I want to share your true story!

It’s Monday on Yes & Yes so I bet you’re here for the True Story interview that usually appears in this space. Me, too!

After 400+ interviews, I’m sort of struggling to find stories I haven’t told already!

Competitive lumberjack? Check.
Unexpected home birth? Check.
Parents were con artists? Check.

So I need help from you. If you have a true story we haven’t covered yet, I want to share it!

Interviews can be conducted over email or phone – whichever is easiest for you. You always have the option of being anonymous.

You can search the True Story archives using the search bar above my header to see if we’ve already covered your topic. If you’d like to share your story – or have an idea for an interview – drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org.

Thanks so much for making Yes & Yes part of your online life!

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Web Time Wasters

How was you week, friends? I walked the lakes with a friend I haven’t seen in months, saw the RBG movie with some of my favorite high-powered ladies, opened the doors on my most affordable course yet: Bank Boost. It’s a $25 group program and the methods I teach helped one student pay off $10,000+ of debt. Whaaaat? For $25 what do you have to lose? Click here to join us; class starts on Tuesday!

Also: tomorrow night at 7 pm, I’m doing an ’emotional spring cleaning’ live q & a with my More Money, More Happy Facebook group. Join us and bring all your questions about aligning your spending with your values (or just where to sell all the stuff you purge from your closet).

Links for you!

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True Story: I’m An Olympic Gold Medalist

What would it be like to win a gold medal? Or three gold medals? What if you won one of those gold medals in overtime in a match sports commentators called "One of the greatest things I've ever seen"? Click through for Gigi Marvin's story.

What would it be like to win a gold medal? Or three gold medals? What if you won one of those gold medals in overtime, in a match that sports commentators called “One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen”? That’s exactly what happened to Gigi Marvin. This is her story.

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Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? I flew back from Philly on Monday, after spending a few days poking around Reading Market, eating my weight in soft pretzels, and imagining a life in which I live in one of those row houses with cute window boxes and a brass knocker on the door.

I’ve traveled SO MUCH these last few months and I’m really looking forward to spending the next few months doing things like: staining the deck. Going to friends’ weddings. Actually moving my life and business forward instead of just packing, unpacking, and digging myself out of an email hole.

Also! On May 10th, I’m running my Spending Diet + Earning Spree book as a group program! Book + private Facebook group + live Q & A + accountability for less than the price of a Target swimsuit! Sign up below and you’ll be the first to know when doors open!

Links for you!

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5 Things That Happen When You Stop Buying Shit You Don’t Need

Want to stop buying shit you don't need? Struggling to stick to a budget? Looking for budget tips that don't make you feel deprived? This post will help you stick to your budget. Promise!

Friends, it’s time to talk about the back corner of our closets.

And the bottom drawer in the bathroom.

And that weird, hard-to-reach cupboard above the fridge.

You know what I’m talking about. And you know what lives in those places.

The dress that still has the tags still on it. The expensive conditioner the stylist said you absolutely needed. The KitchenAid mixer that seemed like a great wedding gift.

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I’VE LIVED IT MY DUDES.

For yearrrrrs I’d fill my closet with ‘close enough’ clothes I found on sale. I’d buy any cosmetic that was packaged cleverly or dispensed in a novel way. Oh, what’s that? Spray-on eyeshadow and foam lipstick? Into it.

For a huge swath of my life, I bought shit I didn’t need. Like, lots of it.

But one day, after my second Goodwill drop-off in as many weeks, I took a long, hard look at my spending habits and decided things needed to change.

I decided to stop buying shit I didn’t need.

Of course, these changes didn’t happen overnight. Habit change is hard.

But little by little, Target run by Target run, I started spending my money more intentionally. I started to make my spending align with my happiness and my values.

And interestingly enough, I don’t get a lot of happiness out of $17 Target sundresses that fall apart after two washes or a tube of clear lip gloss when I already have five at home!

Without exaggeration, my life changed when I stopped buying shit I didn’t need. And I bet yours will, too.

5 things that happen when you stop buying shit you don’t need

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True Story: I Started Doing Stand-up Comedy at 34

Do you want to start doing stand-up comedy but you're not sure where to begin? Or you think you're too old to start? You're not! Click through for one woman's story and her tips to get started as a comedian!

Have you ever wanted to try stand-up comedy but then thought “Oh, that’s for 22-year-old dudes!”

It is not just for 22-year-old dudes! In fact, my friend Amy started doing stand-up JUST LAST YEAR, and she’s booked for 16 shows this year! This is her story.

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