Why Voting is (Nearly) Pointless

Sarah's Thoughts Self Sustainability Simple Living + Minimalism

With the election mere days away, I’m pretty darn tired of being bombarded by all the “Go Vote!” campaigns. Though I have several reasons why, the primary issue I have is that if you aren’t going to the polls without lots of peer pressure and expensive campaigns, you shouldn’t be voting in the first place. …

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I've Already bought my last vehicle I'll ever need at age 21

I’m 21, and I’ve Already Bought My Last Vehicle

Become a Financial Genius Sarah's Thoughts Simple Living + Minimalism

If you know me at all, you know I’m a simple person, and that’s highly evident in my choice of wheels. In December 2013, at age 17, I bought what I hope to be the last vehicle I’ll ever need.  If you know me outside of my blog, you know that my last vehicle is nothing spectacular. Some …

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Wanna Save a Ton of Money, Become a Paid Tourist, and Strengthen Your Marriage? Drive a Semi.

Become a Financial Genius Love and Marriage Sarah's Thoughts Travels and Trucker Life

If you want to save (and make) some serious cash, do some traveling, and spend time with your spouse? Become a truck driver. I married Devin on October 15th of 2016, and we promptly jumped in a semi on October 24th. From October of 2016 to November of 2017, we were in that truck full …

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Every Diamonds N’ Denim Post Ever

Agriculture Become a Financial Genius Blogging + Freelancing Love and Marriage Sarah's Thoughts Simple Living + Minimalism Travels and Trucker Life

Diamonds N’ Denim has grown quite substantially over the past few years, making it increasingly more difficult to locate older posts. Instead of scrolling through archives, here’s a handy, all-on-one-page list. Of course, don’t forget about that nifty little search bar that’s to the side of or below this post (depending on if you’re viewing …

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that time my honesty costed me an interview. Sarah Hamelman Jones at Diamonds N' Denim Blog

That Time My Honesty Cost Me an Interview

Become a Financial Genius Sarah's Thoughts Simple Living + Minimalism

The Interview About two months ago, an employee from my former high school reached out to me, asking if she could interview me about my freelance business for the school website. Sure thing. She asked typical questions, such as “how did you start your business?”, “what attracted you to writing?”, and “how did you learn …

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