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We’re Moving to Arizona

I grew up in Olympia, Washington. Moved to Forest Grove, Oregon for college. Moved to Washington, DC right after college, with my political science degree burning a hole in my pocket. Moved to Portland, Oregon the day after election day 2008. Then, a lot of life happened: I started my blog I worked in a…

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How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking

I just got back from a week with my financial blogger/podcaster friends. FinCon was, as usual, the shot in the arm I needed to finish this year strong. My talk, “How to Make More Money Without Doubling Your Workload,” was well received. I’m happy to say that it helped more than a couple people in…

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How to Make More Money Without Doubling Your Workload

Tomorrow, I’m headed to a conference. Not just any conference, though. The conference that brought me out of blogging anonymity in 2012, when I was “just trying this thing out for a while.” I’m talking about FinCon, the financial blogger conference. Very niche. Joe’s the emcee for the third year in a row, and this…

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Lola Retreat: Putting Ideas to Action

In August, my friends Melanie Lockert and Emma Pattee put on a personal finance conference for women. Why? Because they saw a need, then they worked their tails off filling that need. The result: Lola Retreat, a one-day conference filled with women talking about money and mindset, getting out of debt, budgeting, investing, real estate, and financial…

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In the Beginning

Travel back in time with me to 2006. It doesn’t sound like a long time ago, except when I tell you I’m talking about internet time. Facebook was in its infancy. Twitter was just getting started. Phones were starting to allow for text messages, but they didn’t make writing them easy. In short, daily life was…

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