• Budgeting Tips
    10 Books to Acquire Wealth, Get Out of Debt, and Get Rich

    Saying that I love to read is an understatement: even with my busy schedule, I …

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  • Make Money Blogging
    2019 Income Report: Tough Lessons I Learned During My 3rd Year of Being …

    If you follow me on Instagram (and if you, don’t you should!), you might …

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  • Skincare
    12 Dupes For the Most Popular Skincare Products of 2019

    In 2017 I published 10 Dupes for the Most Popular Skincare Products of 2017, and since then that …

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  • Designer Dupes
    Designer Dupe Gift Guide: Italian Leather Handbags Under $105 From Fashion Drug

    It’s been over a year since I last shared a designer dupe on my …

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  • You Are Not Your Instagram: The Emotional Consequences of Social Media

    You Are Not Your Instagram: The Emotional Consequences of Social Media

    Whether through Instagram DM or during casual conversations with friends, I am always asked about how being an influencer affects my self-esteem. Does it make me more insecure? Does it empower me? Do I feel like I’m enough, or never…

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    DIY Skincare: 2-Ingredient Microdermabrasion Scrub (Fresh + Aveda-Inspired)

    DIY Skincare: 2-Ingredient Microdermabrasion Scrub (Fresh + Aveda-Inspired)

    A few years ago when expensive skincare was still my addiction (Sephora, I’m looking at you), I was completely obsessed with both the Fresh Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Exfoliator and the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner. Both scrubs have micro-fine exfoliating…

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    The Most Useful Credit Repair Tips Every College Student Needs

    The Most Useful Credit Repair Tips Every College Student Needs

    One of my biggest long-term financial goals for the past 2 years was to build my credit for a new car, so I wanted to share my credit repair tips with my student readers as this may be a common…

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    What Men Really Want For Valentine’s Day

    What Men Really Want For Valentine’s Day

    Since my partner Jun and I recently moved into our new home, our expenses have been through the roof. Christmas already zapped a lot of our money, so naturally we’ve decided to be a lot more conservative about celebrating Valentine’s Day. So…

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    How to Paint Walls: Money-Saving Tips to Do It Yourself

    How to Paint Walls: Money-Saving Tips to Do It Yourself

    It’s been a non-stop ride of home improvement since we moved into our new home in November! Aside from painting the kitchen cabinets we’ve been doing tons of mundane things probably not worth sharing on the blog like changing out toilets,…

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