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Are You Down With OPM? (Other People’s Money?)

July 18, 2018
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(Big ups to A. Money for the throwback OPP’esque reference ;)) Welcome to Round II of Other People’s Money! Where we blast out juicy numbers for everyone to see, and then include a snapshot on their background for even further ogling perspective ;) Up this time around: a millionaire who doesn’t feel like a millionaire, a traveling Cardiac ICU Registered Nurse, a Hebrew software engineer, […]

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Ever try tracking what you spend on *wants*?

July 16, 2018
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We all know that tracking every transaction helps keep you accountable, but what if you were to just focus on the *wants* side of the equation? Would it open up your eyes even more or change future habits? I’ve been doing it for about a week now and so far I’m thoroughly enjoying it :) It hasn’t affected my patterns *too* much yet, but I’ve […]

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The Buyerarchy of Needs

July 13, 2018
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Caught this on the internets the other day and almost had a moneygasm! It comes from the beautiful mind of Sarah Lazarovic, and thought we’d marinate on it for a bit as it’s pretty epic… Link to download the high res version is down below if you want to print or share it around. Would make an excellent companion piece to that high school money […]

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Things I’ve never been hardcore enough to try

July 11, 2018
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I’ve tried a lot of experiments with my money over the years, but there are still some I’ve never been able to pull the trigger on. Here’s a list of them below – perhaps you’ve accomplished them and lived to tell the tale? :) #1. Using cash only for an entire month I swear this one’s been at the top of the list for 5 […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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Side Hustle #73: I Sell Crickets Online!

July 6, 2018
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[Hey guys!! Been a while since our last hustle showcasing, so had to come back with a splash today and bring on my man Jeff Neal who sells crickets for cash! When people say you can sell anything online, they sure mean it, haha… So please to enjoy today – the ins and outs of cricket hustling :)] ******* I have an unusual hobby. I […]

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Favorite Financial Nuggets This Month!

July 4, 2018
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Happy 4th of July y’all! Got a bunch of fine reading material for ya today when you’re bored of relaxing and/or hanging out with your family (or both) ;) I’m out at the beach all week soaking up some good family quality time myself, but sadly there’s no sleeping in or lounging when you’ve got a TWO-MONTH OLD on your hands! Womp womp… Still – […]

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Net Worth Report #126: $843,567.22 (+$1,663.83)

July 2, 2018
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Happy Monday, all! Good day to sit down and update the ol’ net worth! (But when is it not, really? ;)) Nothing too crazy went down for us last month, but I did have fun opening up a new 529 account for the youngest and plopping in $5,000 to help him catch up with his brothers… It turns out I picked the wrong day to […]

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Health vs. Wealth – Which Goes First?

June 29, 2018
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If you had to choose one: health or wealth, which would you go with? According to a new press release I just opened up, if you’re a millennial you go for the health more often than not ;) At least that’s according to TD Bank who sent me these fun stats we’ll be pouring over today (you can download the full report here (powerpoint)). They […]

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School Project of The Year, Right Here!

June 27, 2018
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I get a lot of notes over the years, but every now and then I’m completely blown away by one, and such was the case yesterday when I opened up my email and found this gem waiting for me… If you’re a teacher, or have friends who are teachers, PLEASE PASS THIS TO THEM and let’s get this course into more schools around the world!! […]

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40+ Ways to Save More Money & Optimize Your Life :)

June 25, 2018
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Hey hey! Welcome back to another week of $$$ lovin’ chat fests! Y’all have fun with all those giveaways last week?? Find some new books and tips to check out? If you weren’t paying attention, don’t worry – I was making notes in the background of all my favorite tips people were sharing, and today we’re going to list them all because there were some […]

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Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

June 22, 2018
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It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH! Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them […]

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Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

June 21, 2018
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Getting closer to the end of giveaway week! But still two solid days left of spreading great resources back into circulation ;) This time around – we focus on career and productivity books. But first, yesterday’s lucky new owner of those frugality books! –> Lily @ TheFrugalGene.com. Congrats, friend!! Drinks on you if we ever meet up in real life! ;) Onto Giveaway Day #4: Bundle […]

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Giveaway Day #3: Bundle of Frugality Books!

June 20, 2018
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Hey hey! Another day, another package of books to give away! This time around – the ones that can save you money and bring out your inner minimalist/ frugalist :) Two of which come from blogger friends! But first – yesterday’s winner of the investing books…  bum bum bum dee bum bum bum… Ellie Falls! Enjoy!!! Don’t forget about us little people when you hit […]

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