Handle from Hades: Here's How Much We Spent On Unexpected Car Maintenance

Oh, you’ve never crawled over a console of coffee mugs, pens and Taylor Swift CDs in order to exit your own vehicle via the passenger door? Never done that in front of an audience? MUST BE NICE. Read about my latest car conundrum, and how we dealt with this unexpected maintenance cost.

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Of Course That Happened, You Clumsy, Cursed Child - Vol. I: The Proof is in the Pudding Pants

I frequently attract a certain sort of mishaps and misunderstandings. They are usually avoidable, always awkward and often take place in a public parking lot or professional meeting. In today’s issue, we delve into the always-relatable topic of smearing pudding in your workout pants. Because of course that happened.

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4 Unexpected Money & Life Lessons We Can Learn from Matilda

“Just because you’re little, you can do a lot/You mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you.” Read how THIS and other inspiration about life and money comes straight from one of my favorite books/musicals. Oh, you don’t think children’s stories are the basis on which financial plans should be founded? Think again, maggot.

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4 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill in 2019 + Cheap Alternatives to Cable

If TV shows have gotten NOTICEABLY crappier over the last decade, then why is cable so heckin’ expensive? I’ll tell you who’s to blame, how you can cut cable costs, and where to go if you’re ready to cut the cord altogether.

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Proudly presenting: Functional Faves, the Ultra-Official Best of 2018 Awards

Here’s the very official roundup of the year’s best blogs, movies, songs, moments and more! Please read — I’ve never felt more powerful. I had Hollywood PR managers calling me, various restaurants lobbying for top pick, it’s been wild. (Or something like that…)

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Unlikely Things to Be Grateful For This Holiday Season

As a naturally introspective person, it’s not hard for me to come up with a list of things that I love. But what about the things that make me roll my eyes and weigh on my chest? I’m finding ways to be truly, deeply thankful for the more obnoxious things in my life. You?

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Saints, Scotch & Sunsets: Our Honeymoon Adventure in Scotland (Part 2)

Our honeymoon in Scotland was the most exhilarating, scenic and fun experiences we’ve ever had! Discover all of our money-saving tips, fun splurges and can’t-miss spots from our time in the Scottish Highlands - check out part 2 of our honeymoon!

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3 Reasons Why I Paid Twice The Cost For Our Honeymoon (And Why Travel Hacking May Not Be For Me)

I’m naturally a saver. I want to find the most value in everything I purchase, even when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a honeymoon. So why would I pay nearly double the amount as necessary for our plane tickets? I’m a bit of a travel hack skeptic, and I’ll tell you why.

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5 Ways You Can Save On Wedding Season

On average, a friend’s wedding costs us $888 from engagement toast to sparkler exit. That’s an average number. Bridesmaids often spend well over $1,000. And to be quite frank, I think that estimate is on the low side. Here are 5 ways you can save some money during #weddingszn.

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8 Things Show Business Taught Me About Money

My early career in arts and entertainment took me all over, even internationally. I met cool people and learned how to apply eyeliner well below the lash line to accentuate eyes, which will definitely come in handy in the real world.

Finances are a SORELY lacking subject in a performer’s education. But here’s what I have to say looking back on my time in the biz.


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RECAP: 4 Things I Learned During My June No-Spend Challenge

Last month, I did a No-Spend Challenge. In addition to reigning in summer spending and saving some doll hairs, I was very much looking forward to what I would discover about myself and about my habits. SHO 'NUFF, I learned a thing or two. Ahead, read my spending recap, what four things I learned from the challenge, and what I'll do differently next time.

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Here's How to Make the Most of Your Mental Bandwidth

Millennials, our problem isn’t intelligence; we’re loaded with it. Our problem is mental bandwidth. And much of ours is consumed by the steady drone of background noise. Think Instagram, Facebook, talk shows, podcasts, etc.

Learn how to make the most of your most valued asset — your time — by using my one simple trick for making some room in your mind.

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