March 2009

"I Will Teach You To Be Rich" – Review and Giveaway!

March 31, 2009

Just when I thought I’d read the best of the best, I Will Teach You To Be Rich comes along and jumps into my Top 3 Favs :) BOOK: I Will Teach You To Be Rich AUTHOR: Ramit Sethi SEXINESS: Off the charts! While each book I’ve read adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to the PF world, this one comes the closest in capturing the […]

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How many paychecks are you away from $hit town?

March 30, 2009

If you didn’t get a paycheck one day, would you be able to survive? And what about 2 or 3 paychecks down the line? Scary to think about. I’ve been fortunate enough to realize this 2 years ago, but if you’d asked me then I probably would have $hit in my pants before I could even give you an answer ;) Okay, well I wasn’t […]

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The Budgets are Sexy Rap – our new theme song!

March 27, 2009

Budgets are Sexy now has an official theme song…and it’s a Rap! (did you doubt?) This all started when we had a rap off between Credit Goddess & BP last week for the personal finance crown. We never declared a winner, but it’s safe to say they both spit the maddest rhymes and legitimately shared the glory! But more importantly, this proves that personal finance […]

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Dear J – "Please help before money ruins our marriage!"

March 26, 2009

Yikes – We got a live one here folks! A fellow reader (we’ll call her Lost in Louisiana) emailed over and needs our advice. Her husband started making quite a bit more money these days, and it seems like their priorities have now been shifted around – at least in her view. I’ve already emailed her back, but I wanted to get some more thoughts […]

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Think you could feel bad for AIG bonus-getters? Read this…

March 25, 2009

Whether you believe AIG is in the right or wrong with this bonus fiasco, you can’t help but wonder what it’s like from an insider. Particularly one who received one of these bonuses, and who writes an extremely interesting letter before he walks out the door. It’s a long one (that’s what she said!), but it sure does make you think twice about bashing them…Courtesy […]

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Hello, I’d like to pay for that with my cell phone.

March 25, 2009

Oooh can you imagine that? Whipping out your cellie to pay for a chocolate bar or a movie ticket! Boy I’d be in a lot of trouble. It’s one thing to make things convenient, but THAT takes it to the extreme. Regardless, it may venture into our lives sooner than we think. There are still a mess of hoops to jump through, like getting all […]

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Can’t use a competitor’s coupon? (Don’t tell my mom.)

March 24, 2009

As my loving mother always says, “it doesn’t hurt to ask”. And this time I’ll agree with her :) Especially because she just tried this herself and came out with some pretty surprising results. She wanted this fancy pants coffee maker but it was all sold out at Bed Bath and Beyond. So what does she do? She brings her clipped out coupon (showing the […]

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Our church is $125k in debt…and guess what?

March 23, 2009

They’re asking us to help out. Apparently they’ve already gotten $30k from last week’s requests, and they need another $100k within the next couple of weeks. I really don’t know how to take this…in all honesty the first thing that comes to mind is: Wtf? Not so much because we’re being asked to help, that’s expected, but moreso because I have no idea as to […]

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I’m giving away 2 copies of TurboTax Premier Online!

March 20, 2009

Yup, all you have to do is tell me what you’re up to these last few days of Winter and a copy could be yours! My girl Priya hooked me up with 2 codes to get TurboTax Premier Online FREE (est. @ $85) and each includes one free federal + state preparation + e-files. If you’re a slacker and still need to file away, then […]

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Budgets are Sexy in da Hizzouse! (It’s a PF rap off, baby)

March 19, 2009

You may not know this, but one of my all-time wishes is to be a Rapper. The only problem being, I can’t rap. So instead I just do finance stuff & twitter randomly about my favorite rhymes already spoken by the likes of Wyclef Jean and Lupe Fiasco. This week, however, I got surprised not once but TWICE on the rapping front! Yup, apparently we’ve […]

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Don’t forget to make your NCAA picks! (it starts tomorrow)

March 19, 2009

That’s right, you have tonight and tomorrow early morning to fill out all bazillion of your NCAA brackets before the games start! (Unless you could care less, in which case read this) I’m officially in three this year, and since i have NO idea what i’m doing, I just picked really wildly to piss off my friends/co-workers ;) But who knows, maybe i’ll win the […]

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Do Pawn Shops really deserve that bad of a rap?

March 18, 2009

Cuz I gotta tell you, I’m not that against pawn shops these days. The whole thing seems fairly legit to me: Person A needs money fast. Person A goes to Pawn Shop with valuable stuff. Pawn Shop gives Person A money in return for valuable stuff. Person B comes in and buys goodies at a cheap cost. What’s so bad about that? The fact that […]

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BREAKING: AIG paid 73 employees bonuses of $1 million +

March 17, 2009

Just got this text via CNN Breaking news. One word: WTF?! “AIG Paid 73 employees bonuses of $1 million or more; 11 of whom are no longer there, according to NY Atty. Gen. Cuomo.” BREAKING: AIG paid 73 employees bonuses of $1 million + was last modified: March 17th, 2009 by J. Money

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Random ways to make money #18: Take the Dares!

March 16, 2009

Oh yeah, you can bring in some good money that way :) Plus, it’s free entertainment for all those around you. I should know, we went through a good 5-6 dares this weekend while drinking our way through our St. Patty’s trip down to South Carolina. I must admit, it feels a bit weird being up at 9:30 w/out a drink or dart in my […]

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