{Style Cents} The Most Stylish Way to Destroy A Credit Card

Credit Card Name Necklace{Photo Source: Clossette}

I saw this picture not too long ago from the blogger and self-proclaimed JeDIY master, Yuka Yoneda, of Clossette.com and my mind started to race.  That’s right, you are looking at a fabulously easy DIY name necklace repurposed from her old Macy’s card.  People cut up credit cards all the time to celebrate a BIG pay off, to keep themselves from going into further credit card debt, or because they were issued a new card.  No matter the reason, this is definitely a more stylish option than going all Edward Scissor Hands on your old card.  I still can’t fathom the thought of doing the “big chop” on my credit card once it hits a zero balance. It’s hard to shift that paradigm of having a credit card simply “in case of emergencies” but I am starting realize that is what my emergency fund is for.  I’m not sure if I am ready to cut my current card, but I have a card or two that had to be replaced because of a corporate breach.  If you are taking part in this DIY, remember to first demagnetize the card, shred the card after you have removed your “name plate”, and dispose on trash day.

Chic or Cheap?

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{SMC Announcement} Danielle Boler for FeeX

FeeX LogoJust recently I teamed up with a company called FeeX to join the conversation of about money for their company blog.  The content is a mix of personal stories, financial insights, news, and interviews and I am honored to be a part of the discussion.  FeeX is a free service that uncovers the hidden fees in your retirement accounts—initially IRAs—and estimates the damage that these fees are inflicting on your retirement savings.  Are you one of the 7 out of 10 Americans that are completely unaware of the fees eating away at your retirement savings?  I think this type of service is cool and a great way to learn more about retirement savings while adding my twenty-something voice to their blog.  Check me out!

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{Woman to Watch} Jen Ramos of Made By Girl

Meet Jen Ramos!

Jen RamosOn of my favorite things to do on Sundays is kick back and read other people’s blogs. A few years ago, I came across the online shop and blog Made By Girl, by Jen Ramos, which features all things pretty from paper goods to typographical posters!  I had an instant connection to her style aesthetic and immediately started blogger crushing on Ramos.  She then upped the ante, when she launched her new site, Cocoa & Hearts, where she sells gorgeous original paintings.  Since following her on social media, I feel like I have gotten to know her precious and oh so fab dog Darla, her family, and get a more behind the scenes of the woman behind the brand.  As a blogger and a woman in business, it is important to make a splash and let your presence be known.  She is always polished, personable, and positive and that’s why she is our latest Woman to Watch!

She Makes Cents images via MadeByGirl

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{Simplicity Saturday} 3 Fabulous Hair Trends That Save You Time & Money

I’m not sure when I started doing this, but the word “simplicity” has become my weekend mantra. It’s something about saying, Simplicity Saturday or Simplicity Sunday, that helps me welcome the weekend and feel relaxed and empowered to do ANYTHING…even if that means actively doing nothing. I have been so busy lately, that I have not made time for what I consider “basic upkeep” (i.e. getting my hair done).  Whenever I find little pockets of time it is too late to make a hair appointment.  So what is a girl to do? Try new hairstyles at home, that’s what!  Below are a few of my favorite protective styles that look fabulous on all hair types, that saver time, and most importantly… simple!

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For the sake of “keeping it simple” I think I will be rocking style #4. Stay tuned to my instagram to see how my hair turns out 🙂

Which Style Do You Like Best?

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{Hello 2014} January Photo-A-Day Challenge

Lights. Camera. Action!

Hello lovelies! It’s time for you to grab your cameras and join our January photo challenge.  I am really  looking forward to seeing everyone’s Day 24 pictures featuring their 52 Week Money Challenge (Bingo Remix) and the progress you all are making toward your financial goals in the new year. Want to join me for the challenge? Use #shemakescents and #photoaday when uploading to instagram, twitter, & facebook! She Makes Cents

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{Every Woman Should Know…} How to Tie a Tie

A man in a suit and tie is to women, what women in lingerie is to men”

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I would have to say that I totally agree.   My Mr. prides himself on knowing several knots…half and full Windsor, a Pratt knot, and so on (bragging moment).   While most men know how to tie at least one knot, others may not know how to tie their ties at all. This is when, as a woman you can step in.  After all,  being able to tie a man’s tie can be a very intimate experience a woman should not miss out on! 

Check out this Cheat Sheet:How to Tie a TiePhoto Credit: Ties.com

Who Taught You How to Tie a Tie?

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