Top 5 Books to Read During a Spending Lockdown

  I’ve always been an avid reader. I can actually remember when I learned to read and the insane joy I felt. I don’t remember how old I was but I do know I was little. Probably toddler age. I knew all the alphabet before everyone else when…

The Swap from High End to Drugstore

So you’ve decided to cut costs… ok so I’VE decided to cut costs… but misery loves company so in my mind we are all in this adventure together. If you are like me, you are used to walking into Sephora and buying the latest…

How a Princess Got in Debt… Twice

So before I get too far into my blogging adventures, I should probably share a little bit about how I found myself in this situation. You see, this isn’t the first time I’ve been in massive debt. About 8 years ago, I was in the exact same place…

Top 5 Ways to Get Ready for the Week

I lead a pretty busy life. I work a full time job as an accountant, I’m studying for the CPA exam, driving for Lyft, and I try to work out a few times a week… it leaves very little time for me to just relax, go out with friends…

A Princess’s Tips on How to Cut Costs

So you wake up one morning and realize that your life is falling apart around you because the debt is out of control. I get it. I hit that realization a few months ago (see the drama of that realization here) and it was far from pleasant. It’s not…

A Shopaholic Goes Cold Turkey

So in a quest to get this whole debt thing I’ve got going on under control, I’m realizing I have a serious addiction. Not drugs, not alcohol, not eating. Shopping. I like to spend money. No, I LOVE to spend money. I have an instant gratification…

Just Call Me Cinderella

Homeownership: the most wonderful, horrible, stressful thing one can do as an adult, besides have children which thankfully I don’t have on my plate yet (probably because I eat my birth control like its candy). This week has fully pushed me to the brinks of sanity with this…

Why Bachelorette JoJo Won’t Find Love

So I find myself this summer engaged in a show that I have always thought was an absolute waste of time to watch: The Bachelorette. I think so poorly of this show that I would rather watch Kardashian marathons all day than partake in watching people compete over one person…

2nd Jobs or Secret Lives

So in a quest to get my money under control as quickly as possible, I have made a rather necessary decision: I need a second job. The problem is I don’t have time for a true second job. I have a full time job in Corporate America. I…

A Princess Faces Reality

So how does one wake up one day a few weeks before yet another birthday and go OMG my life is starting to get a little out of control? Was it having 4 jobs in about 18 months? Or having such bad taste in men that I willingly took 16…