March 2012

Now $22,082 Cash-Less! ;)

March 13, 2012
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But for a much MUCH better cause this time, haha… our retirement ;) Even though yesterday’s tax fail was a major hurt in the wallet, it could have been a TON worse had we not invested anything into our SEP IRA as well. Every dollar that goes into that bad boy, is one less dollar that can be taxed due to the way it’s set […]

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I’m $6,284 Poorer Today.

March 12, 2012
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But the worst part is I thought I’d be getting money BACK with all my tax stuff this year :( Only cuz my accountant literally told me I’d be receiving $4,000+ thinking I had over-paid the whole time, then realizing they had failed to include a pretty important piece of paper in their calculations – the Paypal 1099 (a new thing they began doing). And […]

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How Much Did Your Outfit Today Cost?

March 9, 2012
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As with every Friday on this site, I’d like to continue with another fun and fluffy post here today.  To help give me an idea on all your fashionable (and frugal?) tastes in apparel! ;)  And hopefully you’re already dressed and at work already too, so you can’t get re-changed to make your numbers look better! Haha… bet you didn’t think you were gonna get […]

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The Story of Heiress Huguette Clark

March 8, 2012

(Another interesting bio by my accountant friend, Barbara, who last shared with us the story of bank robber Willie Sutton. Just goes to show that money can’t buy us love!!) Heiress Huguette Clark, who was born in 1906 and died last May at 104, was America’s last living link to the 1890s “Gilded Age.” Her father, William A. Clark, was Montana’s “Copper King” and, according […]

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5 Unique Money Personalities (Which Are You?)

March 7, 2012
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I just got finished reading through this DOPE article by Bridget on money personalities, and the first thing I thought was that I had to share it with y’all!  A) Cuz she totally MADE THEM UP late one night, and they’re so freakin’ on point!, and b) Cuz I know y’all get as giddy as I do thinking about this kinda stuff ;)  We like […]

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Net Worth Update: $309,002.70 (Up $10k)

March 6, 2012

Up and away we go! Lots of good things happening behind the scenes here, esp. with all our investments and extra house payments going on. It’s hard to believe it’s already been 5 months since our mortgage payoff plan went into effect!  Just goes to show time keeps on tickin’ no matter what you try and do in this world :) So if you’ve been […]

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To Solar, or Not to Solar?

March 5, 2012
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Oh man, I just got off the phone with a rep from Solar City, and I am sooooooo tempted right now to grab some solar panels for the roof!!!  I can’t believe how easy and SIMPLE it all seems, and they even have a $0 down deal too! (No, this is not an ad, haha…) There are of course some catches to the plan, but […]

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Would You Rather… Fame vs. Fortune

March 2, 2012
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Got another one for ya homies!  This one I stole off my girl Rachel King, of “almost the first MTV Twitter DJ” fame, haha…., and it’s a hard one so I’m hoping y’all need to think about it for a bit ;)  It’s getting trickier and trickier to come up with questions that you don’t answer so freakin’ fast!  So let’s see what this one […]

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Do One Small Thing, Then Do Another

March 1, 2012
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(Guest Post by “Babs” Wagner) By now, we’re well enough into 2012 that everyone who made a New Year’s resolution has sorted themselves into one of two groups.  The first is the miniscule group of folks who kept their resolutions (God bless all three of you overachievers!).  The second group is the extremely large number of folks who blew their resolutions and now live with […]

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