Category On Life

Shop Lazy. Earn Money.

We all think of shopping as splurging. A new video game. A television. Some clothes. A puppy. But even buying groceries and needed toiletries constitute shopping.

Shopping can be a dangerous act: you go in with a well-crafted list of things to purchase, but as you walk around, you start grabbing fun “bonus items” dispersed throughout the store. At the end of your hour, you’ve spent far more than you intended thanks to impulse shopping, and you’ve likely forgotten a few key items along the way.

Shopping is a necessary evil, but as we near the second installment of the roaring 20s, new fun abilities are coming to light to make shopping a more pleasurable and less wallet-killing experience.

Enter eBates, the best cash-back service around...

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Don’t Just Get Schwifty. Get THRIFTY!

I understand the need to portray an image on social media. No one posts a picture of themselves looking miserable in bed with messy hair and crusts on your eyes unless it’s for a good reason (either to accompany a humourous caption or to raise awareness for an issue ongoing). You always put your best face forward on social media, no matter what, in order to build your personal brand.

But sometimes, that desire to portray a certain image is just not attainable, nor is it smart. If you can attain great results for less money, then what’s the big deal?

I know so many people who will say, “I refuse to buy clothes from Amazon/Wal-Mart/Target/Ross/etc.”

Why?

Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, and Ross (and other similar stores like TJ Maxx and Payless ShoeSource) have name-brand, high-value, and downrigh...

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Adventures In Minimalism: iOS App Deletion

Something that I have been trying to do since purchasing a house in March 2018 is to live a more minimalistic lifestyle. This is very difficult for me, as the only child of a pack-rat and very generous parents and grandparents, but in an attempt not to junk up the house, this is a necessary evil.

…And oddly satisfying!

Part of the minimalism push was watching my long-time blogging buddy, Georgie Luhur, do the same thing in her life. Georgie is awesome, so definitely give her some love <3

Today, I decided to go more minimalistic in regards to my iPhone 7. I have been an iPhone user since July 2009 and love them dearly. However, in recent years with such a large amount of storage space on my current iPhone, I have gone crazy with my apps somehow...

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Marketing Indie Books For Dummies

Last Thursday, I released the first book in my four-part series The Belle Âme Chronicles. Not only did this mark the start of a new series that I am madly in love with (and plan to submit for my graduate school application), but it also marked the end of my previous saga.

My initial two novels were based on a short story series written from late-2002 through mid-2008, known as the “Fab Gang”. Featuring a plethora of characters loosely based on my favourite anime protagonists and antagonists, Fab Gang was a hodge-podge of chaos that only a teenager’s mind could manifest. Still, you can’t write something for so long without giving it a proper ending, and The Banana Avenue Chronicles did just that.

But my high school pennings are in the past...

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The 2020 Census’s Big Win For The LGBT Community

Every ten years, a Census is held in the United States, aiming to count the entire population of the country and determine the location of each resident. Questions asked include 1) how many people live/stay in each home, and the sex, age, and race of each resident. The goal is simple: to count everyone, at least once, only once, and in the right place.

Easy, huh?

Giving your data to the government might sound like a bad horror movie in the making, but its actually quite beneficial 🙂

The results of each Census determine the Federal funds, grants, and support allocated to each state, meaning that communities benefit the most when everyone is counted and reported accurately...

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