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Update: October 2014 Budget & Goals

In keeping with the theme in Monday's post, I'm just realizing how good life is these days. I started Blonde on a Budget (v1) in October 2010. I didn't write my first budget until November 2011, though, which means I've been doing this budgeting thing...

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Decluttering: Christmas Decorations

In July, when I did this massive declutter/purge, I looked at the three boxes of Christmas decorations and thought: there's nothing to declutter in there. I need all that stuff. But why? For sentimental value? What was I holding onto?

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Why You Must Make Peace with Your Financial Situation

Based on hundreds of conversations I've had with people about money, I'd say it's probably more common than not for us to wish we were in better financial situations, which makes us hate the ones we're currently in. I'm finally realizing...

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The End of TGIF As We Know It (For Now)

My head has been all over the place this week. One thing I do know for certain is that this will be the last TGIF post (in this format) for the next 5 weeks, because I'm going to host a giveaway every Friday throughout the month of November!

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How Much Weddings Cost in 2014

It has been a busy year of weddings for me. And 4 of the 6 I attended took place in the past 6 weeks. Now that the last one is over, I decided to add up the numbers and see how much money weddings cost me in 2014. Are you ready for this...?

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TGIF: From Denver With Love (and Tears)

Despite the temporarily "lost" luggage and the fact that I couldn't make it home on Monday, I had an amazing weekend in Denver. I'd been to the city once before, and I'd happily go again any day...

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TGIF: Denver Bound + 7 Things About Me

In the past few weeks, Jess, Jordann, and The Money Pincher have all nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. To accept the award, I now have to write a post that reveals 7 secret/unknown facts about myself...

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