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5 Ways to Stop Your Financial Would-Should-Could Haves

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You could play this game all day long and never really make any progress towards change. It's really easy to look backwards at mistakes and want to throw yourself in a fiery pit of regret. But who wants to do that?

Cocktails Hour Gone Rogue: Three Ways to Beat a High-priced Cocktail Bill

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 06.09.2014 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

Here are three strategies so you can have your lime and drink it too.

Stayin' Stylish... On A Budget

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Shannah L. Compton

I can never keep track of what is trendy now, what used to be trendy, and furthermore, what should I spend my cash on. Just when I think I have it figured out, the silly trend changes again.

Danger, Danger: The ABC's of How Your Budget Breaks Down Before You Board the Plane and Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

Ah, the friendly skies. I long to be able to travel like they did in the 1950s where it seemed fun and exciting. Those were the days of happy passenge...

P-to the -D to the -O: Three Important Factors to Know Before You Choose Your Affordable Care Act Health Plan

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

Let's take away the politics right now and look at what I feel are the three most important pieces of each health plan that you should understand with no exceptions.

How to Answer the 'What Do You Do for a Living' Question in 3 Easy Steps

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Shannah L. Compton

Entrepreneurs; let's collectively exhale a sigh of relief, because we don't have to be just one thing. We can be many things, find the through line, and never fear the "what do you do for a living" question again.

Workin' 9 To 5: Two Ways to Protect Your Livin'

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

Listen, I know, we all take making money for granted. We just assume that we can get up every day and go out and make money. This assumption can get you into a jam, and I've seen it happen too many times.

Nine Cool Things to Do in San Francisco, on a Budget

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

One of my and my boyfriend's favorite things to do when travelling is to uncover off the beaten path experiences. First in our series of "Cool Things To Do On a Budget" in a given city, is one of our favorites, San Francisco.

To Roth or Not to Roth

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

A Roth is a post-tax retirement account, meaning the money you put in does not allow you to deduct it from your tax returns. That can be a bummer when you need income tax deductions!

How to be a Budget Sensitive Passport Collecting Fool

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

What is a travelaholic you ask? It's a person who has an ever-present nagging desire to run home, pack a bag, and get on the next plane to anywhere. Can you relate?

Tax Time Identity Theft Warning

GalTime | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business

As if filing your taxes isn't stressful enough, now you've got to make sure crooks don't file a fraudulent return using your identity to claim a refund! Folks, it's tax time identity theft and the IRS say these criminal cases are on the rise.