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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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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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Why I decided not to move...
Why I decided not to move into a new apartment last minute as a way to save money.
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I get asked all the time what my tips are for people wanting to leave full time work to start freelancing. Here they are, learned on my part the hard way…but that doesn't have to be the case for you! ‪#freelancing
Thinking of quitting your full time job to start freelancing? Then you must read my 5 Essential Tips for Freelancing before you take the leap.
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NEW POST!
The debut of my new BATB TV series, Real Money Stories. In this episode you'll meet Los Angeles single mom and freelancer, Heather.
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NEW POST and video! 
My budget road trip to Vegas and Utah to visit the Mighty Five National Parks.
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As Oprah has so said before, life has a tendency to send you whispers about how you should live it. Do you listen to your whispers?
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Happy Memorial Day!
How Americans spend their money on Memorial Day weekend.
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In today's networked economy, it's important to "gift small goods" as part of your plan for a successful business, or to be a successful entrepreneur.
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Challenges like no spending months, fasting, and frugality are really fun when they are a choice, but what about when they become necessity?
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Have her in circles
177 people
Kathleen Celmins's profile photo
Taylor Brown's profile photo
Chelsea Krost's profile photo
Erin M.'s profile photo
Kathleen O'Malley Celmins's profile photo
Ellen Edwards's profile photo
Jay “expat” investor's profile photo
Sub Fin's profile photo
Randy Davis's profile photo
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Occupation
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