(Seriously, you’d be amazed at the stuff some people are entering online to get to this site! You throw “sexy” in your domain and the pornsters come out of everywhere… too bad they don’t stick around long enough to learn about the magic of budgeting! haha…)
Here are a mess of questions people are searching for which lead them to Budgets Are Sexy. I do my breast to answer them:
WHAT JOB WOULD I NEED TO DO TO LIVE IN A MANSION?
Anything that doesn’t require typing – you are YELLING AT ME!! Haha… I’ll forgive you this time though, in hopes you have your caps lock on. To answer your question, try becoming a doctor, a pimp, or an astronaut. If you don’t have the time, become a nanny ;)
tipping at the start of a meal
Yes! Not a question, I recognize that, but certainly an interesting topic for discussion. For anyone new here, check out my post on the pros of tipping at the START of a meal, rather than after. It sounds radical, but in theory it works well ;)
george jefferson net worth on the jefferson
Sell your virginity
Now we’re talking! Haha…. I keep forgetting to blog about this again. I just loved how open and honest people were the first time around – even if there’s no way in hell I’d do it myself (that’s right, you didn’t know I was a virgin did you?!).
financial pickup lines
“You’re so hot you could melt my debt snowball.”
“Call me your mutual fund, honey…’cause with you, I’m showing interest.”
“When I saw you, my jaw dropped like the value of a new car.”
is usaa only for military
Nope! Well at least most of their banking products. You can totally sign up for a checking and savings and a number of other products they offer – just not insurance. Which admittedly is what everyone’s after. They give nice checks back ever year to their members! (Just got one for $82-something – woo!)
how to cut your spouse off
Uhhh… pretty sure I never wrote about that before! Seems like a sucky situation though… my stock answer for this relationship stuff is always the same: gotta communicate better! 95% of issues can be solved by talking it through appropriately. Which only works if both sides genuinely care, btw ;)
mom always says I dress like a bum
Hah! Welcome to the club.
how to pimp out your old clothes
I’d love to know the answer to this! :) I know how to get rid of my old clothes, but def. not how to pimp them (other than the layering effect – but that’s usually better for women).
make swear jar
Yeah! Love it, esp. for kids. I once tried this years ago when I gave up cursing for Lent… all the money was to go to charity, and let’s just say it was a hefty amount!
does net worth include home
It can if you want it too! But it’s ultimately up to you as to what you want to put there (although it probably is the most common – at least from what I’ve seen). “Net worth” is broadly defined as all assets minus liabilities. So if you consider your house an asset, or what to get an overall picture of your entire financial situation (which is what I like), then yeah – homes usually go in there. Especially if you have a large liability on the other side of that equation (It doesn’t make sense to put a house in there and not the debt owed on it, right?). Some people like concentrating on more liquid types of assets though and might disregard it. In that case, you just have to figure out what to do w/ that huge a$$ loan that’s attached that house.
Remember though, the point of calculating your Net Worth is to help you get a sense for what your total situation looks like so you can then track it and see how you’re progressing. The more you leave out, the less accurate it may be. (quick note though – most of us don’t track our possessions like couches, tvs, books, etc etc – only the major stuff)
financial tip of the day
Spend less than you earn!!! The most boring/popular advice in the entire PF world, but my damn if it’s not true. You follow that one simple rule and you’ll be fine for the rest of your life :) Just too bad it’s a lot easier said than done. (another boring, yet accurate phrase).
are firearms good investment?
This one’s actually from another blogger’s search terms, but I couldn’t help but list it – I’ve never heard of such a question :) I don’t even know where to start, haha… I guess it would be a great investment if it ends up saving your life one day! But as far as money-wise, you’ve got me. What do y’all think?
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