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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


Should You Consider Decreasing Your Dairy Intake?

By Kara Perez / September 1, 2015

I’m always on the lookout to improve my diet. I eat pretty healthy but there are definitely days where I only consume carbs. (I <3 you bread!) I’m in the later half of my 20’s now and I am noticing that my body is going through some changes., the biggest of which by far has […]


The Perfect Summer Date Outfit

By Kara Perez / August 25, 2015

Summer nights have a sort of magic about them. There’s an energy in the air that carries excitement in it. It makes for the perfect dating season in my opinion. Love is in the summer air! Don’t we all want to look our best on date nights? It doesn’t matter if you’ve been together forever or are […]


The Perfect Summer Work Outfit

By Kara Perez / August 11, 2015

It can be the absolute worst trying to focus on work in the summer. If you’re like me you want to go back to the days when summer meant summer vacation: swimming, sleeping and sunshine. Summertime brings with it a sense of fun and a sense of nostalgia for many. Summer also brings with it […]


Why Walking is a Healthy Exercise Choice

By Kara Perez / July 28, 2015

I was an athlete all throughout high school and college. I played lacrosse, a game dependent on running. The faster the better. Now that I’m all retired from sports and stuff, post college, I’ve traded my timed miles and running shoes for slower forms of exercise. Walking is chief among them. Don’t think that walking is only […]


Hair and Humidity- Why Can’t We Be Friends?

By Kara Perez / July 14, 2015

Summertime and the living is easy- for everyone except our hair. Summer means humidity and humidity means frizz. Sigh! Why is it so hard? It’s a never ending battle but don’t fear! There are ways to fight this fight and emerge victorious. Hair and humidity – Why Can’t We Be Friends? Frizz definitely varies depending on the humidity […]


Adding More Veggies to Your Diet

By Kara Perez / June 30, 2015

It’s a common refrain for everyone: “I need to eat better!” Americans are notorious for having horrible diets, mostly made up of high fat, high sugar, and highly processed foods. We’re a culture of fast food, and I don’t just mean McDonald’s. We eat out a lot and generally speaking, the carb and dairy heavy […]


Travel in Style: How to Be Comfortable and Fashionable on the Go

By Kara Perez / June 16, 2015

Travel is a dream for many. Beautiful sights, new foods and different cultures are all there to be experienced. I know studying abroad was one of the best decisions I made when I was in college. I was lucky enough to get to spend a semester in Adelaide Australia, and then a week in New […]


Summer Lip Colors for all Skin Tones

By Kara Perez / June 2, 2015

While it’s not technically summer until later this month, the 21st to be exact, I know in my neck of the woods the sun is out and the heat is happening! Summer is my favorite season. I love the colors, the energy and the time outside. It’s time to trade our dark jeans for summer dresses, […]