October 2009

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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My Worst Buyer’s Remorse Story…

October 16, 2009

Fellow blogger Len Penzo asked some of us what our worst buyer’s remorse stories were, and it took me all but .3 seconds to recall mine. It was a BIG one (the most expensive purchase of our lives) and it drives me crazy to think about. But regardless of all my huffing and puffing, I’d never take it back as it got me to where […]

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First Premier Bank: Shove your 79.9% APR Credit Card.

October 15, 2009

I know this economy ain’t the greatest, but pushing 79.9% interest rates? Come on now, that’s just f*cked up. Would YOU sign up to such an asinine credit card? Would you hand one out to your kids or own mother? I doubt it. Whether people are falling for it or not, you can’t feel good taking advantage of people like that. I’ll send some prayers […]

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Ever figure out how much your pet costs you?

October 14, 2009

Or my second title for this post: You love your pet HOW MUCH? haha…I found this pet cost breakdown via Kiplinger the other day, so I thought I’d share and see what you all thought about it. I’ve never drilled down and detailed out exactly how much our own pets have cost us, but from the looks of it these numbers below seem pretty accurate. […]

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A Breakdown of all the Sexy Stocks I own.

October 13, 2009

I don’t talk about stocks too much on here, but I thought I’d follow up on Operation Copy Buffett. If you were around back then, you’ll remember I wanted to invest in stocks but I hadn’t a clue where to start (and I wasn’t going to randomly choose for the hell of it like previous times). So instead, I decided to check out all of […]

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