Is Mystery Shopping For You?


It seems like everyone these days is talking about having a side hustle. And if you are on this blog then you are probably interested in getting started with making some extra money from a side hustle too. There are loads of things that people do to make money. Driving for Uber, babysitting, dog sitting […]

January 15, 2018

Mystery Shopping Company Review: MaritzCX


MaritzCX is the largest custom research company in the United States and is among the top 15 largest in the world. They offer a ton of mystery shopping jobs for clients in banking, oil & gas, home improvement, cell phone, and other retail businesses. I have been mystery shopping for MaritzCX since 2014 and have […]

October 16, 2017

How to Choose an Online Budgeting Tool


Budgeting has come a long way since my first Excel spreadsheet budget that I used back in college. I had all the line items, the amount budgeted, and I could enter each item I bought and the macro would subtract it from the amount budgeted. And really, back in 2003 that was super fancy for […]

April 26, 2017

Catching Up: Meet my Baby!

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Well now. Life has been busy and it has been full of many things, but blogging has not been one of them. Where have I been? In August, I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl weighing in at 7 lbs,  8oz and 20 inches long. She is now over 13 lbs and […]

December 1, 2016

2016 is Rocking and Rolling Already


  Well now, a lot has been happening in my life lately. Hence the lack of posts. My apologies dear reader.  So here’s the run down of what has been happening since the first of the year. January- My dogs remain adorable AF. My pitbull mix Scout celebrated his 3rd birthday in January and he and […]

March 21, 2016

Getting Started on an IRA


Today I bring you a sponsored post from Lear Capital. If you are somewhere in your mid-20s, this is probably the time that you have begun to think about how the rest of your life is going to turn out. There is a lot that can happen in life, and anyone who has an ounce of common […]

December 1, 2015

5 Ways to Plan For a Sane Black Friday


  Oh lawd, its Black Friday! No need to freak out, calmly step away from the shopping cart and let’s get a plan of attack. I am not a wait-in-line-in-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning kind of shopper. I am not a fight-in-the-aisles-over-the-last-Tickle-Me-Elmo (or whatever the kids are into these days) kind of shopper. I am not a big-ticket-item shopper. If […]

November 25, 2015