Posts Tagged ‘money’

It has been a learning process and it has been difficult at times but I am proud to say it is day 5 of the accelerated 10 min trainer program. I have kept up with the 3 stack a day plan, except the yoga day.

Yesterday and today I¬† did 1 of the workouts in the morning. I think I feel better clarity when I exercise first thing in the morning. It’s too early to show any major changes but I certainly feel the effects.

The true challenge is in the jeans test. Are they still tight.. or do they slip on easy? I am waiting until friday to try on a pair I wore last fall again. They fit just right then but have since gotten tight over the holiday season.

The winter months are harsh on the body. Summer time allows me to get out and walk and take my kids to the park. But since late November I have not gotten out very much and that plus the holiday season took it’s toll. But it was super cute this morning to see my 2 year old daughter trying to work out like mommy does. I was jogging circles with her and she was giggling up a storm.

Anyways I think 10 min trainer is helping a lot so I am happy. I also am trying to watch my portions, although I am not drastically cutting calories, just trying to eat less junk. I got a tip from the John Tesh radio show about using smaller dinner plates to trick your mind into thinking you ate more. I was skeptical but it works!

Also I am not a huge fan of drinking water all the time so my soloution is 2 things.. home-made green tea with splenda sweetener, and the south beach diet protein waters to replace sodas. Well mostly… I crave a Diet Dr Pepper now and then so I indulge. But it is down to once every other day or less.

More comming soon! Actually less.. weight.. more.. me. ūüôā


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I have been in Second Life since 2005, and it has completely changed how I think about making money online. Second Life opens up a world of exciting possibilities for the home based entrepreneur.

I did not have a lot of money to start a business with, just a lot of time. I tried all kinds of home business opportunity’s , read all kinds of eBooks, sat on the floor of my local library with a pile of home business books and I found very little that worked out for me.

But Second Life is different, I enjoy creating virtual clothing and buildings for other people to enjoy!

I love going to virtual concerts with live musicians playing over streaming audio. Best of all I love the fact that I earn money all day and all night long, even as I sleep! That’s why I wrote “Your Virtual World Business Guide – Success through creativity in the Second Life world”.

Second Life is even FREE to get and FREE to use!

I invite you to read more by visiting:

If you have questions or need help feel free to contact me personally at cathereinenight@gmail.com and I will try to answer you within 24 but no more than 72 hours.

I also set this book up on an affiliate program to encourage this information to spread and enlighten other talented people who might be interesting in making a living this way. The link to that program for the book is below:


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They say music is the heartbeat of life. In my case I found myself sad this morning and decided to browse youtube for some songs that really couple with how I feel right now. Two by Linkin Park popped into my head.

Sometimes I feel like people who are full of imagination and playfulness are suffocated in this world. Everyone keeps telling me that work and college and saving money, investing, and complete focus on my kids and husband are what a good wife and woman must do. Yes, to a certain degree you have to take responsibility for your life. Kids need to get outside and play and have a great time, but they need downtime where they can play on thier own too. Work is nessesary to pay the bills, and college will get a better salary, but I dont want to trudge to work from 9-5 every day, come home, cook dinner, tuck the kids in, and go to bed and repeat.

I want fun! I want to be able to play a little. I want to create great things and write stories and hang out with my friends. I want to have fun and not be scolded every time I goof off. I still get my bills paid.. I still get my kids out and have fun.. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE WANT? I decided I really dont care anymore. Aside from going to college, which I am, to get a job that pays well enough that I only have to work part time, and I can keep my kids out of daycares. As well as trying to make compromises, many I don’t like, but for the sake of marriage and children. The rest of it I am tired of. I do not want to be like the world says I am “supposed” to be. I tried it, I already feel numb.

Anyways.. Here are the videos I found that really hit home right now.


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Well I am tired of having no money, I am going to go to college!

Once I thought that college was a pointless waste of money. I now realise I was both right and wrong on that thought. It is certainly true that you could know the same exact things that a college graduate does without spending all that money to get a degree that states it. However, this is a very difficult thing to market to potential employers if they are basically complete strangers to you.

My family depends on me fully to be a success. Also, I would like to be an inspiration to my three children as they grow and face their own trials in life. The plan is to do whatever it takes within reason to go to college and achieve a Bachelors in Information Technology Systems Management.

To achieve my goals I researched many schools and settled on DeVry University. DeVry has regional accreditation, as well as all on-line classes, and an accelerated yet challenging academic program. The professor’s are working in the field that they are teaching in, and all of that combined was very impressive!

Financially we have nothing to work with after bills are paid. This of course is one major factor¬†leading to college in the first place. I have been actively filling out scholarships and grants to assist in paying for school. I am certainly not afraid to write essays if¬†there is¬†a chance to win money for school. My husband is disabled and can help me watch the kids sometimes, but that’s about it. Nothing will stop me from going, I will¬†find the money somehow.

In  closing, I feel that this will benefit us in more ways than financially in the future. My children must see how important school is, I will have a career that empowers me to be a better person, and my husband will feel like less of a burden is on his shoulders because of his disability. I like to be self sufficient, and I will do what it takes to be so again.

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I came across an article recently talking about how the economy is affecting the average price of a wedding. Fair enough it certainly has affected it. However what really got me was the average price of most peoples wedding. They quoted a whopping $28,800 approximatley per wedding!

Yes it is supposed to be once in a lifetime and yes it would be so easy to spend that much on a wedding.. but it is for ONE day! For the same price people could buy a brand new car, or put a chunk of that on a downpayment for a house that will gain in value over the years. To me paying out extravangant prices for a wedding seems completely insane.

In my humble opinion you really only need close family and friends for the wedding, and a nice romantic honeymoon is where to spend the bulk of your wedding cash. then put the rest towards your future because that lasts much longer than one day.

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