June 19, 2018 Mallory 5Comment

For me, living the dream includes making money with flexible hours where I can still hang out with my dogs all day. Over the course of the past few years, I have spent countless hours researching how I can make enough money online to where I can make that my full-time job. The two jobs I talk about in this post have been the most consistent stream of income I have seen since I started my online ventures. One online money making opportunity I won’t talk about today is blogging. While I have been blessed the past few months with…

May 29, 2018 Mallory

“Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” – Lao Tzu Chances are, you have heard of ‘mindfulness’ and you know that it is good for you.  But do you really understand what mindfulness is and how to apply it? This post will explain mindfulness in simple terms and provide practical examples of how you can use mindfulness in your everyday life.   What is Mindfulness? “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh Quite simply, mindfulness…

May 22, 2018 Mallory

I don’t know about you, but the one thing I can always cut back on is my time spent on social media. It’s just one of those things that becomes a time suck when you would be doing a hundred other things with your time. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do like social media. I manage social media as part of my day job and I am also a blogger, so it comes with the territory. But, I don’t think we have to go off the deep-end and let it consume our lives. I think we can interact with…

May 13, 2018 Mallory 64Comment

Meal delivery services are starting to become a weekly staple in households all over the place. At first, I didn’t participate because there weren’t many vegan options and the price for the amount of food I received didn’t seem worth it. With the meal delivery market blowing up within the past few years, there are options for those of us who like to eat a little bit more of a specific diet. **Disclosure: I am a professional website author that receives compensation from the companies whose products I review. I test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only…

March 19, 2018 Mallory 1Comment

For many 20-somethings, the period of time after college graduation and before other responsibilities kick in is an opportunity for fun and exploration. With a first real job and salary, 20-somethings are often tempted to focus on taking vacations, buying things that they couldn’t afford before, and simply enjoying their young adulthood. While all of these things can be part of your 20’s, frugality should play a pretty significant role in your financial mindset during this time in order to better prepare you for your future.   Your 20’s are the time that can set the tone for your financial…

October 22, 2017 Mallory 1Comment

Living a plant-based or Vegan lifestyle is one way to become healthier and have more energy on the day to day. I for one, find it extremely terrifying to give myself a “vegan” or “plant-based only” label. I don’t want to go through life knowing I can never have that delightful piece of cheesecake again. I figure, why not have the best of both worlds? Eat mostly plant-based but also allow myself to have special treats every now and then. I don’t really care for labels to begin with but if I had to call myself anything I would say…

August 26, 2017 Mallory

A consistent and positive morning routine is the first part of having a great day. Once I began a morning routine I found myself excited to wake up and get out of bed to get the day started. It is amazing how the little things can change your outlook on the day or even your life. Going to work all day everyday can really take a toll on your energy levels and motivation to get up in the morning. I have learned that giving myself something to look forward to in the morning helps me get up feeling energized and…

July 3, 2017 Mallory 1Comment

The older we get, the faster time seems to slip away from us. In our struggles to do more in less time, we sometimes pick up bad habits. We hit the drive-thru instead of planning ahead on busy evenings. We let the mail pile up on the kitchen counter or shove bills in the junk drawer to deal with later. We put off the oil change, skip our annual physical or ignore the funny, squeaky sound coming from the washing machine. These habits can cost us in the long run. And one of the best skills to use to avoid…

June 9, 2017 Mallory 5Comment

A good credit score is like a clean bill of financial health, right? A well known advantage of a high credit score is the possible low interest rate one can score when taking out a large loan such as a car or home loan. The usual mantra goes something like this, “hey loan officer, our credit scores are high so our interest rates better be low!” The funny thing is most loan officers don’t actually see your credit score. They only see your FICO score.   Isn’t a credit score the same thing as a FICO score?   No, not…

June 6, 2017 Mallory

Hi everyone! My name is Kourtney from Keeping It Kourtney and today I’ll be sharing with you my five favorite tips to stay stylish while you’re ballin’ on a budget. Since my college days when I desperately needed to watch my spending, it’s become rare that I buy apparel at full price. I learned the hard way that keeping up with the ever-changing trends can take a toll on a young adult’s bank account. With the help of these tips and a strict budget, I’ve managed to save more than I thought possible.   Download the RetailMeNot App RetailMeNot is…