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Challenge Savings Update: $4,738.13

July 29, 2015
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Month #10 locked and loaded! Just two more months to go and our 12 month mission of savings will be complete :) Going by pretty fast too, eh? Gotta put those plans into effect TODAY if you want to see big results later! It all adds up over time! Here’s where our savings account is now after 10 months: Pretty wild… Almost $5,000 banked from […]

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Are You Financially Stable? Take This Test.

July 27, 2015
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I’m a sucker for new tests, and Laurie over at Well Kept Wallet just put out a fun one to determine how financially stable we are. There’s 20 questions to it, but most of them you should be able to answer in 2-3 seconds. The ones that take longer you can save for later to extend the joy ;) Here are the 20 questions below, […]

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Do You Know Your Lifetime Wealth Ratio?

July 24, 2015
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In case you weren’t aware, this week is the 2nd National my Social Security Week. An event so glorious to money nerds that I can’t believe I almost missed it! ;) I got an email saying to pass it along to all my colleagues, friends and family, so here you are: July 19th through 25th marks the celebration of our second National my Social Security Week. […]

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Mansions & Mobile Homes

July 22, 2015
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While at the beach last week, I was reminded of how much I love being surrounded by million dollar homes. I know you’re not supposed to get envious of The Joneses and all their things, but I make an exception for mansions. They motivate the crap out of me! Why? Because IT TAKES A TON OF MONEY to be able to afford one of them, […]

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The One Drawer Challenge

July 20, 2015
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Hey guys! Back from the beach and playing catch up (why do you always need a vacation after a vacation?), but wanted to pop in and give you a quick challenge today. And that’s simply to: Open up one drawer today and declutter the crap out of it! It could be an office drawer, desk drawer, kitchen drawer, clothes drawer, or better even – a […]

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5 Awesome Dates That Won’t Break the Bank

July 17, 2015
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[I’m currently at the beach doing my own type of date (with children – hah), but in my stead, please enjoy this fantastic post by Elliott Bailey. Founder of FightForHer.com and lover of keeping the excitement going in relationships. Without killing your wallet!] Budgets buy freedom. Budgets do not buy fancy date nights (not in the short term anyway). This simple fact is one of the […]

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20 Ways to Piss Off Your Local Bank Teller

July 15, 2015
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for y’all today while still at the beach ;) Brought to you by a new blogger on the scene, Marc, from SelfEmploymentMovement.com. Check it out and then show him some love over on his site! (As long as you’re not one of the people doing the following below – hah)] I’ve spent the last 3 years as a bank […]

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How I Paid off $46,500 of Student Loans in 2 years

July 13, 2015
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[Please welcome fellow blogger, Even Steven, to the site while I’m out on vacation :) I got a note from him before I left that he just paid off his entire student loan debt (woo!) and he wanted to announce it here on this blog and share how he did it. I hope this motivates you to kill yours off quicker too! Remember that debt is […]

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Side Hustle #58 – Skydiving Drop Zone Worker

July 10, 2015
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[Hey guys! I’m headed out to the beach for some good ol’ fashion family vacay, and while I’m gone I’ve lined up some great articles from blogger friends ready to spread the good word. Starting with Green Girl who shares her experience working at a skydiving joint for our Side Hustle Series! Enjoy!] Hi, I’m Green Girl and I left the corporate rat race to […]

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