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March 2010

Coffee Cents & College Kids

March 19, 2010

The other night I attended my first Coffee Cents, and was reminded of a few things I had totally forgotten about. 1) I didn’t care about my finances back in the ol’ college days. 2) I didn’t care about my finances for the following 5 years either. And 3), the most important one here, I had forgotten how SMART it is to start managing your […]

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7 Stupidest Tax Mistakes to Avoid

March 18, 2010

(Guest Post by Lisa Rowan) All too often, the return of tax season is greeted with the dragging of feet and pulling of hair-and that’s even before the pencils are sharpened.  Many of the headaches caused by tax preparation can be avoided with a little research and review. Dodge these seven common tax mistakes, and make preparation and filing a bit easier this year. Not […]

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Frugality on a Whole New Level!

March 17, 2010

Most of us here do some pretty frugal stuff, but how far you’re willing to take it is totally another story. I got an email from a reader the other day and it cracks me up just thinking about it again :) Probably because I can see my friends doing the same thing, but also because it’s just hilarious to envision!  I’m too lazy to […]

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10 Jobs I’d Like to Try Some Day

March 16, 2010

I promised somebody a while ago that I’d list out some of the jobs I want to try some day, so here they are! Only 6 months late ;) I’m not sure how, or when, I’ll get the chance to try them all out, but in a perfect world I’ll eventually get to them – even if I don’t need the money. There’s something about […]

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Always have a Wish List handy!

March 15, 2010

While over at Mrs Micah‘s this weekend migrating BudgetsAreSexy to WordPress (woop woop!) I had noticed a sexy little backup drive purring on her table. I wasn’t sure how much it cost, or how much data it held really, but the only thing I could think of at that precise moment was, “I must have it!” followed minutes later by, “it’s too bad I’d never […]

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What NOT to do after filing for Bankruptcy

March 13, 2010

If you have just filed for bankruptcy (twice), and your house is in foreclosure, do NOT do this: 1) Celebrate by going out and spending $150 on dinner. 2) Then hitting the mall and dropping $100 on a pair of jeans. This is what a friend of a friend of a friend just did the night of filing for bankruptcy. What the hell is wrong […]

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WordPress here we come!

March 12, 2010

Tomorrow, Mrs. Micah and I will be moving BudgetsAreSexy to WordPress :) It’s pretty damn scary if you ask me, but it was about time I made the switch from Blogger esp now that they’re closing down FTP users (like me) which would have shut down this blog! Ack. Luckily I’m totally in love w/ WP though, so I’m also excited to have a more […]

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When Stock Prices Crash, Where Does the Money Go?

March 11, 2010

This is a guest post by Rob Bennett It’s a question you always hear after a stock crash. It’s usually asked in apologetic tones, as if it were a dumb question. It’s not. It’s a question that most of the big-name experts don’t fully grasp the answer to. Understand this one and you go to the head of class in Investing School. When stock prices […]

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Whatcha Know About ING & Their Sub-Accounts?

March 10, 2010

How many of you guys use ING? I have an account myself, but I still have yet to play with their sub-accounts.They sound freakin’ awesome though! I kinda remember hearing about them before I started blogging (and if you google it all your favorite bloggers show up at the top), but the idea that you can save in “categories” like that is brilliant. And I’m […]

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