Money Practices

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The hardwood floor cradled my body as it curled into itself. I could see the night lights of Chicago reflected in the varnish, glittering and strobing, as a cool breeze billowed through soft curtains. I was 23 years old, and I had just learned something that utterly blew my mind. It would forever change the course of my life. In some ways, it saved my life. I rocked my body softly. Waves of grief moved through me (how could I…

July 27, 2016
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Hi there! Has this ever happened to you? You think you know a topic, inside-and-out. (Maybe it’s the intricate art of baking sourdough bread. Or the esoteric secrets of fly fishing. Or fan theories about Game of Thrones — believe me, my husband is obsessed) But then, you start chatting about it with a smart friend … and before you know it, new facets and golden nuggets of wisdom and insights emerge, right there in the cafe, over scones and…

May 13, 2016
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7 Fresh Ways to Save Money (with Heart)

Dear Community,  If I had a dime for each time I saw an article about savings that made me cringe a little … well, I’d have a lot of savings! You see, hundreds of bloggers and “money experts” have a lot to say about savings. And a lot of these people have great advice. Smart advice. Proven advice. And if their approaches work for you? Awesome! But here’s the thing: over and over again, dear members in my community have…

April 25, 2016
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