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Blonde and Balanced
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A fake blonde trying to find a real balance between spending and saving.
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When you’re planning to go to college, it’s important that you do as much as you can to mitigate your student debt all the way throughout. It may surprise you to learn, but the state that you go to college in might actually affect the amount of student debt you end up with, so you […] The post Can Your State Really Impact Your Student Debt? appeared first on Blonde & ...
Posted: Oct 22 2019 @ 4:36 PM
I recently read Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right and Enjoy Life by Melissa Leong. It’s a unique personal finance book that offers practical tips about money interspersed with life advice about happiness. Here are the five key things I learned from Happy Go Money. 1. Money and Happiness Are Related … Kind Of Happy Go […] The post 5 Things I Learned From Reading Happy Go Money appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Sep 23 2019 @ 10:12 PM
Your personality is what makes you unique from others. It’s the original combination of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that all add up to make you you. Psychologists have found that although we can change our habits, our personalities are fairly well established early in life and don’t change much. Personality psychology can tell us a […] The post Your Personality Determines What You’ll Spend Money On appeared first on Blonde & ...
Posted: Sep 12 2019 @ 11:14 PM
I have worked as a pet sitter for many different people over the years. Before I had a dog, I loved watching other people’s dogs. I would stay the night while the humans went out of town. I’d enjoy a beautiful home, have fun with a great pup, and earn money at the same time. […] The post How Much Can You Earn As a Pet Sitter? appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Sep 10 2019 @ 9:04 PM
Home insurance protects homeowners from the unknown; living without home insurance is not recommended. Home insurance is required by all homeowners with a mortgage or deed of trust to protect the home. Lapsed home insurance means you no longer have protection for damage to your home or visitors, so having your home insurance provider cancel […] The post 5 Tips to Make Sure Your Home Insurance Doesn’t Lapse appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 05 2019 @ 4:44 PM
If you’re reading this article, then you’re likely familiar with asking yourself the question, “can I travel while in debt?” Most people have some kind of debt. Most people like to travel. Therefore, it’s a common question. The short answer is yes. You’re an adult and you can do whatever you want. However, you have […] The post Can I Travel While In Debt? appeared first on Blonde & Balanced. ...
Posted: Sep 03 2019 @ 10:57 PM
There are many things that you can do to improve work-life balance. Some of them are huge. Others are small. They should all add up to feeling more balanced overall. One quick way to achieve that feeling while you’re at work is to tune in to your five senses. Practicing Mindfulness to Improve Work-Life Balance […] The post Improve Work-Life Balance by Tuning in To Your Senses appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Aug 30 2019 @ 9:23 AM
Members of Generation X tend to be very worried about money. In comparison to Baby Boomers, Millennials, and Gen Z, they seem the most stressed about finances. What’s so unique about this generation that makes them particularly worried about money? 1. They’re Taking Care of Their Parents Many members of Gen X face financial struggles […] The post 5 Reasons Gen X Members Are Worried About Money appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Aug 28 2019 @ 6:08 AM
The Automatic Millionaire has been out for over a decade. There have been plenty of other personal finance books published since then. And yet, people continue to pick up this bestseller, which was re-released a few years back. That’s because The Automatic Millionaire has some tried-and-true tips that continue to stand the test of time. […] The post 3 Tips from The Automatic Millionaire that Have Stood the Test of Time ...
Posted: Aug 27 2019 @ 9:07 PM
Many people love dollar stores. However, they can actually cause a lot of problems. They’re especially problematic for low-income people and the communities in which they live. You Buy What You Don’t Need The number one problem that individuals have at the dollar store is that they buy things that they don’t need. Of course, […] The post The Problem with Dollar Stores appeared first on Blonde & Balanced. ...
Posted: Aug 23 2019 @ 5:38 PM


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