here are some simple tips to make sure that you stay on top form no matter where you are in the world. Pack Healthy Snacks When you are on the road, eating healthy is sometimes tough. You may have to go several hours between meals and sometimes the only food around is convenience food … Read More...

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Health & Wealth Challenge-Week One

Hello Friends! I don't know if this post will be super interesting to non-challenger folks, but I'll try! Last week was the first week of the Health & Wealth Challenge I'm running for the month of November. Although it's too late to sign up officially for prizes, you can still play along if you like to, and maybe I'll run another one in December if all goes well. Health Exercising went great, although that's never been my trouble area. Here's what I did for the week beginning November … Read More...

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Self-Compassion & Resilience

I'm on week 7 of the free Science of Happiness course I've been taking online. I absolutely love everything I have learned so far, and I think week 7, which focuses on mental habits of happiness, is my favorite so far. One of the topics is on self-compassion. Obviously the more self-compassion you have, the happier you are. Who are the least self-compassionate people? Perfectionists. Self-compassion does not look like this: You walk over to the fridge and pull out something and knock over … Read More...

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Budget Circus Sideshow

"Step right up…yes you too lady in the funny hat, for the world's greatest freakiest and scariest budget circus sideshow that you will ever feast your eyes on!! There will be lack of work (gasp!), going over budget on groceries (what?!?!), and terrifying death defying acts of trying to live in Los Angeles on a tight budget! Somebody...please get a doctor for the lady who fainted!" OK fine, I'm weird, but I just thought the title sounded more interesting than October Review/November Goals. :) … Read More...

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Simple Living and Saving Money

Almost every day at lunch I click on Hulu, and my heart skips a little beat when I see the words, "new episode" next to either House Hunters or House Hunters International. I don't have cable, so this is the only way I can watch, and thankfully, because I love that freakin' show! On one episode I watched recently, this couple from London decided to move to a small countryside town in France so they could work on the woman's father's truffle farm. They viewed three totally different farm type … Read More...

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The 5 Biggest Budget Mistakes That People Make

The following is a guest post from one of my partners: So you finally followed all of the financial gurus’ advice, and you made a budget. It’s a thing of beauty really, all organized on a spreadsheet, color-coded, and perfectly balanced. Now that it exists, you are totally, 100 percent confident that you have your finances under control and you’ll never again have to deal with the problem of “more month than money.” Before you apply to the budgeting hall of fame, you might want to take a … Read More...

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Why I Redeemed My Travel Points for Cash

Happy Halloween! If you want to see how I'm spending it check out my Frugalween post. I would show you pics from the haunted house last Saturday, but you might toss your breakfast if you see the photo. muahahahaha! A little over a week ago I wrote a post called A Game of Inches?, where I talked about how I was on the fence on whether or not I should redeem my travel points, the ones I was saving up for a trip to Croatia, for cash right now. First I have to clear the air because I think … Read More...