Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29 2012

June 2012: How I make extra money

Every month, I keep track of how much extra money I made through what I affectionately call “The Side Hustle.” I already met my 2012 goal by making $2,500 in side hustle income this year. I hope to double my goal, or make $5,000, by the end of the year. In January 2012, I made …

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Jun 27 2012

Getting Pinspired

lemon wreath

All the way back in April, I decided I wanted to make a lemon and lime wreath via my Pinspiration, seen here: This version is $156. Yeah, not exactly an item for these newlyweds on a budget. So I made it my mission to create my own. I started out with: Wire wreath from craft …

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Jun 26 2012

Is an online degree worth less?

I need your advice. I have decided to return to grad school to get my Masters in Public Administration. My bachelor’s is in English and Italian Studies. When I graduated college, I worked as a journalist but eventually switched to public relations. The reason I am pursuing this degree is so that I can be …

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Jun 25 2012

Things that make me happy

clipping trees

We received a letter from our homeowners’ association saying we needed to have our tree clipped. Our landlord got a quote from a tree clipping service for $65, but he offered to let us do it ourselves and said we could take the money off next month’s rent. Discount on rent? Yes, please! It took …

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Jun 21 2012

We’re featured on CNN Money!

We recently had the pleasure of being featured on CNN Money! Please check out the video and let me know what you think!  

Jun 20 2012

Car Insurance for Young Married Couples


As excited as I get about the beginning of summer, I always cringe a little bit because of the triple whammy we’re faced with within a three-month span: Eric’s car registration, our insurance bill, and my car registration. Currently, Eric’s car registration is $107 due July 31st. Not bad at all. My car registration typically …

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