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Budget and the Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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This post is dedicated to everyone who have been so supportive of my writing, and who have encouraged me to keep being real, vulnerable, and putting myself out there. Thank you! Midlife and the Happiness U-Curve Last summer I posted an online survey for people who were in their 40s like me. It was about general happiness levels in […] The post Call it a Midlife Opportunity, Not a Midlife Crisis appeared first on Budget ...
Posted: Jan 20 2019 @ 6:26 PM
The other day I came across a post from a fellow blogger who I like and respect “lightly” making fun of people who are high income earners, but who are still living paycheck to paycheck. Of course it’s their blog and free speech and all of that, but it did spark something in me that made me […] The post Why Are We so Quick to Judge? appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 8:34 PM
Happy New Year!!  I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve and as of this moment, this evening’s big plans (aside from finishing this post) is to cook dinner, take a bubble bath, and watch HGTV, because they are offering free programing this week. FTW! If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that […] The post 2019: The Year of Strength appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 12:56 AM
If I had to describe my year in one sentence it would be: “Dang girl, you’ve got some balls!” I don’t normally toot my own horn, but I’m really proud of myself for following through on some big life moves even if yes, they didn’t always pan out. I’m a big believer in not looking […] The post 2018 Rewind: Girl, You Got Some Balls! appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Dec 26 2018 @ 10:11 PM
Merry Christmas!  I’m sure many of you are taking some much-needed time off work for the holidays. For me, not having a full-time job right now, many of my days just kind of blend…even weekends. I would normally report my net worth in this section, but the truth is, I just can’t bear to look […] The post December Rewind: California Dreamin’ appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Dec 23 2018 @ 6:53 PM
Happy December! Happy Holidays…and all that jazz. I’ve been deliberately laying low this last month, albeit being extremely productive. Sometimes you are in a “sharing” mood, and other times, like this past month, you don’t feel in the mood to share at all. There are seasons for everything, my friends. And I’ll probably be continuing […] The post November Rewind: Layin’ Low appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Dec 02 2018 @ 8:48 PM
This post is written by a friend of mine who wishes to stay anonymous. But since we are talking about Airbnb rentals, if you click on my affiliate link, you’ll get $40 in travel credit when you sign up, and I’ll get $20 in travel credit once you complete a trip! Help your pal Tonya do […] The post I Clean Airbnb Rentals as a Side Hustle, and Don’t Job Shame Me! ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 3:01 PM
First of all, holy crap, this video took me FOREVER to put together. I sat down this morning (Sunday) and my butt has barely left the chair. I had so much old footage to dig up and especially old photos. So if you are bored by the content, you might be entertained by my ever-changing […] The post Best & Worst Things About the Cities I’ve Lived (VIDEO) appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 04 2018 @ 11:32 PM
Happy Halloween my financially ghoulish friends! How scary is the stock market right now? I know, I know, don’t look at it and panic. I’m not, and I’m sitting tight, but I still don’t like the way it “looks,” especially being under-employed at the moment. I stress “at the moment.” Spooky Financials NOT happy to […] The post October Rewind: Getting Financially Scrappy…Again appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 9:39 PM
Many of you know that I applied for a personal finance-related job recently, as many of you helped try to get the attention of this company with a video I created in June! I will forever be grateful to be part of such an incredibly supportive community. But…I didn’t get the job, and it stung. […] The post Rejection (VIDEO) appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Oct 28 2018 @ 6:35 PM


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