September 2012

Hits and Misses Part Deux

September 28, 2012

Hidey ho, neighbors! I had a lot more awesome (and not so awesome) stuff happen in the world of money again this week, so I thought I’d do another round of hits and misses like we did last Friday. Do y’all like this kinda stuff, or do you not really feel like you get much out of them? You seemed to enjoy last week’s, but […]

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How I Made $4,000+ on a Cash Back Credit Card Offer

September 27, 2012

(Guest Post by Joe Taxpayer) Ever watch movies that have those great car chase scenes? The Fast and Furious series for instance? At the very end of the movie, we see a disclaimer something to the effect of “the stunts were performed by professionals on closed roads, don’t try this at home.” As a financial blogger, I have to preface today’s post in the same […]

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You May Have a Higher Net Worth Than Our Vice Prez!

September 26, 2012

As I was perusing the latest copy of Kiplinger’s last night, I came across something rather shocking: Joe Biden and wife has a total net worth of only $215,000. Wow. At $300k myself it means we’re beating them out by almost 50%! Wild! They break it down in the article, which I’ll get to in a bit, but the whole purpose of it all was […]

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Have You Claimed YOUR Millions Yet?

September 25, 2012

You probably already know about this stuff already, but just in case I’m gonna shoot you a reminder in hopes you’re a lot luckier than I am ;) Every dang time I get excited that perhaps I “forgot” a million dollars somewhere too, only to walk away feeling depressed and wondering why I just wasted 2 hours of my life, haha… Why don’t I deserve […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Storage Auctions

September 24, 2012

As man of you know, I’m obsessed with the show Storage Wars. I’ve been watching it like crazy since Baby $ was born (‘cuz they replay them back to back to back in the middle of the night), and lately I’ve been REALLY itchin’ to pull the trigger and go out and see what it’s all about in real life. Is it really as easy […]

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Hits And Misses This Week.

September 21, 2012

A lot of awesome, and not-so-awesome, stuff happened this week in my little finance world over here.  Figured I’d just blurt it all out and see what you make of it? :) Hits From The Week: We got a $7 credit from our fridge ordering! Woohoo! Haha… I had received a follow up email from asking if everything went okay with my order (which […]

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What Will YOU Leave The Next Generation?

September 20, 2012

(Guest post by William Cowie) I had the honor of meeting J. Money at FINCON in Denver. He recently became a dad, and I was thinking about that one day when Greg, a good friend of mine, called. Not very happily, I might add. Greg’s oldest son drove his car home one evening. He saw the temperature gauge rising, but kept driving, blowing the engine […]

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7 Awesome Money Gifts

September 19, 2012

Someone sent me a link to a pretty sweet gift idea the other day (it’s #1 on the list below), and it got me wondering what other kinds of “money” related stuff could be out there too?  Besides all those manly piggy banks I’ve already found, of course ;) I Googled and Amazoned, and here were my favorite 7 I found – what do you […]

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New Chrome in Our Kitchen!

September 18, 2012

As of yesterday, I’m now a bit more comfortable shall the likes of MTV Cribs show up at my place one day :)  WE GOT A BRAND NEW FRIDGE!!! Woohoo! And a sexy stainless steel one at that – even IF my wallet wasn’t ready for it yet… But isn’t that the case with everything awesome about home ownership? One day everything’s running as smooth […]

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529 or No 29? [College or No College?]

September 17, 2012

If you were to ask me about college savings anytime before last month, I would have told you that we were 100% going to open up a 529 the second our baby popped out. But as much as I wish I could tell you we’ve since obeyed our own plans, the fact is we still haven’t. And it’s not just because we’re exhausted or lazy […]

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5 Awesome “Would You Rathers!”

September 14, 2012

I was debating on whether to do a Five For Friday post today, or a Would You Rather, and then I stumbled across an awesome game by Savvy Sugar who pretty much mashed up both of them into one tight package! Woo! They take it farther and compare like 50 other “would you rather spend your moneys here or there” type things, but I searched […]

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Gangnam Style Personal Finance!

September 13, 2012

(Article today by Andrew Kim) This dance is the hottest thing since Samsung smartphones. In the past month, it’s been on Facebook walls across the internet, all over the WSJ, and lauded by the auto-tuned voice of this generation — T-Pain. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s time you caught up with the rest of the world and take a peek. Why am I […]

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The Tale of Two Cab Rides

September 12, 2012

Today’s post is about two cab rides: One I gladly accepted in order to better my life, and the other I was forced into in order to help my wife. Bear with me here ;) The time I took a $65 cab instead of an $18 Super Shuttle Last week at this time I was getting pumped up about our Financial Blogger Conference starting the […]

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The Change In Your Pockets May Be Worth More Than You Think…

September 11, 2012

As you know, I’m a huge fan addict of collecting currency. It started with a strange dollar bill I found in my pocket years back, and then slowly over time progressed to interesting coins and other money-related items I’ve since come across. Like my latest find over the weekend of an old US Mint bank bag I snagged for $3! Which also happened to have […]

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