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Finances, Fitness, Inspire, Motivation

How FITNESS and FINANCES are the same

source I have often used the anology of how diet, weight-loss, and fitness are just like budgeting, frugality, and  managing your money. In fact, that’s the ENTIRE premise of my Frugality Boot Camps! (Which, stay tuned…FBC 2014 will be announced soon!! EEEK!) I started using this analogy because for myself first, but then quickly learned that…

Finances, Inspire, Motivation

How to Embrace CHANGE and live a truly happy life.

source Yesterday I was watching What Not To Wear while folding clothes. I was watching only half-heartedly, distracted by my whites vs colors. Stacy and Clinton (LOVE. THEM.) were working with an ex-ballerina (Holly) who gained weight after not accomplishing her dream of becoming a professional dancer, and was having trouble accepting her new body….

Finances, Motivation

Setting successful New Year’s resolutions

Well, folks, it’s February. (…and end of February, at that!) January 1st now seems like it was AGES ago, doesn’t it? If you’re anything like me, the New Year brings new motivation to set and achieve goals for the year. And, if you’re anything like me, you tend to start off great…. …for about 3…


Frugality Boot Camp’13 recap!

I’m sure some of you are probably sick of hearing about Frugality Boot Camp 2013, so I promise that this will be the last you’ll hear of it for a while! (Ok, so promise is a pretty strong word…) But I have to re-cap what a wonderful time we had, and how much of a…


Being FRUGAL vs being a CHEAPSKATE

Still enjoying all the amazing questions you lovely readers are tossing my way! Have a question of your own? Leave it in the box HERE. I got an amazing question left in a comment on THIS POST about us finally getting out of debt after some really tough financial times: