Hello and thanks for stopping by Selective Splurger!

My name is Alyssa, pronounced like uh-lisa. My happy place is anywhere with my rescue dog, Sasha. If I’m not with her, I can be found at my desk job, watching movies, at the gym, or trying out new food in Charlotte, NC. I moved to Charlotte in 2012 to go to UNC Charlotte for Mass Media Communication. Since graduating in 2016, I’ve learned the “real world” is more expensive than I anticipated. The goal of this blog is to teach you, as I learn more, how I live a frugal, happy lifestyle (with a dog) with tips on saving and making extra money, getting/staying healthy and fit, and what I personally deem worthy of splurging on.