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My Money Story: Part IX

My Money Story: Part IX

June 29, 2018 Today is the day it gets real — I’m submitting my notice to vacate my apartment. While I know this is what I have to do, it doesn’t make it any easier.  Yes, I know there are much worse things going on […]

My Money Story: Part VIII

My Money Story: Part VIII

June 27, 2018 For many, selling college textbooks back to the bookstore at the end of the quarter is a rite of passage. But, despite my enthusiasm in having someone hand me cash to get rid of a book that caused me unmeasurable stress and […]

How to Get Through the Post-Holiday Struggle

How to Get Through the Post-Holiday Struggle

I have a holiday hangover. Not only do I miss the excitement of the holidays and the family members I don’t get to see often, but the free-for-all significant deviation from my normal eating patterns has also left me feeling less than stellar. If this […]

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Did you overindulge during the holidays? Me too. Two weeks later, I still feel bloated, heavy, and just blah. It seems as though it’s taking longer than usual to feel back to “normal”. It’s kind of like I have a really big holiday hangover. Please […]

My Money Story: Part VII

My Money Story: Part VII

June 26, 2018 Selling things is becoming addicting.  This may be due, in part, to the fact that I’ve had some of this stuff for years, giving me just enough distance from the original purchase to forget how much I ACTUALLY paid for it.  So […]

My Money Story: Part VI

My Money Story: Part VI

June 23, 2018 I started packing today. It was completely unintentional.  I was trying to organize things to figure out what I could take up to my aunt and uncle’s early, just to get it out of the house. It just so happened there was a […]

My Money Story: Part V – How to Sell Your Things

My Money Story: Part V – How to Sell Your Things

June 17, 2018 Remember when I threw out the idea of getting a storage unit so that I didn’t have to deal with my emotional inability to get rid of my mattress and sofa? It’s NOT happening. Why?  Because assuming I was to stay at my […]

How to Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter

How to Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter

Sentimental clutter is much easier to talk about when you’re not in the thick of it, which is why I am writing this post as a reflection on My Money Story instead of what I was dealing with during my move. In the spirit of full […]

My Money Story: Part IV

My Money Story: Part IV

June 16, 2018 Now, on to part 3 of my plan – sell everything. Fortunately, the hoarder tendencies from my teen years dissipated when I started moving apartments every year or so. I got so sick of lugging extra crap around that I wasn’t actually […]

My Money Story: Part III

My Money Story: Part III

June 15, 2018 While reflecting on my current situation – which I do – often – I began to wonder why moving is affecting me so much. I mean, people move every day. They change apartments and jobs and cities and many of them don’t feel […]