Month In Review: January 2018

The first month of 2018 has come and gone, and it was definitely an eventful month. Coding I was awarded Google Developer Challenge Scholarship from Google and Udacity to work on the Frontend Development Track. Started learning JavaScript for the first time. Finished #100DaysOfCodeChallenge Round 1 – and blogged about it!  I’m making steady headway into R2. Attended CocoaPods NYC Coding Meetup every Saturday morning, which, if you know anything about […]

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I Read 85 Books in 2017 for Free (And Now You Can, Too!)

So I read a lot.  And it sounds expensive, because books are really expensive in the US, but in truth, I barely spent any money last year on books.  There are so many ways to obtain books for free (or almost free) LEGALLY, and I’m here to spill the beans, having compiled over 2 dozen ways to read for free (or almost free)! ★ All! The! eBooks! and Audiobooks! First […]

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My Summer Reflections: Decluttering, #100DaysOfCode, Arthritis, and Chemo

Time just keeps on flying by! September is almost over, and I haven’t done any Monthly Reflections since my first one in June!  So here’s one for July, August, and September… Basically Summer 2017! July In July, I officially began my Minimalism Journey by dumping out my main closet and creating a huge mess in my apartment, as well as donating a huge portion of my wardrobe. It was a […]

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Living on $10.32/Day in NYC #1PaycheckChallenge

I did it guys. 31 Days. 1 Paycheck. $10.32/Day. In New York City. Wow, my first 1 Paycheck Challenge was pretty stressful! I lived on a budget of $10.32/Day, strictly on cash so I can keep accurate tabs on what I was spending and what I had left for the month. To recap, I started off the month with 2 envelopes: Fees Envelope (Yoga/Laundry): $90 Spending Envelope (Food/Purchases): $320 My […]

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1 Paycheck Challenge

For the month of August, I am going to try out the 1 Paycheck Challenge. Basically, it’s what it sounds like.  Since I get paid twice a month, I am going to attempt to pay all of my bills with just one of my paychecks, and save or invest the other paycheck. Give it a try, even if just for the sake of crunching some numbers.  You might be surprised […]

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