Simone's Blog: Money Magnet

As the Director of Affiliate Relations at HomeFree-USA, I’ve always been fascinated with how people handle their money. Like everyone else, I’ve had my financial ups and downs. In fact, it took me 32 months to pay off $32,000 in credit card bills and build up a six-month emergency fund. While that was a very difficult period, I am grateful – and wiser -- for the experience.

Through my personal experiences and working at HomeFree-USA, I’ve gained a ton of insight that I feel compelled to share. You’ll find those lessons here. Feel free to take the thoughts and ideas that resonate with you most and put aside the rest for later. I look forward to sharing my journey.

Mid-year resolution: Get out and move!


Summer's here y'all! We're halfway through the year and some of us haven't followed through with our commitment to workout regularly.

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I need to increase my credit score by 100 points in the next 30 days


How can I do it?

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Summertime Fine: Weight loss on a budget


It seems like when we pass a certain age everyone gets uber conscious of their body (men do it too, don't let them fool you). If I hear one more person say they're not drinking alcohol this week/month/year, have stopped eating..., or have signed up for some nutrition program, I may scream and throw myself out the window (especially because I do all of these).

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Let's make this a summer to remember - Tons of activities and no debt


Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't. It's all about focus.

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The trick to making money and removing stress in one word: De-clutter


I'm a natural minimalist, but the one thing that used to always trip me up were books and shoes - if I saw either that I wanted I was buying it. The shoes were (mostly) consistently re-used, but after one or two reads the books just sat on the shelf. A waste!

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