Melissa Blevins Perfection Hangover

Hi! I’m Melissa!

Struggling to find your place in this world? Me too.

Constantly seeking the approval of others, including your spouse, parents, friends, etc? I used to feel I had to prove something, too.
With a background in banking and real estate, I created Perfection Hangover to share “the sober truth” about money, blogging, and business. No BS.

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Buying a House in 2021 – Without Cash

If you’re buying a house in 2021, you might be feeling discouraged. Cash buyers and lack of inventory are driving up the prices of homes, and it’s so tough to compete when you don’t have a cash offer (for well above list price in most cases).  2021 has been a crazy year of shortages. There’s

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How to Choose the Ideal Laptop for College

Preparing for college can be tough, particularly when dealing with the emotional strain of leaving home for the first time. There are a plethora of potentially confusing details to consider, but in the end, it is to make sure you get the best out of your course and your time in a new living space.

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Work from Home Struggles – Expectation vs Reality

It has been so long since I’ve published anything new, and the truth is…life happened. I’ve experienced more work from home struggles in the past few months than ever before, and it prompted me to address this topic.  Work from home life is not always easy. It’s especially difficult if you have kids and/or a

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I Think I’m Incapable of Working for Someone Else

Before I started my businesses, I worked for several years in various banks. I’ve lived in five different states, so we have moved around a lot, and I switched employers quite a bit. I realized this week that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to be happy working for someone else.  I recently got

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Navy Federal Credit Union Mortgage Preapproval Sucks

Why I Dumped Navy Federal Credit Union as My Mortgage Lender

Navy Federal Credit Union is a reputable financial institution. They offer banking services for military and family members of those who either are actively serving or have served our Country. You can join Navy Federal even if you or your spouse are not military, so when my husband and I found out that they offered

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Side Hustle Ideas

I’ve compiled a massive list of side hustle ideas to help you earn more money so that you can pay off debt, save for emergencies, and even quit your full-time job to pursue your dream.

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Starting a Blog

Whether you’re a stay at home mom or tired of working at a job that you hate, blogging could be for you. Every single service-based business should launch a blog to increase visibility and brand awareness. Click below for 5 things you need to know before starting a blog.

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Money and Financial Tips

You don’t have to practice extreme frugal living in order to achieve your financial goals. Click below for practical money tips (even if you’re the free-spirited spender).

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