An Experiment (aka Rebooting the Blog)

Weee. We’re halfway through the year and I’ve managed to publish a grand total of zero blog posts. *pats self on the back* It’s not exactly from lack of effort, though. Trust me when I say I’ve been thinking of how to come back to this place almost everyday…and failing. I draft words in my head and they just happen to not make it here. Totally effective, right? Well, I actually put my fingers to use and typed up a draft a month ago, but couldn’t bring…

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My Philosophy on Christmas & Gift-Giving

Christmas is near, and although I’ve shared my thoughts on the holiday and gift-giving on other sites, I haven’t really shared them here. I wouldn’t consider myself a grinch, but I don’t enjoy Christmas for what it’s become. People are obsessed with buying the best presents and tend to forget why they’re giving them in the first place. It’s sad that consumerism has taken most of the meaning away from holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was over it the second I heard a radio…

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The Benefits of Creating a Money Management System

I don’t like budgeting, as evidenced by the facts listed out in this post. I spend my money based on my values, and I save the rest. This technically works because saving money is second nature to me. I question all of my purchases automatically. It might sound crazy, but hey, that’s just how I function. Because of that, I have a somewhat loose hold on my money management system…actually, I don’t really have a system. And that can be problematic for a variety of reasons….

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