June 2012

Best Deals / Worst Deals of The Week

June 29, 2012
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I’ve had some pretty good run-ins with money this week, as well as some not-so-fun ones, so I thought we’d take some time to divulge some of these with with y’all, and then see how YOUR weeks went over there :)  Money never sleeps even when we think we’re on top of it all! Here were the best deals of the week for me: Buying […]

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Dear Soon-To-Be-Named,

June 28, 2012
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(You’re J. Money’s kid. My bet’s on Benjamin. If you were a girl, Penny.) (Guest Post by Alisa T. Weinstein) In about one week’s time—give or take, depending on how much hot sauce your mom eats near your delivery date—you’re going to make your grand entrance into this big ol’ world. From that day forward, your parents are going to love you and cherish you […]

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My Unfortunate Wedding Ring

June 27, 2012
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Something interesting happened the other day when I walked into our jewelry store. My wedding ring had been getting a bit funky again, so as always I went in where I bought it 4+ years ago and once again tried to get it replaced altogether. But like the previous 4 trips of me talking with a manager (I get a different one each time), the […]

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Who Wants an iPod? (Tell us what you spent this weekend)

June 26, 2012

I’m a bit groggy from a 24 hour trip to the Jersey shore and back (the wife wanted to get away before the baby came, but we were too afraid to stay any longer in case she went into labor! :)), so today’s post is gonna be short and sweet. Just like an Oompa Loompa. WE’RE GIVING AWAY AN IPOD!! Courtesy of my sexy friends […]

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What’s Your Biggest Expense Category Lately?

June 25, 2012

So as I was tracking all those baby expenses last week, I kept noticing these other charges hitting our account over and over again too over the same months. I tried to ignore ’em at first cuz they kept popping up and bothering me every time I searched for all our baby stuff, but after about month #3 I finally gave up and started making […]

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BYO Wedding?

June 22, 2012
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For the 4th time this year, I’m about to head off to yet again another wedding. Which means we’ll now have spent a little over $400 in cash just in wedding gifts alone ;) (We always give $100 checks + a tad more at times if we’re feeling more generous. Everyone loves money!) But as I started getting all my clothes and gators ready for […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Run an Online e-Commerce Store

June 21, 2012
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(Guest post by Jun Loayza, as part of our Side Hustle Series. I met Jun two Summers ago and he’s always creating something new! Great great guy to learn from – I hope you all really enjoy this :)) I’m a huge proponent of multiple sources of income.  Ever since I read the 4 Hour Work Week, I felt the need to increase my passive […]

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Savings Tip: Make Time Your Bitch

June 20, 2012
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 32 years of my life, it’s that TIME passes on quicker than you can say David Hasselhoff. And it’s best to take advantage of every last minute you have on this earth while you can! Whether it’s in the life department, the career department, your love life, or in the case of what we all like […]

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The Ultimate Baby Cost Tracker!

June 19, 2012
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UPDATE: The time has come for our grand finale! Remember when I had that idea of keeping track of all money spent on our baby so far? Well, after thinking about it for a while and deciding it was more fascinating than it was a total waste of time, I’ve decided to just go for it and see how long we can take it ;) Not […]

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The Mysterious Wallet

June 18, 2012
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Please to enjoy this very long story which I only meant to write a few paragraphs on :) Everything here is 100% true, and it pretty much has nothing to do with finance – other than involving a wallet. The Case of The Mysterious Wallet Three weeks ago I went for one of my daily walks as I usually do in between blogging and my […]

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Daddy Needs A New Pair of Shoes!

June 15, 2012
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Happppppppppy Fridayyyyyy y’all!  I’m super excited this morning cuz in about 12 hours I’ll be playing another rousing game of poker w/ some friends, and I sure can use the extra money ;)  (You like it how I just assume I’ll win?) We played the other week for the first time in about 6-7 years probably – at least for REAL money – and it […]

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The Reality of Employee Stock Participation Plans

June 14, 2012
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(Guest Post by Gene Roberts, who previously wrote about the zen of couples budgeting) If you are lucky enough to work for a company that offers an Employee Stock Participation plan (or ESPP), it should be a rather simple decision to participate.  If it’s not, KEEP READING! I hate to see people walking away from free $$$. When you participate in an ESPP, a deduction […]

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The Case of The Shady Truck…

June 13, 2012
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Imagine you’re sitting at home one evening, maybe drinking a beer and relaxing with your kids, when a huge ass moving van rolls down your street.  At first you wonder who in their right mind would start moving at such a late part of the day, but you quickly shrug it off and keep doing your thing. Three minutes later someone knocks on your door: […]

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Pay Me in Checks, Please!

June 12, 2012
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I just remembered something about myself that I forgot about for a long long time: I LOVE GETTING PAID VIA CHECK!  You don’t see it very often these days (they do still exist, though!), but every time I get one I feel like a million bucks up in here… like it’s real, old-fashioned, hard-earned money. Unlike this wimpy e-stuff we pass around all day long […]

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