October 2011

Paid Our First $2,000 Towards The Mortgage Payoff Plan!

October 31, 2011
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And it feels GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! But also – SCARYYY!!!!!! Haha… Not only to have $2,000 disappear from your account so fast, but to not be able to GET IT BACK if we change our minds later! It really feels against everything I’ve been running with over the past 5 years ;) Which is pretty much SAVE everything cuz you can always pay off debt/buy stuff later. […]

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My Office Goes Down, My Love For TJ Maxx Goes Up!

October 28, 2011
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BAM! Check out that upgrade ;) Total costs: $98. Not to shabby for my new office bathroom! For the fourth(?) time this year, I have once again moved my office to better cope w/ my work-from-home quirks. What started at my friend’s place renting a desk (was too hard to commute to every day) has moved to my kitchen table (my laptop died), to my […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a “Phone Actress”

October 27, 2011

(Guest author today – T. Thema Martin as part of our Side Hustle Series. Enjoy! ;)) Over the past few years, my income had steadily decreased because of the effects of the recession. I standardly live a debt-free (except mortgage) and minimalistic (no car) life. However, I lost a lot of income sources in June 2010. Therefore, I was looking for replacement streams of income. […]

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Ever Wonder What The *Best* Day to Sell Your House Is?

October 26, 2011
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The answer is Friday :)  Darn it!  You’re not gonna wanna read on now, are you??? Dang. Haha… well, if you’re still with me here, I got this answer from the good folks at Redfin.  They dug into a whole bunch of date recently, and pulled out some interesting statistics on the best times to sell your house.  Check this out: Homes listed on Sunday […]

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What Income % Are YOU Occupying Wall Street With?

October 25, 2011

I’ve only been half-heartedly following this Occupy Wall Street stuff (I still don’t understand the point of it all?) but whenever I come across financial widgets I’m right on that $hit ;) And this whole protest thing got the Wall Street Journal to come up with a crazy simple calculator that shows you what % you’re actually in among the country’s population. And I’ll give […]

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How I Accomplished My Goal of Full-Time Blogging

October 24, 2011
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This morning I awoke to a killer email from one of my favorite people in the whole world – Miss Jenny Blake: Former 9-5’er at Google, and now publisher of all things AWESOME. She recently launched a new course aptly titled “Make Sh*t Happen,” and it turned out a case study I had helped her out with was getting a lot of positive feedback, thus […]

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And The Lottery Results Are In…

October 22, 2011
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We did *NOT* win our lottery game! Haha… though we did come away with $5.00 ;) Which is funny because BOTH of the winning lottery tickets we had were because of YOUR errors! Haha, way to pay attention. Here were the lucky Mega Millions numbers for our drawing: 24, 25, 45, 47, 53 and 42 (Mega Ball). And here were the two that came closest […]

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5 For Friday: Antiques Roadshow ed.

October 21, 2011

I’ve been watching a looooot of daytime television lately (I force myself to take lunch breaks now and step away from the computer for 1-2 hours every afternoon), and lately I’ve been fixated on Antiques Roadshow.  Well, that and Pan am, but that’s for another day ;)  It’ so COOL to see all these crazy (ugly?) things worth so much money!! Especially when the person […]

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Make Sure to REWARD Yourself After Accomplishments

October 20, 2011
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We talk a lot about saving money, and always keeping a good eye on our finances, etc, etc, but every now and again it’s important to REWARD yourself for your good behavior too.  To keep yourself motivated and going strong w/out the chance of burning out prematurely.  Budgets are still sexy and all that, but you gotta make room for some fun too!  Or some […]

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And The Charges Just Keep on Coming…

October 19, 2011

Remember how United Airlines charged me for $75.00 against my will 2 months ago?  Well, it seems I’ve been on a bad luck streak ever since… not only is United STILL battling me on it (more to come in a bit) but I’m now facing off with Marriott and very briefly with American Express (it only took them 10 mins to solve my problem and […]

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Is Gold The Answer to a Market Meltdown?

October 18, 2011

I just got off of a call with one of my friends, and my mouth is literally wide open in shock. He just told me he’s completely unloaded of all his investments (stocks, mutual funds, etc) and is almost 75% in GOLD right now. Like, physical solid gold locked up in his house (The other 20-25% is in OIL). But the craziest part here is […]

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Restaurants Now Charging $2.00 to Split The Check?!

October 17, 2011

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I have now come across TWO different places that want to charge me for splitting the check.  I totally meant to bring it up the first time I caught it – a few months back while vacationing out in Delaware – but if your responses today are anything like it was when I tweeted about it (“WTF??”  […]

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Help Me Win The Lottery!

October 14, 2011

It’s been a looooong loooong time since I’ve played the lottery lately (like, over 2 weeks – haha…), and I want you to help me change that ;) But first, check out this article that was passed on to me by our friend Babs Wagner on this couple who not only WON $11 Million dollars (!!!) but then GAVE IT ALL AWAY!! According  MSNBC, here’s […]

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Guess What? If Someone Accidentally Gives You Money in Your Account, It’s Still NOT Your Money.

October 13, 2011

How many times have you received “free” money in your account, knowing it was someone else’s mistake? Raise your hand. (Higher – I can’t see them! Haha…). Okay, now how many of you went ahead and SPENT this money thinking you were being sneaky and could get away with it? Anybody? Anybody? Would you tell me even if you did? ;) Either way, the only […]

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