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Frugal Yet Phenomenal Bottles of Wine for Less Than $10

In Frugal, Phenomenal

With the summer in full effect, and the social gatherings all around us, I started to wonder which bottles of wine would be great to bring to a friend’s house without getting the side eye.  As professional women, we want to have amazing experiences and have some knowledge about wine, but how do you know which wines to buy without breaking the bank? Since I wanted to know and because I will drink a bottle of Five Oaks ($3/bottle on sale at Rite Aid), but will very rarely bring it to a social gathering unless I know the host drinks…

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The Challenges of the Entrepreneur Journey

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Recently I had the opportunity to purchase a ticket to see Duke play in the NCAA Finals Game in Indianapolis.  I really wanted to go, but I decided against it. I decided not to go because I had just taken a trip to Cuba and I realized that I couldn’t keep using the excuse that “this is a once in a lifetime experience” to justify my unplanned spending. On the day of the Finals game I was really upset, because while I was in college Duke never got this far, and I’ve always had to watch Duke play in the…

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How to Identify the Money Leaks in Your Budget

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How often do you think, “Where does all of my money go?!?”  If you think this then chances are you have money leaks in your budget.  What’s a “money leak”?  Think of it this way.  Imagine a bucket that is being filled with sand, but there is a hole in the bottom of the bucket.  Therefore, regardless of how much sand is poured into the bucket, the bucket never stays full because the sand is flowing out of the bottom.  Your bank account is similar.  There will always be money flowing out of your bank account because of your monthly…

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What I Wished That I Knew Before I Shattered My Cell Phone

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This weekend I was pulling my cell phone out of my pocket and then it slipped out of my hand. As I saw it making its way to the concrete parking lot all I could do was pray that it didn’t land face down. However it did. It landed in the kiss of death position for cell phones. The screen shattered so bad that chunks of the iPhone glass were dangling from the phone. Not only did the glass shatter, but for a period of time even the home button stopped working, and the only thing that I could do was…

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Why I Learned to Say No and Not Feel Bad About It

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How many times have you ever dragged yourself out of the house or stopped by somewhere on the way home and you really didn’t feel like it?  You probably did it because you told someone that you would be there at a certain time, and you don’t want to break your promise.  Trust me.  I’ve been there, and continue to struggle with how I manage my time and my commitments. [more…] Oftentimes we say “yes” even when we want to say “no” because we feel obligated or that we just don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings.  However, it…

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