September 2011

Side Hustle Series: I’m a Dog Walker

September 30, 2011

(Guest post by Jen Fromal, as part of our Side Hustle Series) I’m big on the idea of a side hustle. For me, it’s how I afford an extra trip a year, a comfy new reading chair or a big night out with my friends. Having a side gig gives me the extra income boost that I reserve for fun (and perhaps unnecessary things). My […]

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Why You Will Never Get Rich Cutting Your Budget

September 29, 2011

(Guest post by Hank Coleman) I hate budgeting. There, I said it. That can’t be a popular stance to take on Budgets Are Sexy. Budgets are not sexy. They suck actually. I’m here to say what many of J. Money’s readers probably feel but don’t want to say. We read this blog (me included) because one day we don’t want to budget our money anymore. […]

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Fiverr? I Hardly Know Her!

September 28, 2011

(Article today by Bryan) If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this site, you almost certainly are), you’ve always got your peepers open for ways to score a few extra bucks. With this in mind, imagine if I told you that there was a site on the internet where you could do simple tasks and get five bucks in return: you’d likely be […]

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Brb. Got Some Appearances to Make ;)

September 28, 2011

Hey guys! Just wanted to give ya a quick shout that I’ll be out of town for a few days – got some Love Drop action going on today (Our 9th month in a row, how crazy is that?? We’ve given out over $60,000 so far!), and then I fly straight out from Boston and hit up Chicago for the 1st ever Financial Blogger Conference. […]

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A Reader’s Journey to Becoming Debt-Free

September 27, 2011

(An anonymous reader’s story on her journey to becoming completely debt-free.  I wanted to share this with you all so you know it’s definitely do-able! I hope you get as inspired as I did :)) The wake-up call came for me when I was 53 years old. I was operations manager in a construction company. Working in construction I was used to being laid off […]

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I Present to You, Our Mortgage Payoff Plan.

September 26, 2011

So here’s the deal.  I really don’t want to have a mortgage anymore ;)  We have $350,196.93 in mortgage debt, and I want it gone in 10 years. It’s time to get serious about “retirement” and not thinking about money any more! (I know I know, *everyone* wants to to do that — but today I actually DO SOMETHING about it ;)) I alluded to […]

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Your Mission This Weekend…

September 23, 2011

In the spirit of all things awesome, I thought we’d dedicate this post (and weekend) to doing something GOOD for each other if you’re up for the challenge :)  This world is full of so much garbage and hate, that for once I’d like to hear about some random acts of KINDNESS going on in our own little circles of life. Can you imagine the power […]

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FREE Ticket to the sold out Financial Blogger Conference!

September 22, 2011

Yessir, got a hot one for you today!  If you’ve been trying to get into the SOLD OUT Financial Blogger Conference next weekend, you get a chance to win a free ticket right now (a $200 value)!  My friends over at TotBargains ended up not being able to go anymore, and they’ve reached out to me to give it away to someone who really wants […]

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I Wanna Need LESS Money, Not More.

September 22, 2011

Read that again: I wanna need LESS money, not MORE.  I don’t know why it sounds like such an epiphany for me right now, but I’m really digging that thought process! :) We’re always talking about wanting more and more, and trying to finagle ways to bring it all home even faster  (*ahem* our side hustle series) but at the end of the day if […]

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Coupons Are Sexy?

September 21, 2011

I’ve been on this coupon kick lately, so I thought I’d try something new here at Budgets Are Sexy :)  I’m not sure how cool it is really, haha…, but maybe y’all can tell me after checking it out?  Maybe you’ll find it helpful too? A part of me thinks it’s just like all those other billion coupon code sites out there, but then again […]

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Are You Good at Returning Things?

September 20, 2011

If there’s one thing I usually hear over and over again from people, it’s that they need to get better about returning things. They always say it’s on their list, and they’ll be getting to it soon, but something tells me it never actually gets done ;)  Which is kinda weird to me cuz it’s more MONEY in the bank!!  And if you’re not using […]

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Our Cat Didn’t Die! Our Cat Didn’t Die!

September 19, 2011

For anyone following me on Twitter, you’ll know our 13 y/o cat – Bob – was barely hanging on to life this weekend. Thankfully he survived (this round, at least), but it’s always scary when your pets keep getting older & sicker, and you end up visiting the vets office more than you do Starbucks ;) You don’t wanna think about the impact it has […]

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5 For Friday: What would you do with…

September 16, 2011

Let’s do another 5 For Friday, shall we?  Haven’t done one of those in a while… I feel like I still need to get to know you a little more ;)  Soon enough we’ll be besties! Today’s theme is “What would you do with _____.”  And to play along, all you have to do is answer these 5 questions (honestly, and from the heart!) and […]

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Property Tax Bill Almost Gave me a Heart Attack!

September 15, 2011

Have y’all got your property tax bill recently?  Not sure if they’re staggered out to homeowners individually, or there’s some shotgun style they do them all in, but either way ours just came in and it almost gave me a heart attack!  I mean, I know that our home value’s been going down or at least leveling off over time, but this number seems pretty […]

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