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December 2012

The Highs, Lows, and Randoms of 2012

December 31, 2012
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If there’s one thing I love about playing ping-pong blogging, it’s the record keeping of all your life’s events on one tidy site :) Or rather, one tidy page. I used to think I could remember everything of importance in a given year, but the truth is I’m getting more and more forgetful in my old age. Plus, we tend to not realize just how […]

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5 For Friday: Gifting and Re-Gifting Edition :)

December 28, 2012

Hidey-ho neighbors! I hope your holidays were just as sexy as all your budgets this week :) I had a most FANTASTIC time hanging with my families and watching Baby Money experience his first Christmas – I want to do it all over again!!! But since we can’t do that, I figured we could at least re-visit some of the joys from the week and […]

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Things We Miss, Things We Gain: From Retirement to Lifestyle Design

December 27, 2012
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(Guest Post by Maria, the 50 y/o blogger behind The Money Principle. She’ll be talking a little about ‘pensions’ here in a bit, but keep in mind she’s a resident of the UK where these types of ‘pensions’ she refers to are more like our Social Security… At least from what I can gather. Regardless, the takeaway here is what’s important :)) Some say that with […]

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Happy Boxing Day / J. Money Day!

December 26, 2012
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Awww yeaaahh – Happy birthday to me and fellow blogger Martin from Studenomics! It’s a good day to be alive, friends :) Nothing like some back to back celebrations to set the mood right! Unlike when we were kids and no one could ever attend our birthday parties, wha wha wha… But if you were sneaky and celebrated a month *earlier*, let’s say, then perhaps you […]

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Santa?

December 25, 2012

———– (LOL Cat by John Stansbury)

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How Should You Spend Your Credit Card Rewards?

December 24, 2012
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Here’s a short post/tip for you today for all those money nerds out there still soaking in this stuff as the holidays loom ;) Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This question came into my inbox this morning: Yo J, I have some credit card / banking “rewards.” We’re not talking major cash here**. $70 here, $25 dollars there. Should I use it for something practical that […]

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Would a Salary of $161,000 Make You Happiest?

December 21, 2012
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It should, according to some new “research” my wife passed along to me. There was an article and vid on Today.com a few weeks back, and apparently $161,000 is the new $75,000 across the world ;) The amount every other study shows as being the tipping point for happiness (i.e. the optimum number where the ratio of extra happiness vs. extra income doesn’t scale as […]

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The Oregon Trail Guide to Personal Finance: What Happens Next?

December 20, 2012
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(Article by Jana from the Daily Money Shot – hope you like the flashback as much as I did! ;)) As a child of the 80s, I can’t help but have an affinity for The Oregon Trail (the game, not the actual Oregon Trail. Though I do have mad respect for the pioneers who made that trek. That’s some badassery right there). I mean, who […]

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