March 2010

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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The 20 Best Money Websites

March 9, 2010

Money Mag recently came out with their list of best money websites, so I thought I’d share ’em around and see what you all think. Along with my own two pennies, of course. You would have thought that after 2 months of heavy research they’d have at least mentioned the all-time BEST site in it though (BudgetsAreSexy – duh!) but I suppose they must have […]

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Credit Card Changes Are in Effect, Baby!

March 8, 2010

Just got our “house” credit card bill this morning, and noticed a VERY sexy box full of information on there ;) Which is funny considering we now have some credit card debt as I mentioned last week (I blame you Europe). I’m not sure how many of you were reading this blog last year, but I had gushed all about these new c/c rules and […]

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Smiles Are Free.

March 5, 2010

I don’t know if McDonald’s does this anymore, but they used to have these signs on their drive-thrus that said “Smiles Are Free.” I always liked that. Especially as a troublemaker trying to force the employees to give them to us ;) I was reminded of this because my sister just sent our family one of the sweetest, and most wonderful, emails I’ve ever seen! […]

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How are you currently saving money? (comment to win $200!)

March 4, 2010

Today, Prosper & Budgets Are Sexy team up and celebrate the season of Lent! (Didn’t see that coming, did ya?). If you’ve ever heard of “peer-to-peer lending” before, you’re probably already aware of Prosper.com – one of the biggies in the industry. The site’s based on the premise that consumers should be able to help each other financially by borrowing & lending from one another, […]

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Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

March 3, 2010

Do you want to guess what these money wasters are before reading? You probably fall for at least half of them, I know I do :) Found these over at Free Money Finance, who found them over at Yahoo, and couldn’t help but chime in here. Y’all know I love this stuff. Someone’s list of the Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters: Convenience Stores – I […]

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Net Worth Update – February: Someone’s got c/c debt!

March 2, 2010

Yup, for the first time in two years we’ve got credit card debt again. But as you can probably guess, there is a reason for such silliness – I finally booked EUROTRIP! And I didn’t want to dip into our cash savings ;) Financially it’s not that smart because we’ll now be accruing a few dollars in interest fees, but I’m totally cool with that. […]

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What if the unemployed worked for their unemployment checks?

March 1, 2010

I have no idea how crazy this is going to sound (esp. since I’m no economist), but I found this question posed by the Huffington Post extremely fascinating. What if the unemployed worked for the checks they’re receiving? Here’s a quote from one of the guys interviewed – Glen Blackburn – who’s been unemployed for 18 months: “Put me to work digging ditches or helping […]

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