Building my First CD ladder

I recently started my first CD ladder as part of my diversified income strategy. I chose a 3 month, 6 month, 12 month, 24 month, and 60 month.

A CD ladder is a strategy in which an investor divides a sum of money into equal amounts and invests them in certificates of deposit (CDs) with different maturity dates. This strategy decreases both interest rate and reinvestment risks. It is an investment strategy where you invest in a series of individual CDs with staggered maturity […]

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Dance Practice Elevated

I took this dance practice clip and added new music and stickers for Instagram reels.


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Real Estate Investing for All

Real estate options provide investors with wider portfolio diversification, higher returns potential, and consistency compared to more volatile markets. Investing in Real estate may seem like a future goal, but technology has made it much easier to join in.

Fundrise is an online real estate investment platform that I have been using since 2018.

This investment platform pairs smart technology with deep real estate expertise to offer the private real estate investment opportunities to everyone, regardless of net worth.

Interested in investing with Fundrise? Join with my link and we will both have our advisory fees waived for 90 days!


Welcome to FREE DANCE DAY! Belly Dancing Basics

Welcome To The Dance

Hello, and Welcome Back!

This week we have three basic belly dancing lessons, which will take your through some simple movements you can follow along with at home. All of these lessons are available for you to experience for FREE on YouTube.

Basic Posture for Belly Dancing

In this video from Howcast, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you the basic posture for belly dance.


Hip Lifts and Basic Shimmy

This next video shows you how to do basic hip lifts and shimmy movements.


How to Belly Roll

Finally, this video breaks down the ab motions for belly rolls.


If you would like to find more free dance resources on YouTube, check out the Free Dance Lessons page. All of these lessons are available for FREE on YouTube. If there is a channel you love, remember you can subscribe to show your support and to start building your own archive…

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3 Side-Hustles Ideas to Start Earning Income Today

If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may help to supplement you whatever your current situation may be like.

Make Money Reselling Your Clothes on Poshmark

If you have got any clothing or household items you no longer use, consider listing it on a resell app like Poshmark. I have used Poshmark for both buying and selling and have even found dance shoes for a great price. Poshmark was intended to be used to sell luxury and designer items too, so they have an authentication process available if you would like to list higher priced items such as handbags or luxury shoes. 

For a limited time, you can join Poshmark using my code ARCHAEO_CHIC for a $10 credit.


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Make Money with Your Fitness Data

If you are already using a fitness tracking app, you can use the Achievement app to sync and share your health and fitness data in exchange for points. These points add up to a cash reward (the time it takes depends on other factors, such as additional health surveys and friend referrals). I have been using this app for many years and have reached the payout reward a few times already. This one is not an instant payout, but since it does actually pay for something you are likely already doing, why not get paid a little?


Make Money as a Test User for Websites

User testing is where you provide feedback for prototype website features. This typically involves sharing screen-recording of you using the site, while talking about what you are doing and seeing. The tests usually pay from $10-20 or more, depending on the test. There are many different platforms you can sign up for, and they all have different opportunities depending on your demographics. I have used TryMyUI every so often, with success. If you are willing and able to pass a qualification test, user testing is a great work from home option.


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Poshmark sellers use Instagram and TikTok to make sales, grow business – Business Insider

Jack Ermisch carries boxes of flippedthrift orders from Poshmark Jack Ermisch This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Poshmark is an online marketplace where users can sell and buy used items. Some sellers have even turned it into a six-figure business for themselves.Business Insider spoke with two…

Poshmark sellers use Instagram and TikTok to make sales, grow business – Business Insider

Partner Lessons and What Happens Between

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If you follow my dance log Instagram, you’ve likely scrolled past some of my dance check-ins posts. If you missed out, fear not. I’ve got another weekly dance reflection post coming at you right now. This week, I had two partner lessons at home, with all the dances in between to share.


Monday Morning Lesson

Since I have been focusing intentions on following dynamics, the focus has been on my two most intimidating styles as a follower: Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing. This week, I wanted to try feeling the follow in those dances that I already know a few steps in. Knowing the steps actually makes it hard to follow sometimes, if I know what it’s supposed to look like. Thus, I wanted to work on some dances that I haven’t touched it for a while, like the rumba. Although I had other intentions, there are…

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How I Built My Own Ballet Barre

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About one year ago, I built my own ballet barre to use at home. Before I moved into the house I am in now, my dance space was a small kitchen and sometimes garage space. I needed something that was sturdy enough to stay upright, but also lightweight and portable.

I looked through many designs and material options, and ended up choosing this DIY pipe barre from Ballerinas by Night. I used acrylic paint and glitter, sealed with a clear coat. I also had some extra glow-in-the-dark paint in my craft kit, so I threw some in the mix.

The project cost me around 80 dollars for all of the materials. Thus far, the barre has held up well. I do sometimes find that I need to add a bit of weight to the base legs. It depends on what I am working on. I’ve found my wrist weights…

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