Why I’m Upping the Ante on My Yearlong Shopping Ban

It’s been 6 months and 20 days since I started my yearlong shopping ban. That’s 204 days of not buying clothes, shoes, books, notebooks, electronics, household items, nail polish… or takeout coffee (other than when I’m travelling). I’ve purchased a few of the things from the approved shopping list I

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It Costs Nothing to Be a Better Person

Last year, one of my goals was to live by a mantra: do good, feel good. As you know, I eventually changed it to do better, feel better, which was intended to be a new mindset for improving my physical health, as I got back into a regular workout routine. I

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January Budget & Goals for 2015

Happy New Year, friends! I can’t begin to explain how fired up I am right now. I’ve honestly never felt like this at the beginning of a new year before. Last year, it took me almost two weeks to write a list of goals, and even after I published them I was

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