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Kara Perez

Kara lives in Austin, TX, working as a writer and a nonprofit development associate. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2011 with $25,302 in student loans and paid them off in three and a half years on a salary of less the $28,000. Kara blogs about debt payoff, frugal living and women in media on her website, www.fromfrugaltofree.wordpress.com

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Keep your Body and Mind Alive, Breakup with Stress

By Kara Perez / March 21, 2017

  Who was the first one to set a foot on the Moon’s surface? Neil Armstrong. Do you know who set his foot second? Or the third? No. In a world that remembers only winners, the one who comes first, there is certain amount of pressure to be the best. While we are taught to […]

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Habits That Help You Stay Fit

By Kara Perez / March 14, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, it actually takes a lot longer to form a habit than just three weeks. On average, something only becomes automatic about two months after you have made it a part of your daily routine. While most people would like to look a certain way, they only really get motivated to do […]

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Don’t Lose Faith, Lose Weight

By Kara Perez / February 14, 2017

Why should you drop a few pounds? What does losing weight have to do with your overall personality? How are exercising and dieting associated with staying fit and healthy? Apparently getting down to a healthy body weight has a lot of plus points. More weight means, more pressure on your feet, which already bear the […]

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5 Ways to Freelance for Extra Income

By Kara Perez / February 8, 2017

A national survey found that 23% of workers always live paycheck to paycheck and another 53% usually or sometimes live paycheck to paycheck. Stagnant wage growth is one of the factors that are preventing people from being able to save money. Given that the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, picking up extra cash […]

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Simple Life Changes That Can Lead To Dramatic Health Improvements

By Kara Perez / February 7, 2017

The mass majority of consumers would absolutely love to lose weight and improve their health. Unfortunately, a lot of people will never achieve their goals. Losing weight is often easier said than done and many people will give up well before they achieve any real progress. The good news is that there are simple changes […]

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Flexible Dieting

By Kara Perez / February 7, 2017

  What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about dieting? Small chunks of dull, drab food including a lot of salad. And then sticking onto this plain monotonous diet even if it means you will have to starve for more than half of the day. The common trend in […]

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7 Ways to Use Lemon as a Beauty Aid

By Kara Perez / January 3, 2017

  When life gives you lemons, you simply incorporate them in your beauty regime. Hair highlights : Lemons are known to contain bleaching and lightening components which make them the simplest and safest way to add highlights to your hair. Dilute the lemon juice with a little water, apply them as streaks, and sit in the […]

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6 Things You Should Not Put on Your Face

By Kara Perez / December 27, 2016

These are a lot of YouTube videos and DIY recipes that provide you with quick hacks, but not everything will make your face look fresh and bright. There are some common ingredients which you should totally avoid, that can damage your skin. Foot Cream: The skin on your feet is very different from the skin […]

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Is Conditioning Necessary after Shampooing?

By Kara Perez / December 13, 2016

Shampoo cleans your scalp, but along with the dirt and oil, shampoo can strip away the essential healthy oils from your scalp, leaving it all dry and frizzy. Conditioning is a damage control step, to add back the moisture the shampoo stripped along with the dirt buildup. Conditioner restores the pH balance of your hair, […]

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