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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: This 68-year old dominatrix charges men to clean her house. #GOALS.

#GOALS. I know what I’ll be working towards when I retire. I’d love to get paid while someone cleans my house for me. LOL

Vintage Monet jewellery I have been finding in thrift stores, are going for $$$$ online, like in this boutique! It is why I love vintage pieces. Maybe I can resell these items one day.

I have wanted to do gazpacho for such a long time, ever since I had it in Spain, and the recipe is here from the NY Times (you have to log in / sign up for an account to see the recipe but not pay anything). I would post it directly here but I don’t know about copyrights so I’d rather you use the link to see it. If for whatever reason you cannot see the recipe, contact me! I’ll be happy to send it over.

I am almost done my last pack of paper-stick cotton swabs, and when I do, I’ll be buying these reusable ones. Yes. REUSABLE swabs. If that isn’t your thing, there are bamboo swabs which are much better than paper (paper is what causes deforestation in places like the Amazon because of our thirst for paper products).

Are you an Introvert, Extrovert or Ambivert? I am definitely an Ambivert based on this quiz I took. People think I am an Extrovert when we first meet, but I do have moments where I need to be alone to recharge. I cannot be around too many people all the time, all day long, it saps my energy.

I also really hate crowds (not sure if this is an Introverted thing), and I do not like a lot of loud noises, or hustle and bustle. I don’t mind it in small doses, but then I also need time to shut down.

I am not certain why more women don’t use menstrual cups instead of pads and tampons. Even those without money, you would do better to buy this eco-friendly alternative, and just empty the refuse into the toilet rather than throwing out something each time. It takes a little getting used to, but I NEVER worried about leaks when I wore one. They were so incredibly trustworthy versus the tampons and pads I had used before, I never had a single accident.

I loved it when Adina brought up the idea of Style Avatars, and her photos are exactly the kind of styles I like to dress in (less so on the Artsy / Bohemian side, but I do have my days).

I do find myself gravitating away from very bright feminine 1950s styles (you know, the puffed out skirt and tight bodice), to stuff that is more Céline when Phoebe Philo was designing. A little androgynous, but still feminine with belts, etc. Less emphasis on the frills and ruffles for the feminine element however. I still, and have always preferred an unruffled shirt to one with frills and peplums.


Consider reusable bamboo plates for your next outing please, instead of paper or plastic. If people at the office are not willing to bring their own plates and cutlery in, these are the next best thing. I don’t know why we don’t use bamboo more often in place of paper. It grows so fast, and is very renewable versus paper, plus these products are everywhere.

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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Posted on November 1, 2014

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4 Comments

  1. Anne

    Reusable swabs, great idea! According to Last Swab, the product on Amazon is a knockoff https://support.lastswab.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006739080-We-re-the-original

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  2. Sense

    Well, TMI, but I’ve tried three different brands of the menstrual cups because I love the idea, but they just don’t…fit my body? Like they just don’t work for me. I’ve spent hours in total trying to get the things IN in the first place, and then to seal. My body just rejects them. I don’t know what to say. I can’t spend hours in the bathroom every time I need to empty it. Tampons, pads, thinx undies all work for me so that is what I do 🙂

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Everyone’s body is different. I’ve not had issues with it but then again, I went back to taking the pill 24/7 to stop my periods ..

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