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Why No One is Surprised J Crew Filed for Bankruptcy

Why No One is Surprised J Crew Filed for Bankruptcy

j crew filed for bankruptcy and here’s why no one should be surprised. The company J Crew had various issues that became worse with time…

How I (A Pessimistic, Spam Aware Person) Almost Got Scammed for My AT&T Account

How I (A Pessimistic, Spam Aware Person) Almost Got Scammed for My AT&T Account

How My AT&T Almost Got Scammed (and I’m SUPER cautious) Today, less than an hour ago, I was almost scammed by a person with my AT&T account information. The reason I feel compelled to share about this? Because there was SO MUCH “partial information” that […]

Budget Natural Skincare Routine (feat. Pacifica Beauty, Thayer’s Natural, CeraVe, The Ordinary & More!)

Budget Natural Skincare Routine (feat. Pacifica Beauty, Thayer’s Natural, CeraVe, The Ordinary & More!)

A budget friendly natural skincare routine that features Pacifica Beauty, Thayer’s Natural, and items from Target, Ulta, and Walmart. $15 and under affordable natural skin care.

TOP 4 Reasons to Try Walmart Grocery Pickup + VIDEO TUTORIAL

TOP 4 Reasons to Try Walmart Grocery Pickup + VIDEO TUTORIAL

To anyone who knows me online and offline, I rave about Walmart Grocery pickup. What shocks me though is how many people still haven’t tried this service. I can promise you that once you do, you’ll never go back. I haven’t physically walked into a […]

I Maxed Out My Credit Card on Accident – Why It’s Important to Check Online Banking

I Maxed Out My Credit Card on Accident – Why It’s Important to Check Online Banking

How I Accidentally Maxed Out My Credit Card, Even Though I Had the Money to Pay It Off When I was 16, I accidentally maxed out a credit card. You probably don’t think this is anything surprising, but it shocked me at the time. Why? […]

Dealing with Grief During Transitional Seasons

Dealing with Grief During Transitional Seasons

Today is my dad’s birthday. Or more accurately, today was my dad’s birthday. Growing up, one of the biggest reasons I loved this day was because it meant my birthday was only three days away. Yes, I’m aware how terribly selfish that sounds, but I’m just being […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling

7 Ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling

Now in full disclosure, I don’t always eat in while traveling. In fact, food is a huge part of culture! But food can be a key area to cut costs while traveling. 1: Bring Cheap Non-Perishable Food With You I like to bring along Clif bars […]

7 Ways to Save Money This Fall

7 Ways to Save Money This Fall

Finally, the weather is cooling down a bit, the leaves are changing, and it’s time to break out flannels and chai tea. But the good news about the new season is that it offers some new ways to save money. So here are ways to […]

The CHEAPEST Way to Start a Blog and Make Money

The CHEAPEST Way to Start a Blog and Make Money

A few days ago I announced on my Instagram that I had begun paid freelance writing, and that I kind of fell into this because of blogging. Since then, I’ve had several friends (in person and online) ask me, “How did you make your website?” […]

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

The Only REALLY Good Values in The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Budget Friendly!

Every year Nordstrom has a massive sale called the “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?,” where, you guessed it, things go on sale! Historically, what makes this sale so exciting is that it isn’t the OLD stuff that goes on sale, but it’s the NEW stuff that goes […]