Package Therapy—How Marketing can put us More In Touch With Ourselves

What percentages of your purchases are made to quench an emotional thirst? I used to work in marketing and market research. It didn’t take me long to figure out how marketing works; you survey your target consumers and find out what their…
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My Date with Suze Orman, and her Advice in These Hard Financial Times

One of my greatest dreams was realized last week when I got to see Suze Orman live, for free, at the Texas Conference for Women!! (This only comes second to meeting Kenny G…yes, I am a Kenny G fan, and probably one of the only ones younger…
lazy persons guide

The Lazy Person's Guide to Financial Success

Perhaps ‘lazy’ is not the correct adjective, but if you are looking for a simple, sleek, and financially savvy plan that you can set and leave alone, then this is the article for you. If the thought of actively managing several bucket accounts,…
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What to Do With Free Samples

I don’t need much of an excuse to send away for free samples. My obsession with doing so began back in high school with my friend Aurora. One night during one of our sleepovers, we were looking for fun things to do. We decided to send away…