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Staying Organized and On Budget: Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals


The holidays are almost here! How are you preparing for the gift giving season? If you are having trouble staying on budget, you are not alone! Here are some tips to help you stay on track.   1. Start With an Emergency Fund Whether you call it a “Rainy Day Fund”, “Emergency Fund”, or “Oh… Continue reading Staying Organized and On Budget: Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals

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What I Learned From Losing a Pet


My dog died.   Even though we were expecting it, I never expected the emotions that came after that. My dog was about to turn 13 years old when she died. I had been preparing myself for her death for months but nothing could have prepared me for that call. Once my dad told us… Continue reading What I Learned From Losing a Pet

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What I Learned in 2017


1. What you lose when working too much. Some things aren’t worth money. This fall, I decided to pick up an additional job. All for very practical reasons. However, I learned what you miss when you are working 50+ hours per week and going to school at the same tome. Don’t get me wrong, working… Continue reading What I Learned in 2017

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It’s Been a Year!: My Real Name is Fairen


It’s been a year since the big reveal! Please enjoy this re-post and keep in mind that some links, below, may not work due to the post being over a year old. Source: My Real Name is Fairen My name is not Felicia. Let’s start with that. For years I have gone by a name… Continue reading It’s Been a Year!: My Real Name is Fairen

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Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary


We were challenged by Faye to find “something beautiful in your ordinary life this week.” Although, the picture below is not from this week, it doesn’t fail to make me smile. This year, I have decided that I wanted to try grow vegetables. Come to find out, I was a bit too late to start… Continue reading Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary