Warning: Back 2 School Sale

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By: Ms. J

It’s time to go BACK TO SCHOOL!! YAYY!! Some of you may not be as enthusiastic and I am not sure why I am considering I am not in school. I think a wave of nostalgia just hit me as I remember back to school shopping and seeing my friends after a long summer away. For now, I am content to be satisfied with Tax Free shopping and discounted prices on summer clothes. However, as much as I would like to go shopping at every store that states they have a sale, I don’t. Why? Because it’s a scam. Let me explain.

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80/20 Rule #fitness

80/20 Rule

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By: Ms. K

I am not going to lie, I don’t always follow the 80/20 rule in fitness. For the last two months I have been following a vegetarian lifestyle. The last two weeks have been the hardest with trying to eat healthy and working out. Looking back at my pictures I realize I haven’t ran in two weeks. I basically been slacking with my workout. Plus I have been eating out more, and drinking.

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Financial Fireworks

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By: Ms. J

At this point in the year, there are 3 directions you should be able to figure out where your finances are headed. Your finances can either be a rocket, a sparkler or a dud

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Back on Track….(financial edition)

back on track

By: Ms. J

Can you believe that it is the end of June? We only have 6 more months to complete our 2014 goals. Time flies, life happens and brain farts occur. Let us re-evaluate our accomplishments thus far and our goals for the rest of the year.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Moving Expenses

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By: Ms. J

We are moving this weekend. BOOO!! I mean it’s great and I am happy for the move, but I am not happy about the moving process. As much as I love to travel, I don’t like to pack and unpack for the trip, so imagine how I feel about this move.

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All-Inclusive or Not?

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By: Ms. J

This trip to Cancun, Mexico was my first all-inclusive resort trip and I must say it did not live up to my expectations; however that was mostly due to my fault.

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Getting ready for the college

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By: Ms. J

Congrats to all the graduates, especially the high school graduates leaving their parents wings and entering the real world. While most look at this time as a chance to be free from parental rule, party, and have fun do remember that it also a time where you learn the most of who you are. Whether you can balance your time and remember the good upbringing that your parents bestowed onto you. From a financial aspect, many of you might have worried incessantly about how you are going to pay for college, whether it is through loans, grants, scholarships or gifts. I hope you have not only factored in the cost of college but also the means of remaining in college.

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Cancun Ready!

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By: Ms. J

I am off to Cancun for Memorial Day weekend and of course I needed to do a bit of shopping to get ready. It was a much needed replenishment to my summer wardrobe, as I have been more focused on my professional look.

My must haves include:

Items that protects me from the sun:

1. floppy hats (wet seal $10.90 and dollar tree $0.99)

2. sunglasses (wet seal 3 @ $1.99)

3. scarf coverup (wet seal $5)

4. silk shirt coverup (body central $6.99)

 

Night look:

1. Silk dress (cotton on $15)

 

Day look:

1. long skirt (west seal $7)

2. tank top (h&m $2.95)

3. flower dress (wet seal $9)

4. denim shirt (kmart $6)

5. white pants (h&m $9)

6. black bermuda shorts (kmart $6)

7. peach scalloped shorts (sears $15)

You can find prized gems in the most unlikely places combined with store sales and discounts. There is nothing wrong with replenishing your wardrobe. Combine the new and the old to create fresh new outfits that can take you far.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Financing

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By: Ms. J

It is almost that time of year (besides Black Friday and the Christmas season) where money starts to flow. Summer time is the time when trips are taken with family and friends and everyone is out after a winter of being cooped up in the house. Technically, gearing up for summer requires advance planning and saving; however if you are like me and didn’t think about it until the last minute or procrastinated then you have about a month and a half to get ready.

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