May 2012

Side Hustle Series: I’m a Yoga Instructor

May 31, 2012

(Guest article by your average 30-year-old with a full-time job, teaching yoga for the peace of mind and extra dough :) As part of our Side Hustle Series.) I started practicing yoga three years ago after injuring myself training for a marathon.  I was going to classes 5-7 times a week and it wasn’t long before I started imagining my life getting paid to practice […]

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The House That Keeps Falling Apart (!!!)

May 30, 2012

You know that saying “when it rains, it pours?” Well, it looks like we’re getting all kinds of drenched over here for yet a 3rd time this month, ugh… First we had our water heater debacle where we needed to replace the whole dang thing, then our main bathroom needed to be gutted of its mold and redone (pictures coming soon!), and NOW bathroom #2 […]

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The Two Parts To Increasing Net Worth

May 29, 2012

If there’s one thing I love about personal finance, it’s that there’s a billion ways of explaining things to people and we all have our own quirks to “getting it.” I could say the same exact thing to any three of you reading this right now, and each of you would take it in and digest it in your own way – all depending on […]

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Something To Inspire You Today :)

May 28, 2012

You should probably be outside right now enjoying the holiday and hanging out with friends, but if you happen to be reading these words instead, the least I can do is show you something inspiring ;)  For the next 3 minutes and 59 seconds, I want you to watch this video and then get pumped up with ideas on how YOU can go out there […]

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6 Tips To Rocking Yard Sales This Weekend!

May 25, 2012

Tomorrow starts another Yard Sale weekend – woohoo!  I haven’t been able to go the last two weekends due to baby and wedding stuff going on, but you can bet your sweet ass I’ll be out there tomorrow ;) I can’t let you grab ALL the treasures, right? And since this journalist person didn’t end up caring about my tips I had for him (they […]

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Did Millionaires WANT to Be Millionaires?

May 24, 2012

(Guest post by Jaime Tardy, who loves interviewing millionaires :)) Ever since I was little I wanted to be a millionaire. My Mom told me I should marry someone rich. And since I was young and thought boys were gross, I said, “No Mom, I want to make it myself!” That started a bit of an obsession with money. I even made six figures in […]

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The $1,000 Travel Tips Giveaway!

May 23, 2012

It’s another giveaway time! You feeling lucky?  I hope so, cuz we got a KILLER one for ya today :)  It seems the longer I blog, the better the goodies get, haha… so thanks for always coming to this blog!  We grow it well together! :) Up for grabs this week is a $1,000 two-parter.  You’ll have a chance to win $500 in Member Rewards (1 […]

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15 Things We Overpay For

May 22, 2012

I found this list over at Dinks Finance, who got it from MSN Money, and they’re always so fun for me cuz they pretty much DO hit everything I spend money on, even though I know I probably shouldn’t ;)  Like one of those “we all do it, so it’s okay!” kinda things, haha… But honestly, as long as you have the budget for them […]

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Operation Mortgage Payoff is Starting to BLOW…

May 21, 2012

That’s right, I said it – it sucks paying $2,000 extra every month to an underwater home :( The results have been sexy as hell so far – we’ve already  nixed $16,000 in 8 months which is incredible!! – but man, I’m starting to run out of steam… especially as our house starts to crumble and Baby J is getting closer and closer. But what’s […]

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And The Pet Heavens Get A Bit Fuller…

May 18, 2012

I hate to be the bearer of bad news today, especially on a Friday, but after 14 long and adventurous years, our pet cat, Bob, has finally passed away :(  And even though he definitely wasn’t the healthiest of cats lately if you recall (what, with giving him IVs and medicines morning, noon, and night), it still is just as shocking when “the day” comes.  […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Write Standardized Test Questions

May 17, 2012

(Guest post by TeacHer as part of our Side Hustle Series) Ok, by a show of hands: how many of you have taken a standardized test? Thanks for your participation, you can put your hand down now. How, you ask, did I know it was up? Because almost everyone has taken a standardized test. These days, most American students are taking several state-issued standardized tests […]

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14 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

May 16, 2012

I got these from a pamphlet on 100+ Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill, but the others just bored me to death and were too full of acronyms and heavy text ;)  So I plucked out a handful of my favorites instead to share with y’all today, as some of them I had nooooo idea about and even thought that the opposite would be true! […]

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The 3 Winners of “The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom”

May 16, 2012

YIKES! Almost forgot to tell y’all who the winners of last week’s book giveaway were!  The 3 lucky winners of Suze Orman’s latest update to The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom are… dum dum dum…. Cristalle Sue DebtsnTaxes Congrats! You’ll be getting an email from me shortly :)  And to the rest out there, thanks for participating!  We’ll have another giveaway going up shortly for […]

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Nice Try, Credit Card Scammers!

May 15, 2012

Whelp, it looks like I’m officially a victim of credit card theft.  Some asshat tried stealing my c/c number to make all kinds of purchases online, but was promptly REJECTED cuz they were going up against our beloved USAA (BAM!).  So bye bye went their $300 purchase failed attempt in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as well as their $2.00 trial out in the UK (probably to […]

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