50 Easy Ways to Save Money This Year

50 ways to save more money in 2018

If you’re like most people, chances are that you had at least one financial goal in your new year’s resolution this year. And whether that might include making more or investing more, who wouldn’t say yes to saving a bit more too? If the idea of saving up for a rainy day conjures up images of going without or having no fun, worry no more. I’ve gathered my top 50 favorite and completely painless ways to make saving for that vacation a breeze. Without further ado, let’s dive into them! Save Money on Groceries This post contains affiliate links. For […]

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The Top 3 Insanely Easy and Effective Productivity Systems

Ah, productivity. Like I said in a previous post, I’m a productivity and organization freak. I love having everything done in the best, most efficient way possible. Honestly, I think it steps from the fact that I want it all – I want to know, do, and have everything, and that means using the right productivity system for squeezing the juice out of every minute. And I’ve tried just about every one out there, sometimes even a combination of several. More often than not, this translated to tons of sticky notes, papers, and to-dos haphazardly scattered across my desk. I […]

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How to Bullet Journal Like a Pro

I’m an organized person. Like, really organized. From my morning routine to my sleep schedule, I feel there’s a certain sense of zen that comes with having everything in its place (and matching). Throw in my love for stickers, glitter, and all things colorful, and it was no surprise that my heart skipped a beat when I saw my first bullet journal. After all, I was running myself ragged with all the other organizational tools I had – a wall calendar, Google calendar, and sticky notes on just about every surface. Finally – something to keep it all in place […]

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How to Become a Minimalist in 2018

Minimalism. When you first hear the word, you’re bound to have some strong connotations to it. And whether you envision a peaceful monk, a tight-pursed misanthrope, or a poverty-stricken urchin, that connotation is rarely positive. In short, most people associate minimalism with sacrifice and going without. But with more and more people voluntarily signing up for the minimalist lifestyle – whether that be simply decluttering or transitioning to a tiny house – it’s becoming clear that less really is more. What gives? The Downside of Having It All The world today has become more consumerist than ever, driving people into […]

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How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Make 2018 new year resolutions and goals that matter

Can you feel it? It’s already December, which means 2017 is almost at a close. And after how crazy this year was, personally and globally, I think we’re already for a new year and a new start. But to really make 2018 your best year ever, we first need to squeeze the juice out of this one. It’s around this time of year I find myself in a year-end reflection, looking over the highs, lows, and lessons to create an in-depth, actionable plan to make giant leaps in happiness in just a year’s time. Last year was the first year […]

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My 2017 In Review: A Year of Extremes and New Beginnings

So Whew, what a year! Maybe it’s the leaps in personal growth or maybe it’s the rocky political climate here in America, but 2017 felt like perhaps the longest, most transformative year of my life. It was no doubt a year of extreme highs and extreme lows. There have been times of soul-shattering sadness and times of unprecedented clarity and peace. And with such great extremes and so much progress, the end of the year makes for a great time to reflect and process while planning key goals for 2018. A Snapshot of 2017 Previously, sometimes from busyness and sometimes […]

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Killing Debt Forever

Just like that, 2018 is already around the corner. A new year means a new you, and what better way to massively improve your life than to improve your finances? Unfortunately, for most of us parasitic debt is draining away at our precious income. Whether it’s car payments, student loans, or the ever-fearsome credit card debt, most of us are shelling out hundreds that could be spent on enjoying the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation. It doesn’t have to be that way. Today I’ll go over a relatively simple but highly effective strategy to kiss debt goodbye forever. Understand […]

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How to Make an Easy Budget Without Losing Your Mind

Ah, budgets. For most people, saying the word alone is enough to make people break into a cold sweat. We all know they’re a necessary part of a healthy bank account, but not all of us know how to create one that keeps us from pulling our hair out. Not to worry though, girlfriend! Today we’ll go over how to build a foolproof (and emergency-proof) budget that’ll keep your bank account happy and you even happier. What a Budget Does The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.” […]

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How to Make a Five-Year Plan That Gets Results

“What would you do if you had a million dollars?” Whether at a job interview, a date, or in those late-night talks among friends, it’s a question we’ve all heard a million times before. We laugh lightly about the luxury cars we’ll drive as we pull into the driveway of our mansion by the sea in some exotic country. We’ll lounge about under the sun as our own personal butlers bring us frozen margaritas by the glistening pool. But is that really what you want? Chances are that, if you’re like most people, literally doing nothing all day isn’t actually […]

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How to Kill Bad Habits for Good

Let’s face it. We all have some habits we could (or should) do without. From something as small as nail biting to something as agonizing as a drinking or eating problem, sometimes it can seem like a life without this awful habit is far beyond reach. You go a week without and, just as you’re feeling proud of yourself, you cave in. How can you shake this once and for all? See the Big Picture How often have you found yourself bound and determined to make a change – say, exercising five times a week, quitting drinking, or losing ten […]

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