Category Archives: Saving

3 lifesavers

Last week we kicked off a two-week no-spend challenge in my house. It’s a pretty simple concept. For two weeks you don’t spend any money. Instead you get creative with recipes using what’s been sitting in your pantry for a while. You seek out free entertainment. And you cross the stuff off your to-do list […]

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stress

How do you deal with stress? I usually rely on hitting the gym, listening to audio books or Dave Ramsey podcasts and going for a walk to decompress. Perhaps you missed it but National Stress Awareness Day was celebrated this week. So I wrote a piece listing out a bunch of free relaxation and stress-relief […]

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easter freebie

Has anyone else been swinging through the McDonald’s drive-thru in the mornings for their free coffee? Our new home is a couple blocks from the fast food joint so I’ve scored about 5 free coffees this week. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a freebie! That’s also why I love perusing Pinterest for […]

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Master Bedroom Corner

After seven months of scouring the web for the perfect light fixtures, drooling over inspiration photos on Pinterest and nitpicking over paint colors our new home is finally complete. As the interior takes shape I’ll be posting some pics here. Currently my spare bedroom/office is a shambles, but the master bedroom is starting to look […]

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money-crashers

I’m excited to announce that I’ve started writing at a new blog: Money Crashers. My first post features an interview with Jim DeBetta whom I met at Ali Brown’s recent Shine conference. I talked to Jim about how to get your products featured on HSN or QVC. According to the site, Money Crashers “strives to […]

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If you’ve already registered for my upcoming free webinar– THANK YOU! If not– what are you waiting for? Join my sister, Stephanie Storm-Robertson, and I on Wednesday, January 4 at 4pmEST (please note the new time!) for a free one-hour webinar on starting your own successful online business on a budget. Stephanie Storm-Robertson, founder of […]

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Rachel Ramsey Cruze

Are you planning a summer vacation? I’m planning a few of them and I am very excited– especially because I’m paying cash! Summer vacations are so much more fun when you can come home without lugging a bunch of debt back with you. This month in my piece for Hope for Women Magazine I talked […]

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Have you ever scored a really great freebie? What did you have to do to get it? A while back I got a freebie for complaining. Yes, I liked getting the $20 gift card since I had experienced such bad customer service, but I didn’t like having to be negative to get it. So I […]

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I don’t care if small cross-body handbags are in style this spring. I will forever carry a big purse because that’s the only way I can take my coupons with me wherever I go. Most people that know me know I love saving money. I’m definitely not cheap– I just can’t stand the idea of […]

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You never know until you ask– that’s one cliche I actually like. Another way to put it is that fortune favors the brave. If you’re bold enough to ask you’re more likely to get what you want. I’ve experienced this over and over in my professional life, but a great personal example of this for […]

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Black Box July

The newest issue of Business Black Box is now available. I love the name they came up with for my cover story: Show Me the Money, Who has it and how to get your hands on it. The article examines a variety of funding sources for business owners. I researched everything from angel investors to […]

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