Saving Money

Saving Money

You might as well just not have a job if youre not saving.
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Like most young people I have the great skill of blowing money fast. This is especially easy if you are in a relationship. We all know the feeling of getting paid on a Friday and come Monday morning being ashamed of what you spent over the weekend. Far too often we can forget to put our money into the right places, such as a savings account. There is nothing worse than working your tail off just so your bank account can hemorrhage all your hard earned money. Here are a few ways that you can try to increase your savings each month and not spend all of your fun coupons.

1. Utilizing my savings account is the first way I attempt to save money.

I know that if I keep my money in my checking account then it will most likely be all spent at the end of the month. So, I reduce that risk by taking one hundred dollars each month and moving it into my savings account. Just remember to not dip into that savings account!

2. I set aside another dollar for every new day.

This way at the end of the year I am guaranteed to have an extra 365 dollars in my savings which is a really nice feeling.

3. If you simply can not control yourself, then have someone to hold you accountable for what you spend each month.

Moms can be very good for this. I know I think twice before swiping my card because my mom will definitely see my account transaction history at the end of the month.

4. Invest your money if you think you may be savvy enough for it, or have someone else do it for you.

This way you will be able to maybe make a little extra money on your investment if the stocks do well.

5. Cut your spending by reducing how you eat out at restaurants, and if you can it would be best on your car and wallet to carpool.

I think a fifth of my checks go towards upkeep on my car and gasoline. For those of you who are of the drinking age, you may also find your money going down the toilet at bars. Many of you probably know by now to pre-game at the house before you head out for the night. However, do not forget to drink responsibly and do not drive under the influence. A DUI is one way to surely spend a lot more of your money than expected!

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

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Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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I Am My Flaws

An introduction of my imperfections.

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I am my flaws.

I am loud.

My laugh can be heard from rooms away. I try to raise my voice so someone can overhear my conversations. I try to make myself present in a room just from the tone of my voice. I want to be heard, not just seen. I do not know quite the right times to close my mouth. I notice when too late, and the damage is already done.

I am sensitive.

I do not come off that way. But I bite my tongue when I know I've done wrong. I feel my chest burn and squeeze when scolded. I feel my eyes burn as the salt begins to dry. My tears fill mason jars sealed until I can carefully open them one by one to someone. I pour them out alone sometimes onto my pillowcase.

I am passionate.

I stand for myself, my beliefs, my country, and morals. I stay grounded in what I believe because I know in my heart that what I fight for is right. People say it is too much, but I say it is not enough. There is no change without a fight, and I want to push myself until I can no longer be pushed.

I am indecisive.

I cannot make decisions on where to go eat or what movie to see. I hate to see my choices affect the ones around me negatively. I want to make sure every option has been looked at. I want to make sure I know as much information as possible. I waste precious time over worthless decisions.

I am stubborn.

Once I have made up my mind, there is no going back. I stick to what I want, and I stop at nothing to get it. I do not change my mind quickly, and I hold grudges for years. I lose friends from my grit. I lose trust and faith. I find it easy to get caught up in the selfish act of not losing touch with myself. I do not stray too far from what is familiar.

I am guarded.

I keep a lock and chain around my mind and my heart. I do not let many see the parts of me even I sometimes forget about. I am afraid to let others see the side of my face that does not smile, that does not laugh, and that does not joke. I am protecting myself from any sort of pain by guarding myself with more pain.

I am me.

I am loud, sensitive, passionate, stubborn, and guarded. I am everything that makes me completely and wholly imperfect. And that is OK. All of these things that make me the person I am are parts of myself I find I keep coming back to when asked to describe myself. At first, I was ashamed, but now I stand taller.

My flaws are my strengths. They allow me to be loud without fear of being silenced. They allow me to be sensitive without always having to put on a brave face. They allow me to be passionate without fear of being called out. They allow me to be stubborn without being told I am too uptight. They allow me to be guarded and still let someone see the real me.

My flaws allow me to be me even when "me" is not always who I tried to change to be.

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