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Women’s Money Week: Earning More and “Non-Traditional” Work

Women’s Money Week: Earning More and “Non-Traditional” Work

This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2014.

Like most professionals who work full time, I have a salaried job. This means that I always know how much my bi-weekly paychecks will be, which makes saving and budgeting fairly painless since the limits I’m working with are fixed. Apparently I’m also entitled to overtime in certain circumstances at my new job, which is rather exciting since that…

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Women’s Money Week: Kids and Work

Women’s Money Week: Kids and Work

This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2014.

Throughout my formative years, my mom was a stay at home mom. To say that this had a dramatic impact on my childhood would be the biggest understatement of my life. I came home to home-cooked dinners eaten together as a family every night. She was always there when I was sick home from school. We took family vacations based on my brother’s and my…

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Link Love, Vol. 49

Link Love, Vol. 49

Last weekend it was 60F and I was able to walk around outside soaking up the sun’s rays whilst wearing a T-shirt. Today, we have an impending snowstorm that’s meant to dump 5-9″ of snow in the area. COOL, MOTHER NATURE.

In an effort to distract myself from this miserable wintry weather, I will be spending the day researching, planning and budgeting upcoming travels. Not only am I going to Boston,…

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Products I’ve Used Up #3 (Video)

Products I’ve Used Up #3 (Video)

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What’s that, you say? I’ve used up 10 beauty products? Guess that means it’s time for another “empties” video! For those who aren’t familiar with this concept, every time I use up 10 products I film a video where I talk about what I thought about the products and whether or not I would repurchase them. Check it out below!


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Review: Instacart DC

Review: Instacart DC

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Instacartis a same-day grocery delivery service. With network of personal shoppers at its disposal, Instacart connects customers to shoppers that pick up and deliver groceries in as little as an hour. I often despair at how inconvenient it is to go to a different grocery store besides the one that’s located closest to me as I don’t have a car and I’m not really one to haul five bags of groceries…

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Boston, Here I Come!

Boston, Here I Come!

I’m not sure if I ever officially announced it here, but if I had been asked at the beginning of the year what I wanted my “word” for 2014 to be, I would’ve said travel.

Accordingly, I am brainstorming and budgeting and researching flights on a near-daily basis. THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES I WANT TO GO TO! If only traveling wasn’t so expensive and vacation time a golden commodity, sigh.

Anyhow. I’m…

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My Credit Card Debt Scare

My Credit Card Debt Scare

When looking at my personal credit card history, these things are true:

  • I have a good credit score.
  • I pay my balance off in full every month.
  • …I might have one too many cards.

I use my credit cards as a debit card with the mentality that if I don’t have the money to pay for the transaction in full, I won’t put it on my credit card. I prefer credit cards over debit ones because there’s all the…

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Link Love, Vol. 48

Link Love, Vol. 48

Aliceand I were chatting yesterday about how it always seems like we spend so much effing money on things that we KNOW we don’t have to spend money on. It’s not even the fact that we make extravagant purchases but rather how quickly our laziness adds up. We both confessed to buying lunch at work rather than bringing it from home more often than not and suffering from an instant gratification…

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Ipsy: The Look of Love (February 2014)

Ipsy: The Look of Love (February 2014)

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service. For $10/month, members get deluxe samples and full-sized products along with a tote bag to keep all the items in. Each month’s tote design depends on that month’s theme. To see previous Ipsy bags I’ve received, click here.


This month’s Ipsy bag was a big of a mixed one for me, unfortunately! I wish I had received some of the products that were in…

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The Language of Food in China

The Language of Food in China

Lately, I’ve had China on my mind.

To be fair, China is never far from my mind. But between catching up with my high school advisor and reminiscing with friends about the wild and wondrous times in the Middle Kingdom, I’ve been thinking about China a lot in recent days.

Specifically, I’ve been dreaming about the food.

None of that General Tso’s or orange chicken stuff, mind you. While those…

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