April 2012

ACK! Our Water Heater Went Bust!

April 30, 2012
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Remember that post not so long ago on how homes can be ticking time bombs? Well, ours just went off and it came totally out of nowhere.  Which always seems to happen w/home ownership, doesn’t it?  One minute all is well, and the next you’re freakin’ out cuz $hit has hit the fan and you have no idea what the damage is gonna be by […]

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Random Friday Awesome Snippet Edition

April 27, 2012
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AKA I couldn’t come up with anything special to blog about today, so I took AWESOME stuff from around the ‘net to still bring you some financial goodness ;) You’re welcome. Random Awesome Nugget #1: Let’s start out with a funny joke, shall we? “A priest announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Worked on a Food Truck

April 26, 2012
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(Guest Post by Jay as part of our Side Hustle Series) Before I get into the details of my side hustle, here’s a little background. I’m a 31 year old college graduate currently working as a inside sales engineer in the HVAC industry. I’m thankful that I have a job that pays decently but I’m always on the look out for ways to make more […]

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The Best and Worst Jobs of 2012

April 25, 2012
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Think your job is on it? :)  I know mine should, but I doubt they’ve included bloggers in the research, haha… we’re not “real” to the outside world ;) But to those who are, perhaps you’ll agree with some of these listings down below? They come from a company called CareerCast, and here’s how they determined the rankings: “Our team gathers mounds of data and […]

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It’s YARD SALE SEASON baby!!!!

April 24, 2012
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Treasures, treasures everywhere! Wahooooooooooooo!! Two weekends in a row now shopping up a storm, and I must say I feel like a 13 year old again when I used to rock the sales w/ my mom back in the day (awwwwwww). Not only did she instill the love of a good bargain in my genes, but also the adventures of it all no matter where […]

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Help a Reader: Cash or Credit for Engagement Ring?

April 23, 2012
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I gotta great question for y’all today!  One of our fellow readers is about to propose to his girlfriend (woohoo!) but he needs our help first in determining the best strategy to pay off the engagement ring.  Should he use cash or credit, or some combination of both?  How did YOU guys pick up the ring? Here’s his question in more detail, along w/ my […]

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Would You Rather… Money vs. Career ed.

April 20, 2012
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It’s time for another rousing game of Would Your Rather!  Y’all did so good spewing your thoughts on the last one between fame or fortune, I thought it was high-time to pick your brains again.  And maybe even get you to stop for a hot minute and really THINK about what you’re doing (or not doing) with your career right now.  No harm in that, […]

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From Eviction to Vacation in 10 Months

April 19, 2012
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(Article today by Tom Meitner) It’s October 2010. My beautiful new wife and I are sharing sandwiches for lunch while sitting in a purple VW Bug. The air conditioning is blasting cool air on our skin, and we are quietly staring out the windshield at the edge of a small, obscure beach on the northwest side of Maui. It’s our honeymoon, and after a crazy […]

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Why You May Be Poor…

April 18, 2012

‘CUZ YOU KEEP SPENDING MORE THAN YOU SAVE!! So stop doing it :)   J. Money Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog! http://budgetsaresexy.com

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If You’re Playing the Balance Transfer Game…

April 18, 2012

If any of you are playing the credit card “Balance Transfer Game” right now (where you move credit card balances to new cards at 0% to save on interest and pay them down faster), here’s a couple of good cards that may help you. Whatever you do though, be sure to read ALLLL the fine print and play by the rules!! You don’t wanna get […]

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10 Fun Tax Facts ;)

April 17, 2012
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Naturally it’s our job, as personal finance bloggers, to remind you that today is the deadline to file all your sexy taxes. (So if you haven’t done so already, hurry up or file an automatic extension!) But rather than get into anything much deeper than that – for fear of boring you right outta here –  I figured we’d make it fun and fill your […]

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My 100x Day Push Up Failure

April 16, 2012
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As you’ve probably realized by now, I get super pumped up about taking on new goals ;)  It doesn’t matter if I have ten already going on, or just one – if I come across something that excites me I jump right in.  And such was the case last week when I came across this 100 push ups a day one. Now, maybe I was […]

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Last Chance to Get Your Budget T-Shirts!

April 14, 2012
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We’re gonna start making them in 4-5 days, so if you really want one be sure to order them this weekend :)  All shirts are $20 which includes shipping & handling, and they come in a variety of sizes and colors – for both men and women (and toddlers, even! Haha…). Check ’em out! UPDATE: Now sold out!   J. Money Jay loves talking about […]

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What Would You Do With $1,001?

April 13, 2012
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My boy Ramit is giving away $1,001 to a lucky winner in a couple of weeks – as a “social experiment” – so I thought I’d help him out by asking you all what YOU would do w/ the money if you happened to win it yourself?  And the odds you’d actually *stick to it* if you really DID win it?  (Make sure to enter […]

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