June 2008

Dear psycho stock "investors"…

June 27, 2008

Please refrain from selling off your investments every time a dirty piece of bad news hits the stands. You are causing a lot of pain and torture to us patient ones. Unless you are elderly and/or about to retire, i do not like you. Thank you kindly,J. “My 401K keeps going down the tubes” Savings. ps: i’m not bitter ;)

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It’s the principal of the matter … Literally!

June 27, 2008

One of my all time greatest annoyances (i refuse to use the saying “pet peeves”), is getting gypped by cashiers. It’s one thing to have it done every once in a while, but it happens allllll the time for me! Maybe i’m just super unlucky, but i seriously have to question a receipt at LEAST once a week. Just the other day I was picking […]

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USAA Now shares 2nd place in our wedding Bank Battle!

June 26, 2008

That’s right, miraculously we’re STILL getting wedding checks sent our way :) I guess that “1 year to give a gift” rule is pretty common these days. Not that i really care one way or the other, i just find it pretty funny. This rule doesn’t apply to birthdays, graduation,or Christmas so why weddings? I asked a couple friends but no luck, they all came […]

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T-Mobile pumps out a $10/month land line plan!

June 25, 2008

Man, competition is getting fierce! Fine by me though.I’m all for consumer goodness :) So here’s the deal, i got an email last night from a rep saying they’re launching this “T-Mobile @ Home” plan today and thought it would be good to get the word out. And, since i’m always a fan of saving money as well as new technology out there, I agreed! […]

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Rock, Paper, Scissors your way to FREE chips & queso!

June 25, 2008

California Tortilla is at it again! This time w/ the popular kids game :) Here’s the info straight from their email campaign, which can also be found on the left hand side of their website: Play Rock Paper Scissors every Wednesday through July 9th. If you win you getour darn tasty chips and queso if you lose you get 50 cents off of your nextvisit. […]

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5 Gas-Saving myths that i was tricked into believing ;)

June 24, 2008

I came across these twice in the past few days – once on a pf site which i can’t remember for the life of me, and the other in this month’s Money Magazine – so I’m taking it as a sign to share :) Some of these i’ve fell for, and others are brand spankin’ new (and interesting) to me. While i usually don’t know […]

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Wanna know what it feels like to have ZERO credit card debt?

June 23, 2008

It feels GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! (in the voice of Tony the Tiger). I know this because the Mrs. and i JUST paid off all 3 outstanding credit card balances today. That means no more interest charges, no more budget fenagling, and especially no more annoying bills to pay ;) While it doesn’t feel all that *different* per se, my brain does feel a bit more organized and […]

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Would you rather…take $500k now, or $1 million in ten years?

June 20, 2008

I know some of you can’t sleep without a “would you rather” question every now and then (that someone being me), so figured i’d throw one out there to celebrate this glorious Friday. That, and I’m also trying to procrastinate here at work….only 12 more minutes to go ;) I came up with it when i was commenting on Mrs Micha’s “question and answer” post: […]

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Is it time to lock in our Home Equity Line rate? I’m Stuck!

June 20, 2008

*Update: We’ve decided to go w/ option #1 :)*Update 2: Our HELOC is currently at 2.80%! Similar to my car dilemna, now going on 4 months w/out a decision, it’s enough to drive a person crazy.Do you lock in a rate now and hope you caught it on the rise, or do you wait it out a bit and save more money each month? The […]

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Want a Best Buy coupon worth $10.00?

June 18, 2008

Then you’re in luck my friends! Unless you said No, in which case….um….please wait…thinking of something funny… sorry, i got nothing. Just read this not-so-randomly generated post of mine instead :) But back to this coupon I mention. While a free and clear $10.00 coupon SURE sounds nice, you know it comes with “ifs” and “buts” so here’s the dilly, yo. This coupon grants you […]

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OMG – Today is actually "National Splurge Day"!

June 18, 2008

What are the odds? Seriously, i totally made that day up when i posted about it yesterday – how freakin’ insane! I literally had no idea whatsoever – it was actually my boy Jonathan over at MyMoneyBlog.com (my all-time FAV pf blogger) who notified me of it. I tip my hat to you good sir. I followed his advice and googled it, and sure enough […]

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Sometimes splurging is okay to do – it really is!

June 17, 2008

I’m tired of my poor friend, the word “splurge”, getting so many negative reviews all the time – it’s really not fair. What’s so bad about giving in every now and then? We can’t be rock star savers all the time, it’s just not natural (plus it’s REALLY boring). So, in honor of this magical word – I hereby proclaim today the – “It’s Okay […]

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My contact form *may* be acting wonky…not sure

June 17, 2008

I’ve been getting a few blank emails through my Contact form, so if i haven’t responded to anyone – I’M SO SORRY! Try me again via email: J(at)budgetsaresexy(dot)com . Not sure if this is a problem or not, but wanted to holler just in case…i’ve been getting some messages perfectly, so who knows ;)

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Save $10 bucks and wash that sexy car of yours.

June 16, 2008

Money Hack #13456i89 – Start Spraying Away! It’s seriously one of the easiest ways NOT to spend money – just like when you make your own card instead of buying it at Hallmark. While it may not be the quickest way to save or earn a buck (wash out that dirty mind of yours), it def. does the trick! Will Smith does it so why […]

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