After four years of writing about finance and a handful of self published products of my own, I'm excited to announce that I'm finally going to be a published author to not one, but two books with Coventry House Publishing. They'll be publishing an as-yet unwritten (and untitled) book about my experiences with money AND the paperback version of my recent release, "The Millennial Homeowner: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase."

Sometimes splurges aren't worth the money, but every so often you'll luck upon a splurge that's both decadent and a great value. Here's our editor's picks as her best purchases of the year.

So instead, I'm highlighting apps/technologies I use and love that put more time back into my day. I don't have as many demands on my time as others, but I still run a thriving business, have to take care of myself, and try to make time to socialize - so I think no matter what our situation (kids, family, career, whatever..) we could all use a little extra time back in our day.

I was frustrated with how many people told me I looked "tired" when we met up because I wasn't wearing mascara, or a friend commenting "You're dressed up!" when I wore jeans instead of yoga pants. I knew it was out of control. I just didn't want to admit it. So instead of not drinking, working out, or meditating I decided to take on the task of actually making myself look good for the world for 30 days.

I think you can “reset” your money system in a similar way to doing a juice cleanse. By the end of the "cleanse" you should have: a budget that works, clearly defined savings goals, a debt payoff plan and be on your way to making more money. It's all completely possible and I'm going to show you how.

Since my shopping addiction therapy, I’ve had to learn how to get my spending under control and identify my spending triggers. This is important because impulse shopping can be extremely dangerous for your bank account, and it is important to figure out where you should draw the line. But at the same time -- it's not like you can go without clothes. So, what's the baseline? What's the hard and fast rule for spending limits when it comes to clothing - for both work and play. How much should you spend on clothing in one year? Let's find out.

I've never had to do this before, so sorry if this comes out a little uhm....awkward. Many of you are aware that I'm a (former) Bluehost customer and a member of their affiliate program. Due to recent events, I feel the need to retract the glowing praise I've written about Bluehost and issue this formal apology.

Remember when our editor launched her first full length e-book, The Millennial Homeowner, last month? It was selling in the FBL online store for $19 for both the book and the AWESOME companion workbook. Well, good news! You can now get the standalone e-book on Amazon.com downloaded directly to your kindle.

Ever since releasing my book on millennial homeownership, I’ve been thinking a lot about millennial money moves. Although things appear to be on the mend (economically) from where they were five short years ago, there’s still been much talk of millennial spending and saving habits. Even though it’s slightly dated, I was delighted to read this article by The Guardian (thanks to my friend Charles for emailing me the link!) The article highlights a study done by UBS on millennial’s financial habits and outlook. The good news? That with access…

For the most part...everyone has put their Summer fun on the shelf in lieu of college football, pumpkin spice lattes, and going back to work. Here's something else we know: You may have some debt from your big Summer. Hey, we get it. Besides vacations there are long, beautiful nights drinking rose on a patio, or simply more outdoor activities you wanted to take advantage of while the weather was awesome. This is a judgement free zone - we're here to help.

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