The Loudest Silence: How to Pinpoint Where You're Settling in Order to Improve Your Life

I hate feeling like a habit or lifestyle has crept up on me without my consent. I’m doing my best to find that quiet space where I can consciously curate a life that I’m proud of — that I love. And I want to help you work through that exercise for yourself. Check it out!

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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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Is Frugality A Realistic Long-Term Plan For Saving Money?

A can opener almost made me lose my mind. And that’s when I decided to take a long look at my finance goals overall and question whether or not my money plans were in perspective. The two are related, I promise. Here’s how I think you should keep your big-picture money goal at the forefront.

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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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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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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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