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5 Simple Ways to Stay Calm and Out of Debt During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be very stressful for a number of reasons. People may feel alone, there is more traffic than normal in the malls, and there is the pressure to buy the perfect gift. It can definitely be overwhelming, but here are some tips on how to stay calm, maintain your sanity, and actually ENJOY the holiday season. Allot more time than usual. Given the increase in shopping traffic, you may need to leave more time to get to your locations. Driving can be very stressful, and you don’t want to add to the stress due to lack of time….

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How to Purge Your Closet for the New Year

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One day I had brunch with two friends who are heavily into fashion.  One is a designer and the other one is a stylist.  Naturally, we started to talk about fashion, and then the conversation turned into the topic: how much is too much and what do you do with the clothes that you don’t need? I started to think.  How many of us have a closet full of clothes and we can’t remember the last time that we wore most of the items?  For some of us, like me, our clothing may get wrinkled while in the closet, because…

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How Making Small Changes Helps to Save Money

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Achieving financial freedom doesn’t mean that you have to be a sacrifice all of the fun and enjoyable things in your life.  “Smart swaps” allow you to make changes with less impact to your life.  For example, I truly enjoy going to Starbucks.  Initially, my drink of choice was a white chocolate mocha.  After purchasing this drink for a period of time, I began to evaluate its value.  Specifically, it was 470 calories and about $4 for the size I desired.  Since I loved Starbucks and didn’t want to deprive myself, I made a smart swap.  I switched to a…

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How I Survived Only Wearing 8 Items for 30 Days

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Imagine this… You are told that you can only keep 8 articles of clothing in your closet.  You can’t take anything else, but you can mix and match your outfits with endless shoes and accessories.  Can you do it?  Are you up for the challenge?  Well, that’s what my blogger girls and I decided to do.  At the Get Radical conference, Jacqueline, T. Espinoza, Tonya, and I we were inspired by Jean Chatzky’s “sixperiement,” a challenge where she wore only six items for 30 days.  We decided to create a challenge of our own.  However, choosing only six items was…

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