My Shopaholic Mind: How many times a day do you think of shopping?

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What does a week of journaling your shopaholic habits get you? A lot of shock, awe and insight into a shopaholic mind and its driving forces. When I decided to start working towards a no clothing spend year, I thought part of the exercise should include delving into my mind and its habits towards shopping. […]

Controlling The Urge to Shop

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No one said it would be easy and so far, it has not been.  Emotions play a strong role in our desire to shop; even our day-to-day circumstances can affect how we feel about shopping. Bombardment comes on a daily basis with advertising, branding and our lifestyles of convenience that push us to the local […]

September 2014 Monthly Recap


September the kids head back to school, vacations end and everyone is back at work full time. After not having a vacation for the entire summer, I decided to jet off to #Fincon14 in New Orleans for a few days’ vacation and the conference.  I had a fun time and my favorite place in New […]

Can A Shopaholic Fashionista Do A No Spend Year?

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In case you have not noticed, I am a designer diva, a fashionista with a penchant for beautiful, quality clothing. I have tried and failed several times at doing no spend months or a complete year and thought that maybe it just wasn’t in my blood to do such a thing. Realizing several times in […]

Fincon14 Roundup – Believe in You and No Judgment


New Orleans has a style and swagger all its own, there’s no place in the world that could rival it for warmth, hospitality and a nonstop party. Many of us started to equate NOLA to Vegas on steroids. It’s a never-ending kaleidoscope of culture, people, food and music. What better place in the world to […]

A Week of Financial Speak

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I spent most of my weekend in Toronto contemplating starting over financially again, creating an even stronger plan and going after my financial goals with more fervour. As I have written many a time before, I am frustrated with the impact that my emotions and moods have on my finances, they create an uncontrollable demon; […]