January 2012

What if You Could Live Off 50% of Your Pay?

January 31, 2012
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I’ve had this post halfway drafted in my inbox for longer than a year now, and I think it’s about time to put it out there,  haha… That’s what happens I suppose when you have 120+ ideas sitting in there :) But yeah – can you imagine if you lived off only 50% of your income??  How much STRESS and FREEDOM that would open up […]

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The Shale of a Lifetime!

January 30, 2012
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I just got done reading this awesome article in Kiplinger, and it turns out there’s a Shale Boom going on right now beneath us!  Literally! (Well, if you happen to live in Pennsylvania or West Virginia or Ohio or New York, haha…) It gets me so excited that I kinda sorta but not really wanna move out there ;) Who wouldn’t want an explosion of […]

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Would You Rather…

January 27, 2012

Man, it’s been forever since we last did one of these! Have you been missing them like I have?  Remember our last one?  Haha… “Would you rather be RICH 100 years ago, or Average now?” – they’re always entertaining ;)  Even if there’s no real point to them other than having fun (but that’s what Fridays are for, yo!). So let’s continue the tradition, and […]

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On Taking Financial Risks: Living On The Road

January 26, 2012
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(Article by Anne Dorko, who’s finally going for her dreams and sharing the dirty details with us!) You know all those crazy adventures you imagined as a kid? They were so awesome. Then you become an adult. Things like, oh, I don’t know… an overwhelming lack of time and money get in the way of ever experiencing the adventures you once thought you’d have. There […]

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Does America Hate Money?

January 25, 2012
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That was the subject line of an email a reader just sent in ;)  At 3:30 a.m.  Haha… I think he was bit perturbed. Here’s the rest of the email below: I just opened my hotel bill today and I was shocked to see all the added taxes that were added on my bill.  Now I was a little upset at that.  Not because of […]

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What If We Only Invested in Companies We Loved?

January 24, 2012
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UPDATE: I just invested in a lot of these guys! UPDATE #2: See how it panned out 1 year later :) I’ve been thinking long and hard about this idea lately, and I REALLY think there’s something to it.  And I’m pretty sure I’ve heard a famous investor, or financial guru, or somebody well-respected once say it’s a great theory to adhere to also.  I mean, […]

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3 Awesome Challenges to Try This Year

January 23, 2012

One of things I love about Januarys, is that the goals and missions all over the place blow up and motivate people.  I think that’s awesome (and really the only cool thing about January – it’s so bland!). The problem, of course, is that usually this passion and excitement dies out after a few weeks. But those rock stars that stay on top it, and […]

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Growing Beards and Saving Monies

January 20, 2012
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Two weeks ago I decided that I was gonna start growing a beard for the first time in my life.  At first it was just cuz I was being lazy and enjoying the newly found freedom of having less projects on my plate, but after a few days of missing my “shave time,” I decided to just go for the gold.  I have no idea […]

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Stop Buying Stuff – Start Refurbishing!

January 19, 2012
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(Article today by Adria Saracino, a pretty sweet personal *fashion* blogger ;)) I used to buy a lot of $hit. A self-proclaimed shopaholic, I was addicted to spending an insane amount of money. My poisons of choice? Fashion and home décor. Budgets weren’t really an option in my mind. I’d look at my bank account, see it wasn’t negative, and say “let’s do this” to […]

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Help a Reader: “My Husband and I Spend Differently!”

January 18, 2012
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I think a lot of you may be able to relate to this one ;)  I know I’ve dated plenty of people in my past who spent, or saved, differently than myself at the time.  It never got to a point where it made a difference (cuz we of course split up), but when you’re married it’s a tooooooootally different ball game.  And hopefully everyone […]

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Do Things When You’re In The Mood!

January 17, 2012
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I just wrapped up a pretty cool blogging interview that you’ll see below, but I wanted to highlight that second Q&A there because I REALLY think it makes a big difference. Taking on tasks when you’re *in the mood.* (I also give y’all mad love in it too, so be sure to read the rest! :)) I know I’ve written about it before, but I think […]

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The Biggest Con of Working For Yourself

January 16, 2012
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Ever since I started this year’s 50/50 mission, I’ve been keeping track of the hours I’ve spent working, and something hit me HARD last night (not what she said). It occurred to me that every hour I put down on that paper, is a SOLID hour of hard work. Not facebooking, not talking on the phone, not going out for coffee or long walking breaks, […]

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Suze Orman vs. Personal Finance Bloggers (AKA “Idiots”)

January 15, 2012

I’ll let you take a guess who won ;) Read this: (much better than me trying to recap – plus, lots of pretty Twitter pictures!) Suze Orman’s “Approved Card” Gets Denied; Thinks PF Bloggers Are Idiots @ 20 and Engaged Way to go guys!  F’ing love y’all.   J. Money Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful […]

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Our Scariest Money Fears

January 13, 2012
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Seeing how today’s Friday the 13th, I thought we’d go over our darkest and deepest money fears we all have ;) Not cuz we’re sadists or anything like that, but so we can FACE these fears out in the open before they ever get too close! Sometimes just walking through some of this stuff can help make it less scary. And get you to become […]

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