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Networking, Breaks, and Link Love

It's 9 am on a Friday morning and I'm trying to get a post out, because I collected some links from this week that I wanted to make sure I shared. I'm currently at my friend Heidi's law office helping her out with another networking event, aka, doing a side hustle. I'm thinking of changing my middle name to hustle (Tonya H. Stumphauzer), since that's what I've been doing like ca-RAZY lately. :) Networking should be my other middle name, as one of my goals in the wealth part of my Health … Read More...

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A SERIOUS In Depth Interview with…um, Myself

Every so often a spectacular genius personal finance blogger comes along and blows our (discount from Target) socks off. A PF blogger so clever, so witty, it almost makes you want to just quit life, because there really is no way to live up to such amazingly high standards. Tonya from Budget and the Beach…is not one of those people. In fact, she is so desperate for material she decided to speak in the third person AND, get this, interview herself! "Whuuuuu!!!" I know, right? For those that … Read More...

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Budget Tips to Stay Healthy When You Travel

Here are some simple tips from Toothpick to make sure that you stay on top form no matter where you are in the world. 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 … 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...