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June 2012

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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We’re Now Living off ONE Paycheck! (Dun dun duuuun)

June 11, 2012
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It’s crazy to say it out loud, but we’re officially living on one paycheck now! WOW.  The first time ever since meeting my wife a good 6+ years ago… and the funny part is I almost didn’t catch it!  (I would have at some point, of course, but it def. took me a few weeks for it to actually hit me ;)) Mrs. BudgetsAreSexy’s been […]

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My Curiosity With Your Money Continues… [5 For Friday]

June 8, 2012
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What up what up!  It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these (since March, I believe?), so it’s time to whip ‘em back out and see whatchya’ll been up to these days ;) I gotta keep ya on your toes! Here are today’s 5 for Friday questions… made up totally from my head, without thinking of my own answers first so I can […]

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Do YOU Have to Pay Quarterly Taxes?

June 7, 2012
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(Guest post by the folks at Outright – my new favorite product!! I use them to manage and track all my business money, and I can’t tell you how many hours they’ve saved me so far – I’m a huge fan :)) Man, selling online and freelancing is awesome, isn’t it? You get to set your own hours, don’t answer to anyone, plus you don’t […]

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Could You Quit Using Money Forever?

June 6, 2012

I don’t think I could do it.  In fact, I don’t think I *WANT* to do it! Haha… but, I think it’s one of the most interesting things in the world someone can do, and I find it all kinds of fascinating. And apparently so does my friend (and fellow car-giver!) Miss Britt who just read a book on someone who’s actually doing this right […]

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Net Worth: $301,195 (Down $14k…Sad Face)

June 5, 2012

Our first major loss in net worth since October of last year, bleh.  Although looking back, we’ve also had an INCREASE of about $100,000 since then too, so I guess I can’t bitch *too* much, eh? :) Regardless though, it still stings… it’s true we can’t control much in the area of the stock market and what that really does over time all too much, […]

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Check Out This Very 1st Issue of Money Magazine :)

June 4, 2012
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By far one of my favorite finds yet! And totally getting framed on my wall! too, haha… Look how OLD that bad boy is! Rainbows and pills?? It’s like an internet meme from 40 years ago ;)  And what’s even funnier are all the ADS that are littered across the magazine – I’ve never seen so many car and liquor promotions in my life, haha… […]

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