February 2009

Subscriber Swap Saturday: One on One with No Debt Plan

February 28, 2009

Welcome to Subscriber Swap Saturday! The basic idea here is to get the subscribers of one blog to subscribe to the other blog for at least a week, just to try it out. If after a week you don’t find that blogger’s content enticing – then just drop it like it’s hot. The main hope here is that over time you’ll find several writers you […]

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How Frugal is too Frugal? (when you don’t have a life anymore)

February 27, 2009

A lot of us bloggers rave about being so frugal and cutting corners all the time, but there comes a time when enough is enough. Just like dieting, you can’t ALWAYS be frugal’ing your way around town. Once overboard, you’ll be sure to jump back in the safety boat soon enough. Today’s post was inspired by one of my new favorite bloggers, Green I$ The […]

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Do you think showering together REALLY saves water?

February 26, 2009

I don’t know, but I sure would like to try it! According to my good friend Kim Kardashian though, it works like a charm ;) Any of you remember that whole hoop-lah about her saying she takes showers w/ her BF to save water? For whatever reason i’m only now coming across these articles, but it’s freakin’ hilarious. What a helluva PR stunt though, eh? […]

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Flashback: Getting scammed by a door-to-door salesman.

February 25, 2009

Yup, I fell for the ol’ magazine scam back in my college days…and i didn’t even see it coming! (Dumb & Dumber anyone?) I guess everyone has to learn sometime though, and better with small amounts than big ones. For whatever reason, I remember this particular day as if it were just yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were chirppin’, and little ol’ me […]

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Has the Economy changed your shopping habits?

February 24, 2009

I was a frugal ba$tard long before the Economy got all kooky ;) And it’s a good thing too or else we’d be really hurtin’! While we were lucky enough to figure it out beforehand, unfortunately others weren’t :( This leads to today’s post inspired by my girl Frugal, who should actually be about married right now! Congrats my fellow friend & blogger! So if […]

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Save $50 a Day and Feel No Pain? Hmm…I dunno about that.

February 23, 2009

As many of you know, I’m a huge magazine addict (i like all the pretty pictures). So it’s no surprise that I devour about 4-5 personal finance magazines every month, all of which excite me. Every now and then though, I come across some “advice” that I personally have a hard time agreeing with. The cover story – “Save $50 a Day (and Feel No […]

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Got a Cool Interview up over at A Gai Shan Life :)

February 21, 2009

Yup, my girl Revanche picks my brain on a whole bunch of stuff – motivation, frugalness, night habits, my relationship w/ the Mrs., celebrity stardom (hah!), being anonymous, and a bunch of other random goodness! If you’re interested, you can check it out over at A Gai Shan Life. Thanks Revanche! One of my favorite interviews ever ;) You’re a creative booger over there… Got […]

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How’s your 401(k) lookin’ upside your peers?

February 20, 2009

Do you think you’re in line w/ Joe the Plumber? Or how about that co-worker to your left? Well now’s the time to find out buster ;) My boy Hank over at Own The Dollar found some pretty sweet graphs from USNews.com the other day, and I just couldn’t hold it in. Y’all know I’m addicted to them 401(k)s! And not only do these bad […]

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Ohhh how I love me some Taxes!!! Just got ’em back…

February 19, 2009

Getting $6k back from the G. to the O. to the V. Comma T.! That’s one hefty sandwich if you ask me ;) And yeah i know – I gave an interest-free loan the entire time and it’s not “free” money as I like to say. But i wouldn’t give up this feeling for jack. It seriously feels like the first time i …uhh…. made […]

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I’m not feelin’ the love from Upromise – How about you?

February 18, 2009

Although it’s very likely I just haven’t put in the time or effort to maximize my earnings ;) But you would think having 4 credit/debit cards & 3 grocery savings cards signed up would have produced more than $7.08 in an entire year! Sheesh -kabobs. Perhaps I’m too frugal to reap the benefits? After all, I do limit as much shopping as necessary. And w/ […]

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Shredding 700+ receipts: Not fun, but good to do.

February 17, 2009

And it’s no joke either! Have you ever tried jamming hundreds of little pieces of paper into a shredder? Dios Mio. It takes a LOT of time my friends, but totally worth it :) Can’t have your business all out there for naughty little thieves to get their hands on! We all have our own methods and reasonings behind tasks like this, but here’s how […]

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"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating"

February 16, 2009

Haha, whatcha know about that? I don’t agree all the way, but it’s a helluva good quote :) Also found a few more around the web that I enjoyed: “Money shortages will only get worse if you spend to feel better.” – Hmmm…again, don’t agree all the way (i’m a huge fan of blowing a little here and there & treating yourself), but overall I […]

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10 More Ways to Woo! On budget, even. (imagine that)

February 13, 2009

One day until you know what! You all prepared & ready to go? Yes? No? Maybe? Like questions? Think I can stop asking them now? ha ha…okay, i’ll stop. (Boy this coffee is hitting me in all the right places) Getting back to the task at hand, your boy J. Money’s got a few last-minute tricks up his sleeves. I posted 10 cheap ways to […]

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Budgets Are Sexy turns 1 today! I can’t believe it…

February 12, 2009

I’ve done many things in my years, but never did I imagine blogging would become one of them. Especially pertaining to finance! Sure I loved money (who doesn’t?) but writing? I’ve always thought of myself as more of a designer or a painter than one to pick up a pen or keyboard, but it works for me! Freakin’ love blogging now… You should have seen […]

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