July 2012

Your Debt-Free ROI: Why Interest Rates Don’t Matter

July 11, 2012
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(Guest Post by Stephanie Halligan while J$ cuddles his new baby :)) When I graduated from college with $30,000 in student loans, I didn’t feel very confident about my financial future. I was confident about one thing, however: I wanted to get out of debt and fast. I started reading everything I could about getting rid of debt. I researched debt snowballs, APR, ROI, debt […]

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OMG The Baby is Coming!!

July 10, 2012

We’re off to the hospital to get this party started!! ACK!! So excited!!  I’ll keep y’all in the loop as time goes on here (you can also keep up with me on Twitter), but if you don’t hear from me in a while you’ll know why ;)  I’m either chillin’ with the baby, or my wife has killed me for getting on here right now, […]

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How Much Are You REALLY Worth? ;)

July 10, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered how much you were worth as a person (not how much you have, or how much your net worth is, but how much you – as a human being – are worth), I found the perfect site for you :) HumanForSale.com You answer a handful of questions about your body and your daily life (as well as athletic ability, education level, […]

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What If I Opened up a Thrift Store?

July 9, 2012
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The last few weeks I’ve been thinking a LOT about opening up my own antique/thrift store some time in the near future. I don’t know what’s been getting into me lately (I think this baby not coming out is driving me crazy!), but at this moment I’m totally and utterly OBSESSED with figuring out how it all works. Even though I’m 99.9% sure I wouldn’t […]

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Oh The Things People Google…

July 6, 2012
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It’s time for another rousing game of “What did people Google!” to get to this site! Haha… how lucky are YOU, today? :) We’ve done a few of these over the years here and there, and each and every time it just fascinates the pants off of me.  I’m sure it doesn’t help having “sexy” in the title of my blog, but man – some […]

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When You Say “I Do!” Who Pays The Debt?

July 5, 2012
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(By Victoria) Love and marriage – the blissfulness of the romance, the wedding day, the honeymoon, the “forever I’m yours” vows… picture perfect! One of the primary tasks for most newlyweds is to begin the merging of assets once they return from the honeymoon. Joint accounts are opened, names are changed, legal documents are updated, and incomes are merged. But the one thing I always wonder […]

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Happy 4th of July!!

July 4, 2012

If you get bored today and need some motivation, blast this on your speakers :) Money Makin’ by A-Trak & Dillon Francis: (Thx for the heads up, Kyle!) 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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Net Worth Update: $284,665.99 (Down $16k and Hating it)

July 3, 2012

The bad news that just keeps on coming, jeez… Half of which is out of my control, and the other half I’m trying to KEEP in my control.  Though obviously not as well as I’d been wanting… I’m just glad I’m so freakin’ positive or I’d be going on a major rampage right now! ;) Lots of different variables came into play last month, but […]

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Our House Loses $15,000 in Value :(

July 2, 2012
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Well, it was nice while it lasted. After a few similar houses recently sold in our area, it seems *ours* is just not worth what it used to be anymore ($300,000). Which is sadly down $60,000 from the original price we paid years ago at around $360,000! Ugh… As of now, our house is valued at $285,000. A pretty tough number to swallow to say […]

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This Week’s iPod Winner…

July 1, 2012

We had a lot of entries on this one!  Over 280 people shared their costs and activities from last weekend, and the randomizer has finally picked a winner :)  The lucky new owner of an iPod Shuffle is… bum bum bum…… LB!  Congrats!  And to everyone else, thanks for participating! And to USAA for hooking us up too. I have one more to give out […]

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