November 2011

The Googleizer – Part V

November 30, 2011
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Back by popular demand, it’s time for another Googleizer! Where I check my blog stats for a day, and see what the world is searching for ;)  And this is only in 1 day! Haha… if only I had an assistant plucking out the best ones 24/7 (anyone want a new job?). Here’s what 18 people searched in order to come to our site today… […]

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U.S. Savings Rates vs. The World

November 29, 2011
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According to the latest Smart Money magazine, who nabbed the stats from the World Bank, the United States’ savings rate is only around 10% – MUCH lower than many other countries like India (28%), Switzerland (32%) and even China (51%!!!). Scary, huh? There’s a whole bunch of reasoning behind it which I’ll share here in a sec, but needless to say we all gotta kick […]

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4 Reasons to Get a Prenup! [w/ music video to boot]

November 28, 2011
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(Guest Post by Kevin McKee – a friend, and dope blogger) In the next twelve months, I will be attending at least three weddings. Some of my closest friends and family members will be tying the knot soon, and I have a little premarital advice for all of them. Get a prenup! This advice may sound shallow, heartless, or just plain chauvinistic. And you’d be […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Personal Finance

November 25, 2011
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BAM!  Keep that in mind while out rockin’ Black Friday, okay?  Don’t go spending more than you have on presents and things that will get you more in debt!  Your friends and family will understand – make them something instead ;)  (You know those are always the best gifts anyways, right?) Oh, and this applies to everything else in life too, haha… No one ever […]

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Gobble Gobble Goo!

November 24, 2011

Happy T-giving, everyone! Don’t eat too much or you’ll have dreams of gigantic turkey’s out to get you all night,  haha… like what happened to me last year ;) Also – make sure to do the following today: 1)  Be thankful for all the awesomeness in your life! 2)  Do 1 random act of kindness today. 3)  Eat and drink and be merry!! I’m off […]

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10 Ways Black Friday is Like Sex

November 23, 2011
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So I know there’s about a bazillion posts going on right now about Black Friday, and all the deals and bargains you can score blah blah blah, so instead of dishing out even more discounty secrets (which I actually don’t have), I thought I’d try and make you laugh today instead :) I’ll leave all the online coupons and discount codes to the pros this […]

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Gigs for Goals – My New Favorite Mindset!

November 22, 2011

Remember how the other week I was asking if anyone had any blogs that were up for sale by any chance?  Well the reason for that came out of a convo I had with one of my friends who started thinking of side jobs as ways to pay off specific bills.  He told me he was working on a new project that he hopes would […]

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A Thank You Note For Firing Me?

November 21, 2011
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I got an interesting email last night, and the title of it was, “Thank you for firing me.” Haha… at first, I was like “What the? I haven’t fired anyone lately?” (Or, ever, really) but as I read on I quickly understood the reason behind it (besides to grab my attention, of course). Here’s what it said: J$, How have you been doing ever since […]

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5 For Friday: Do You Believe in Financial Advisors?

November 18, 2011

OMG seriously, you *have to* watch that video up there! For anyone who follows me on Twitter, you’ll know how obsessed I am with it, haha… (and if you’re reading this via RSS, click here to see what I’m in love with). It’s a pair of cartoons playing out a “day in the life of a financial planner” and it cracks me up to no […]

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4 Tips For The Coin Monster

November 17, 2011
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I hit up my friend, Mr. Coin Monster, last night, and I wanna play a quick game with you.  How many coins do you think I fed him this time around?? ;) I can’t remember the last time I paid him a visit (or, rather he paid ME! *bah dum ching*) but I can tell you that I’ve blogged about it twice in the past […]

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The Pros of Maxing Out Your Roth IRA!

November 16, 2011
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For a world record THREE years in a row, we’re going for the good ol’ IRA Max again!  Woohoo! $5,000 out of my cash reserves (I hope they enjoyed it there while they could! haha…), and right into my brokerage Roth IRA  ;)  One of my favorite tools around, and yet it almost slipped my mind this year – Yikes! Where else can you grow […]

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I’m Rich Cuz I Have a Lot of Credit Cards?

November 15, 2011
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Hahahhahaa…. that’s what I was just told at Auto Zone today!  I went in to pick up some WD-40 (the ol’ Caddy is getting a little squeaky in it’s old age) and the cashier told me “it must be nice” when I whipped out my money clip to pay. “Huh?  What must be nice?” I retorted back. “Having all them credit cards!  It must be […]

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Momma Says You Better Be Upset if it Breaks…

November 14, 2011
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I just got back from a wonderful trip home visiting my parents, and once again they hit me with some financial knowledge without even meaning too ;) (Well, my MOM did anyways – my dad just wanted to know how my new “career” was doing w/ blogging.  He knows I’ve mastered his two only rules growing up (never put anything on a credit card you […]

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Ringing The Closing Bell at NASDAQ Today!!

November 11, 2011
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Well, more like pushing a big square button! Haha… (I had no idea that’s how it was done, did you?) And actually I wont’ be doing the pushing either, I just got invited to come participate when my new friends found out I was a HUGE finance nerd and philanthropy lover! :) They day belongs to Cooking With The Troops, a non-profit that supports our […]

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