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A Look Back at Unemployment


October 21, 2014 by Brendan


Wow. I haven’t posted here in awhile. I’ve been insanely busy with my new-ish job, planning our upcoming vacation, and …
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No, I Don’t Want to Go to Your Tupperware Party


October 20, 2014 by Michelle


Dear friend, Thank you so much for your invitation for your party. I was actually really excited to hangout with …
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Your Body Shape is Costing Money (And It Sucks!)


October 17, 2014 by Michelle

body shape is costing money

Another crisp fall morning here in Chicago and all I can think about is fall fashion. I’m not a fashionista …
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Goodbye Debt #5: Checking in on Debt


October 15, 2014 by Michelle

checking in on debt

I did something scary and totally random yesterday. I paid off a debt. It all happened when one of my …
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When It is Time to Call the Landlord


October 13, 2014 by Michelle

call the landlord

I’ve been renting apartments for about 6 years now. I can confidently say there is not a worse moment in …
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How Much to Give at Weddings: A Base Calculation


October 10, 2014 by Michelle

Controversy Friday, y’all! Let’s debate! Today, Brendan and I are blessed to be sharing in the absolute joy of a …
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Stress and Money: 5 Ways Anxiety Affects Your Finances


October 8, 2014 by Michelle

stress and money

Let me pose a personal question: On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest), how stressed are …
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Our Lives Were Not Made for Our Social Media Accounts


October 7, 2014 by Michelle

social media

Yesterday morning, I was browsing my Facebook feed when I saw the news of a horrific somewhat local car accident …
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Thrift Store Halloween Costumes That Macklemore Would Approve


October 6, 2014 by Michelle

thrift store halloween costume

There are Halloween people, and there are the not-so Halloween people. In between lies Brendan and I. We are the …
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September Income Recap


October 2, 2014 by Michelle

september income

I’m going to be honest here. September was a freakin’ odd month. I actually had a good number of clients, …
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Fit is the New Poor

Fit is the New Poor

Hey-o! I’m Michelle. FitNPoor was started when my husband lost his job and we were forced to make big changes with our lifestyle. Now he's employed and I'm working my dream job as a writer and small business owner. This is my journey of knowing nothing to learning everything possible. I'm getting us on the right track to financial freedom by slimming down our debt and working out our assets.

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