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February 2012 Income and Expenses

February has been the month from hell. Between stagnant ad income and personal drama (which prevented me from completing freelance projects), it’s not exactly pretty. As with all the ugly aspects of my finances, though, I’m putting it out there anyway. Because that’s how I roll. Luckily I was saved by my tax return and […]

I’m Over Product Parties

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Mary Kay. Thirty One. Celebrating Home. Premier Jewelry. Lia Sophia. Tupperware. Uppercase Living. Longaberger Baskets. Pampered Chef. I swear, if I get one more Facebook invitation to one of these parties, I’m going to pull someone’s hair out. For the uninitiated (lucky!), I’m talking about product parties. Companies that hire people – usually women – […]

When Do You Walk Away?

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Several things happened over the weekend that made me think about dedication, motivation, and patience. I watched a TV show where one character should have walked away and didn’t, while another character walked away and shouldn’t have. I had three separate conversations where I tried very hard to help friends see all their options without […]

Weekend Reading: On the Radio Edition

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Last week, I got an email from an AM radio show in Atlanta called Butler on Business. They wanted to interview me about So Over Debt live on the air. For some reason I thought this would be a great idea! Thursday morning, I drove to my parents’ house to use their landline for the […]

Getting Out of Debt is Like Using a Public Restroom

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  My name is Andrea, and I have a confession: I have a phobia of public restrooms. The photo above was taken outside a mall bathroom a few years ago. I’m sad to say I didn’t heed the warning – I won’t describe the horrors I witnessed beyond that door, but I will tell you […]