Happy 3rd Birthday She Makes Cents!

If you are going to rise, you might as well shine”.

She Makes CentsShe Makes Cents celebrates the three-year mark. TODAY..wow time goes by fast!  Thanks to all of my fabulous followers  for joining me on my journey to becoming financially free.  I have enjoyed your comments and have been touched by your stories along the way.  Your comments, emails, tweets and pins, are what make me feel like deciding to share make journey with the world was well worth it.  Thank you for visiting and cheers to another year of working toward financial freedom, encouraging female financial literacy, and  inspiring ways to use “cents” to live a fab life!


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{Lifestyle Cents} Highly Successful People Make This Type of List…

she decided to start living the life she imagined…

I’m always reading something and back in December, I came across another one of those Things Successful People Do Differently articles. This article, however, has changed the way I approach goals for myself. As I was going down the list, I was giving myself mental gold stars for every bullet point that I was doing at that time. Read something educational everyday- Check. Keep a To-Do List- Check Check

Then the article mentioned that in addition to To-Do lists, which I am notorious for making, highly successful people are said to make and keep a current “To Be” list. I immediately grabbed a pen and paper and started listing who I wanted to be. Why hadn’t I thought of this before? Or had I? She Makes CentsLike so many people, I have taken to Pinterest to design my perfect hypothetical wedding, plan the design for my perfectly organized home, cook like a chef, have a body like a model, a bank account like a Hilton (seriously with all of the high fashion pins I have, I would need that type of budget) and if I were anything like my Pinterest persona, I was able to drop random knowledge about random things at the drop of a hat. Did you know that marshmallows help brown sugar stay soft?  Perhaps, I thought to myself, these boards I created for myself are puzzle pieces that make up the person I’m looking to become.  My To-Be list is a daily reminder to do something that helps me be the person I want to be. Every time I look at my list or add something to it, I become laser focus on becoming the person I want to be.
Check Out Some of the Points from my December To-Be List:

I want to be…

organized, punctual, chic,
polished, grounded, fit,
supportive, well spoken, charitable, prepared,

financially free

Yes, I will continue to pre-plan my wedding because I hope to be a bride someday. As far as having a home that reflects my style, why wait. I have yet to pin a picture of a beautifully decorated home that was cluttered and unorganized. Before trying to spend money on more stuff, I have started simplifying and repurposing what I already have. Instead of just pinning pictures of delicious looking meals, I have started to cook the very recipes I was saving. As far as my high fashion pins, I know it is smart to have investment pieces so I must choose wisely.  I decided to start living the life I imagined by penning it (pen to paper) and acting accordingly… you know instead of just Pinning It. 

Who Do You Want to Be?


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