October 2009

40 Cheap & Last Minute Halloween Costumes.

October 30, 2009

For all you slackers out there (myself included). Last year I went as a rockstar, but I’m thinking of going as a Blogger this time around. According to a friend though, that means I have to put on a pair of nerd glasses and hike up my pants like Urkel?! I think my friend is confused. We’re more like this guy, I mean come on […]

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52 Ways to Make Extra Money! (but only 1 of them here).

October 29, 2009

I got included in my first e-book! It’s a sweet one too >> “52 Ways to Make Extra Money” by Phil over at PT Money. If you click over by Friday you can download it free of charge (there’s a download link at the bottom) with no strings attached :) After that you have to sign up to his newsletter to get it. Which is […]

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The Cost of Being a Dude.

October 28, 2009

Shaking The Money Tree had a post on the cost of being a girl, so I thought I’d rebuttal with the cost of being a guy ;) It was a bit tricky to calculate since I share a lot of this stuff with the Mrs., but I tried to be as accurate as possible. Instead of splitting my costs in half, I calculated what it […]

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Splitting The Check Evenly = Tipping Evenly?

October 27, 2009

You and a friend are splitting the check right down the middle, and it’s time for you to tip. Do you a) Discuss the amount to leave with your friend? Or b) Tip whatever you normally would and leave it be? Well, if you’re Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm, you try and force your lunch date to tip exactly the same as you are […]

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Maxing out your 401(k) and IRA really is possible!

October 26, 2009

Maxing out your 401(k) or IRA is just plain awesome. And even more so, maxing out BOTH in the same year! For the first time in my life, I have done just that, and I can’t tell you how excited I am (even though I sorta kinda already did in my last net worth update). I was leery to blog about this in case it […]

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Apparently we’re in a Donkey Market :)

October 26, 2009

If you haven’t seen this Jay Leno clip yet, you’ve gotta check it out (but only if you like to laugh!). It’s one of his “Jaywalking” bits and it centers around money matters – Enjoy! And thanks to Fabulously Broke for finding it: [Video no longer available] Apparently we’re in a Donkey Market :) was last modified: March 14th, 2012 by J. Money

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Winners of the giftcards & piggies & poster!

October 24, 2009

Well this took a little longer to put together than I originally thought :) So many of you wanting so many different things. You can check out the time stamps here (pretty big image), but congrats to all the winners! Hope you enjoy your giftcards & piggies & poster. Thanks for playing everyone! $25 Threadless gift card #1: Mapgirl $25 Threadless gift card #2: TexNYQueen […]

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Does it matter who the "breadwinner" is anymore?

October 23, 2009

Because I have to be honest, I’d totally be cool if the Mrs. made more than me. In fact, I might even prefer it! That would mean a lot more money coming in (esp since she’s a grad student right now, haha…) but even more so it would mean her career would be movin’ and shakin’. And if we had two people bringing $75k+? I […]

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Unloading a whole bunch of gift certificates! Who wants ’em?

October 22, 2009

I’ve got a handful of extra goodies laying around & I’m going to bribe you with ’em. Haha… actually they’re just taking up space in my new minimalist household and/or I can’t use them ;) So naturally I thought of you! But PLEASE, for the love of J. Money, make sure to leave your contact info in case you win! Half of these are leftover […]

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USAA Magazine looking for Members to share their story.

October 22, 2009

I got a tweet from a member of USAA’s Social Media group, and she wanted to know if we could help her out with an upcoming magazine issue! I don’t fit the bill here, but maybe one of you do? If so, holler over and I’ll put you in touch with her. Then you can buy me a beer for making you famous :) “My […]

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Saving Now Gives Us Mad Options Later.

October 21, 2009

Saving and managing our money now goes a long way later! This isn’t the first time you’ve ever ever heard this, especially by me, but it’s been rolling around my mind since seeing this quote by a fellow twitterer @JFuntanilla. There’s something about it that really strikes home: “I live a few years of my life like most people won’t, so I can spend the […]

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Blogger Showdown #5: Matt Jabs vs. Adam Baker

October 20, 2009

Get excited for PF Blogger Showdown #5: Matt Jabs vs. Adam Baker! What I love about these guys is that they’re both so inspirational AND down to Earth. And if you haven’t been following the PF circuit lately, they’re everywhere! haha…You’ve got them messaging like crazy on Twitter, blogging out their hearts on Debt Free Adventure and Man vs. Debt respectively, and even moonlighting for […]

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Making babies is easy, but paying for them?

October 19, 2009

The talk of baby making has entered the BudgetsAreSexy household, and I’m starting to get a little nervous. Not so much about having one or making one (that’s the fun part!), but about the costs they suck up (the not-so-fun part). How much do babies go for these days? And that’s not a rhetorical question either, sorry – I really haven’t a clue :) If […]

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Winner of the Tommy Bahama glasses!

October 18, 2009

The winner of the Tommy Bahama glasses is…drum roll please…Lucky commenter #6: Vidya! (winner never retrieved – gave away on Twitter) Congrats my friend, you get your choice of whichever Tommy Bahama glasses you want. Pick out your favorite, and then shoot me an email (j at budgetsaresexy dot com) with your full name & address so I can get it over to ya! Thanks […]

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