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Tonya S (budgetandthebeach)
Works at Budget and the Beach
Attended Ferris State University
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Today I'm featured on the Mo' Money Mo' Houses podcast, talking about my transition from full time to freelance. 
To listen to Episode 008: From Employee to Self-Employed, click one of the links below: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud | RSS As I mentioned at the start of this episode, I was lucky enough to have met Tonya from Budget and the Beach a few years ago when my husband Josh and I were on our honeymoon in California. Both Josh and I were[...]
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NEW POST!
When life gets a little out of hand personally and professionally, it's time for some regrouping.
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NEW POST!
It took me until I was in my 40's to understand what it takes to live an exceptional life. Find out what I discovered.
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NEW BATB TV SKIT! 
Recently I decided to try and save money by cutting my cable. I thought this would be easy, but it turns out cutting cable is harder than it looks.
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NEW POST!…and one that was really scary to put out there! 
What happens when your self-esteem is low and you feel ugly? Sometimes, it's the urge to spend money.
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The reasons why I think personal finance blogging has been one of the greatest things in my life, plus information on a brand new "Get Paid to Write for Blogs" course from my good friend +Catherine Alford at Budget Blonde.
There are a few times I can look back on my life and decisions I made and think, “yeah, that was a really good choice!” One was when I decided to pack up all my stuff and move to a new city (Seattle) without knowing anyone, or having a job. Hey it was the good …
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NEW POST! How was your June? 
A review of how my June went, and what I'm looking forward to in July!
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Check out my new episode of Real Money Stories!
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Happy Memorial Day!
How Americans spend their money on Memorial Day weekend.
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Have her in circles
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Blogger/Writer/Video Editor
Employment
  • Budget and the Beach
    Owner/Writer, 2012 - present
  • Tonya Designs
    Video Editor, 2008 - present
  • Vivendi
    Senior Video Editor, 2000 - 2008
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Los Angeles, CA
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Tonya is a beach volleyball-lovin' video editor and writer living in Los Angeles. She chronicles her journey of becoming financially independent in her personal finance blog Budget & the Beach, and building self-confidence in her sassy new blog It Started With Lip Gloss . You can follow her on twitter at @beachbudget.
Education
  • Ferris State University
    Television Production
  • Trenton High School
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Female