The Way of No Debt (This is really good!)

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If you have ever struggled with deep crippling debt or feel totally spent from trying to make ends meet each week, I urge you to read this article; written by the always brilliant, Leo Babauta. He will help you face your never-ending debt fears; and guide you onto the path of real recovery and relief […]

Eight Ways to Stop Overspending Now

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Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder, “Where did it all go?” The most challenging client for a financial advisor is someone who can’t get out of his or her own way, whether it’s acting like they are the expert or perpetuating bad money habits. I had one like that. She meant […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Are You Judged For Your Perceived “Lack of Success”?

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What is success? Most people would equate someone successful with someone who has a lot of money, fame or a job that people deem high-powered. As a young adult, graduating from college a few years ago, I often feel the pressure to “be successful“. I have had many people try to get my jobs in […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Confessions of a Spender Trying to be a Saver

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I’ve always been a spender. I was one of those kids who spent their all of their Christmas money and gift cards on December 26th. While I try to spread them out a little more now, most of that money is still gone by the end of January. I can’t help it – I love […]

Hip City Deals: We’re Bringing The Deals To You!

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Groupon. Living Social. Google Offers. Entertainment Daily Deal. Websites that save you money with daily deals are popping up all over the place. Recently, we’ve partnered with Hip City Deals, a website that brings you the best deals in your area (this site is specifically designed for Michigan areas!) and wants to introduce you to […]

Many Gen X Women, Overworked and In Debt, Take a Pass on Parenthood

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I see them downtown, these women my age who have no haunted look of sleeplessness in their eyes. They don’t have suspicious stains on their clothes. They aren’t picking smashed Cheerio bits out from between their BlackBerry keys. (We working moms live in a world of perpetual BlackBerry outages, constantly explaining the latest apple-juice incident […]

Don’t Upgrade

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The newest, latest, greatest version of Product X is available today. It’s only X dollars and it does all the cool things you never knew it could do. And if you act now, Product X will change your life. But we know we don’t need Product X to live a meaningful life (even if we […]

Buying Organic Foods: Is it Worth It?

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Deciding whether or not to splurge on the cost of buying organic foods can be a confusing decision and if so, what should you buy organic? Well, there are now many studies that are confirming exactly what natural health practitioners have been so incensed about, which is the effect of pesticides being used in traditional […]