Month 5 Blogging Traffic & Strategy — 23,695 views!

Month 5 Blogging Traffic & Strategy — 23,695 views!

I’ve missed months three and four of the traffic report, but I’m back with month 5. The blog did very well this month, mostly due in part to Pinterest! What a magical site. Pinterest Strategy (16,000+ pageviews from Pinterest this month!) I spend about an hour each week creating pins now and an extra 2 hours scheduling those pins via Tailwind. The first time I created pins I just slapped text on already existing templates in Canva and hoped it…

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Miraval Spa Wellness Resort Trip Review

Miraval Spa Wellness Resort Trip Review

Miraval is an all-inclusive wellness resort located about an hour north of Tucson, Arizona in the Sonoran desert. A couple of years ago, Hyatt bought it out so that allows people to book the resort through Hyatt points at a real steal. The resort is all-inclusive with a no tipping policy, with the exception of some classes with food, horseback riding, and ziplining, as well as alcohol, and spa appointments — otherwise you know we’d all be in there, every…

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Free Travel To Miraval: How I Got A $4,000 Trip For $240

Free Travel To Miraval: How I Got A $4,000 Trip For $240

A few weeks ago we stayed at the luxury wellness resort Miraval, located an hour north of Tucson. The retail cost of the trip was $4,338.5, which is broken down below. The actual price we paid? $243.50. We got over $4,000 of value for free. How’d we do it? We got the hotels and airfare for free via credit and airline points. See, things don’t have to be super expensive. You can get luxurious things at great values. Breakdown of…

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Why You Need Do The 30 Day Digital Detox Challenge (Free Printable!) #30daydigitaldetoxchallenge

Why You Need Do The 30 Day Digital Detox Challenge (Free Printable!) #30daydigitaldetoxchallenge

As human beings, we’re wired to want everything now, which is terrible for both our finances and productivity. That’s why we spend so much of our lives in the digital universe. Stop Distracting Yourself With Social Media Imagine a boring minute at work or sitting on the couch when you come home. What are the first things you do? Check Twitter to see if any funny tweets came up Scroll through FaceBook’s news feeds to check if there is any exciting news…

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11 Tips & Tricks To Save On Groceries (I spend $40 a week!)

11 Tips & Tricks To Save On Groceries (I spend $40 a week!)

A while ago I published how I spend $40/week on groceries a week and it got quite popular. So this is a follow up on how to maximize your grocery spending:). 1. Buy Items Less Than $3/lb If you’re trying to get your grocery costs down to $40 a week, you need to remember one thing. It’s all about the cost per pound of the food you buy. Breakfast: If you’re eating cereal + milk, or some form of eggs,…

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Investing + Life Lessons From The Best Chefs In The World

Investing + Life Lessons From The Best Chefs In The World

I never really liked much of Netflix’s original content. Okay fine, I loved the new Gilmore Girls — Who is Rory’s baby daddy?! But then a friend recommended I watch Chef’s Table. I put it on the back burner for a while because one episode was in another language, because I like to listen and watch my TV shows while doing something productive, which is impossible to do if the show is in another language. I came back to Chef’s…

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Meet Hiro: 50%+ Savings Rate in NYC on $60k/year, AVM survivor, $100k Before 30

Meet Hiro: 50%+ Savings Rate in NYC on $60k/year, AVM survivor, $100k Before 30

I met Hiro on Twitter when I saw her byline said she saved 50% in NYC on a $60k salary. That is insane. After chatting back and forth she also told me she was an AVM survivor and would still be able to save $100k by 30, and that she loved food (just look at her Instagram). The woman has suffered incredible setbacks health-wise and yet she’s still ahead of a ton of people financially and is so bright and…

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How To Monetize Your Life By Doing Things You Already Do

How To Monetize Your Life By Doing Things You Already Do

There’s a lot of ways to side hustle and make extra money, but what are the easiest ways to make money? Just by doing things you already do. Here’s a list. Getting Paid To Drive Somewhere You’re Already Going If you have a car, you should consider this one. A common argument against ride-sharing is that putting miles on your car for aimless driving might not be a good idea. But what if you’re giving rides along the way to…

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How To Do a No-Fail No-Spend Challenge (Free Printable!)

How To Do a No-Fail No-Spend Challenge (Free Printable!)

1. Start Today, Not Next Month Instead of declaring that you need to wait next month to start your no-spend month, start it today. Don’t waste time stocking up on random things you need to buy or risk not even doing it next month at all. If you’re like the average American, you’ve got a ton of stuff hidden away that you didn’t even realize! Get the free no-spend printable so you can track your days, get motivated, and finish…

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How To Grow Your Own Herb Garden and Save A Ton of Money!

How To Grow Your Own Herb Garden and Save A Ton of Money!

If you spend $10 on herbs a week, that’s $520. What happens if you save that money and invested the saved money by growing your own herbs for your adult life? That’s $90,000. Kind of insane, right? For an activity that’s super simple and takes barely any time. Related: Hustle In Your 20s To Retire In Your 30s Grocery Store Pricing Is So Weird The grocery store is an incredibly interesting experiment on pricing, it seems. There’s the rotisserie chicken…

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