October 2012

Time For Christmas Shopping Yet?

October 31, 2012
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I usually don’t even THINK about this stuff until around December the 14th or 23rd, haha, but this year my mother’s cracking down on us kids and forcing us to send her our Christmas Lists by November the 10th or lights out this holiday season ;) Or so she says anyways… We’re probably too old now to even be *getting* gifts anymore, but it’s a […]

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Baby J. Now Has a Net Worth!

October 30, 2012
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Awww yeahhhhhh! Go Baby $ Go Baby $ Go! Or is he Baby J. now? I dunno… Either way, he’s a baby with over $3,000 to his name now! ;) He just opened up his first two financial accounts and I can tell by the way he’s looking at me now that he’s feeling pretty good about it, haha… 1st Account: Savings – $605.01 We […]

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Flood Insurance + Hurricane Sandy = A Sign?

October 29, 2012
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So I don’t know if this is a sign or not, but we literally JUST got a notice in the mail asking if we wanted to renew our flood insurance for the year ;) Right as Hurricane Sandy is about to hit hard and wreak havoc all around us! Yikes. (For all you reading this right now on the East coast, I hope you’re doing […]

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I May Have Just Quit Lottery Tickets (*gasp!*)

October 26, 2012
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Who would have guessed I’d be blogging about THAT! Remember all those Lottery Experiments I did back in the day? Or the billion+ times I’ve expressed my love for those sexy little scratchers? I guess all good things gotta come to an end :) At least for now… The weird part is I really don’t know *why* exactly I’ve given them up. I’ve made it […]

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Are High School Reunions Worth the Cost?

October 25, 2012
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(Article today by Jason Price of One Money Design) Each year many people make a financial investment to attend high school reunions. Local attendees pay the ticket prices while some people travel from out of town and pay gas or airfare plus the ticket prices. Tickets aren’t cheap either. We’ve paid up to $200 for my wife and me to attend our high school reunions. […]

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Money Collage #2: 401(k)s and Dolly Parton

October 24, 2012

We just got our 2nd money collage in the mail! This time by fellow reader Gina of Nashville, Tennessee :) Who apparently has a crush on both Warren Buffett AND Dolly Parton, haha… but who can blame her? They’re both super smart with their business and money! If you missed the first collage we added up (I think I called it a “love letter” back […]

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My Entire Work History: All 40 Jobs ;)

October 23, 2012
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I was telling a friend the other day how funny it was that I almost became a Secret Service Agent once (he didn’t believe me, but it’s totally true!), and I thought it might be funny to list out all the jobs I can remember doing over my lifetime :) Maybe it’ll spark some good ideas for any of you looking for a change in […]

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My Week At Jury Duty!

October 22, 2012
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Whelp, after what I thought was gonna be a quick “in and out” over at the courthouse last week, my adventures of jury duty turned out to be a week-long affair! I guess attorneys these days sure like their mohawks as I didn’t scare them one bit! Haha… way to fail, little spikeys ;) But in all honesty, I actually had a REALLY good time there […]

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The Winners of The $500 Amex Card & Millionaire Books!

October 21, 2012

Hope you all had a great weekend! We had two pretty cool giveaways going on this week – the first a $500 gift card from American Express, and the 2nd two copies of Adrian J Cartwood’s new book, “Share Your Number.” Hope you guys enjoyed them! :) Here are the two winners of the book: Brian (commenter #6) Pam (commenter #33) And here is the grand […]

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The High/Low Game!

October 19, 2012

I caught a most excellent post over at TeacHerFinance called “Thursday: Most and Least,” and I’m totally ripping it off today to play it with you guys ;) We’re calling it the “High/Low” game now and we’re doing it on a Friday, *Gasp*! You pretty much just post up the most expensive thing you bought from the week, as well as the least expensive one […]

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Why Most Personal Finance Blogs Are B.S.

October 18, 2012
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(Guest Post by Adrian J Cartwood, with a giveaway of his new book at the end: “Share Your Number!“) I’m a different kind of personal finance blogger because I believe that most of what you read in the pf blogosphere is wrong. My alternative financial viewpoint arises simply because I come from a different background than most pf bloggers. Most bloggers write because they want to make […]

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The $500 Amex Card Giveaway!

October 17, 2012
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I know we just did an awesome giveaway lately, but THIS one was too good not to pass along to you guys today :) In a nutshell, we’ll be giving one of you lucky budgeters a $500 Amex card!! Which you can use for anything in the world you want! Woohoo! About Today’s Sponsor: Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the fine folks at Fellowes – […]

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Does Your Credit Score Matter If You Don’t Do Debt?

October 16, 2012
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A long time ago I told my friend Brad from EnemyofDebt.com that not paying attention to your credit score is dumb. I refused to listen to him on all his thousand and one reasons why he could care less, and I thought the fact he said he had a score of “0” (yes, ZERO) was cockamamy. I’m pretty sure I told him it wasn’t even […]

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Moral or Immoral? The Oktoberfest Hustler…

October 15, 2012
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This past weekend we had the pleasure of hitting up our 2nd Oktoberfest celebration in a row :) It turns out almost every single town throws one, and if you can time it right you can get damn lucky and hit ’em up weekend after weekend after weekend throughout the entire October! Hehe… Which means lots of outdoor hanging out, and even better – lots […]

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