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Melissa Blevins

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Perfection Hangover
Budgeting, Personal Finance, Marriage and Money, Perfection Hangover, Overcoming Perfectionism, Paying off Debt, Saving Money, Budget Travel Tips, Blogging Tips, Lifestyle, Money Tips, Real Estate, Buying a House
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Realtor, Blogger
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Let’s collaborate! I’ve created a media kit to give you an idea of what you can expect as far as potential reach when working with me! I know from my former career in banking that the average banker earns approximately $3,000 per month and assists 100-200 clients. With my extensive background in the financial services industry, we have the opportunity to work together to maximize your reach and revenue. You might ...
Posted: Feb 20 2019 @ 5:58 PM
There no denying the fact that buying a luxury car is one of the pinnacle symbols of success. Regardless of whether you’re into sedans or SUVs, everyone knows that the manufacturer mark on the hood of the car and written across the trunk is what really matters. Symbolism aside, luxury cars come stocked to the brim with fancy features and high-speed engines that make them even more appealing to sports ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 2:06 PM
When I worked in the banking industry, I can’t tell you how many people used to bring in their tax return and cash it. This was before direct deposit was a trusted method of receiving funds. Remember when everyone thought they needed to have a paper check in-hand for the money to actually exist?!  I’ve compiled 9 ideas on how to spend your tax return wisely.   One Rookie Tax Return Mistake ...
Posted: Feb 13 2019 @ 6:11 PM
Here at Perfection Hangover, we share the sober truth about money, blogging, and business. Most of the time, we have good things to share and others are eye-opening stories like my experience Beachbody coaching. A high school student, Ashley,  recently reached out to me to interview me about my experience as a Beachbody coach. She was working on a project for her English class in which she needed to interview ...
Posted: Feb 10 2019 @ 8:05 PM
As a member of the blogging community, I’ve become close friends with several financial bloggers. We chat frequently about the ups and downs of blogging and also about things we’ve learned and experienced as financial literacy educators. In this article, 8 personal finance bloggers share what they’ve learned along the way. Some have been blogging for years and others just a few months, but if you’re curious about a day in ...
Posted: Feb 08 2019 @ 8:00 AM
As we round the corner in 2019, it’s worth taking another glance at the state of personal finance and debt. This year, perhaps more so that others, the conversation around debt has zeroed in on student loans and the burden they have become. While the promise of higher qualification leading to a higher salary can be feasibly linked, the discourse around student debt is one that has gained more traction ...
Posted: Feb 06 2019 @ 10:03 PM
Last month I shared my very first blogging income report in a post about my one-year blogging anniversary. I was super excited to share that, despite taking five months off for a blogging break, I still earned a decent amount of money last year on this blog. But just a month after publishing that blogging income report, I’m seeing even better results! Something magical happens when you start speaking your goals ...
Posted: Feb 04 2019 @ 1:59 PM
When thinking about how to start a blog, one can easily become overwhelmed. There’s a TON of information out there on the world wide web, and many tutorials skip over the basics of starting a blog and use terminology that not everyone quite understands. That’s why I’ve created this guide for you! It’s a step by step action plan so you can start writing your first blog post in 30 minutes ...
Posted: Feb 03 2019 @ 11:42 PM
After the real estate market tanked in 2008, flipping houses became a very easy way for investors to make money. But now, as the market is rebounding, fewer foreclosures are available. So how can you flip a house for profit when you live in it? First, I want to explain why you might want to consider flipping your personal home as well as how I did it back in 2007 ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 2:49 PM
Buying a house before marriage with your partner might be tempting, but you should carefully consider all factors before jumping into homeownership. As a Realtor®, my job is to sell homes and I love selling to couples in love! I’m going to share why you should probably not buy a house together before getting married and what should consider doing instead. The idea for this post was sparked by a ...
Posted: Jan 30 2019 @ 8:42 AM


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