February 2013

Side Hustle Series: I Resell Collectible Sneakers!

February 28, 2013

(Gust post by friend Rich Uncle El, as part of our Side Hustle Series. Have one you’d like to share with us too? Give me a shout.) In between family duties and blogging duties over at Money Watch 101 , I resell old sneakers I own for side money. I have been doing this for about 10 years now and the income varies on how […]

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“Oh you are SO lucky, you must be rich!”

February 27, 2013

Got this email from a friend in response to my post on upgrades I’d make if I were rich, and it’s something I bet a lot of us can appreciate. No one likes a complainer who doesn’t want to do anything about their situation! Like all those people who bitch about politics but then never vote or take any action. Do you expect your complaints […]

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Are Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett Related?

February 26, 2013

For many years I have wondered just that, but after a comment I received here the other week I finally decided to get to the bottom of it once and for all :) I’m sure you’ve laid awake many a nights wondering the same too! Haha… Here’s what that comment said: “It is always smart to have a little bit of Warren Buffett and a […]

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Don’t Tax Me, Bro!

February 25, 2013
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Haha… whatever happened to that guy? One minute you’re getting tazed and the most popular person around, and the next you’re the butt of everyone’s jokes… I’m sure it was fun while it lasted though :) Anywho, how’s everyone’s taxes going? Anyone already done and over with it? I’m having two firsts over here: 1) This is the longest I’ve gone so far without filing […]

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“You Want The Real Thing?”

February 22, 2013
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Oh man, today’s post already cracks me up and I haven’t even written it yet! It’s all based on an email I got yesterday from a friend (the same guy that told me about that trillion dollar coin cliff when it first came out), and reminds me why I loved all those marketing classes back in the day :) Here’s what it said: When I […]

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Why Do You Want to Have Money?

February 21, 2013

(Guest Post by Zack of The True Generalist) Many people WANT money, pretty much everyone I know, but few people ask themselves why. I suppose the easy answer is for security: so I don’t have to worry about it anymore. You know, like Forrest Gump said, “One less thing.” But that’s like saying I want a couch so I can sit on it. While it […]

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5 Things I Would Upgrade If I Were Rich

February 20, 2013

I was gonna title today’s post “Would you still be frugal if you struck it rich?” but then realized that a) 99% of you would of course say yes – cuz that’s how we roll! – and then b)it would be direct rip off of my friend Kristina’s recent post on DINKS Finance titled pretty much the same thing ;) And her post is what […]

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I’m Officially Giving Up Beer…

February 19, 2013
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…At least for the next 40 days ;) Why do such a horrible thing, you might ask? ‘Cuz it’s the season of Lent, baby! Gotta get my Catholic on for our Lord’s honor. And what’s harder than giving up BEER to show you love him? Haha… I think it’s actually the hardest one I have yet tried to tackle over my reformed years :) And […]

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A Negative Credit Card Balance?

February 18, 2013
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As many of you probably (should) do, I log in to all my accounts each morning to make sure all my pennies are playing nice with each other in their respectable homes :) Most of the times they are, but every now and then a few like to sneak out and I’m left organizing a quick man hunt in pursuit of collecting back my troublesome […]

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The Half Dollar / Dead Car / Day Care Update ;)

February 15, 2013
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I can really suck sometimes at giving y’all updates on my doings here and there on this blog, so today’s post is all about catching ya up on some of the more interesting ones for all who care… And for those (few) who don’t, haha, take this high five and get the heck outta here ;) The Half Dollar “I’m Gaming the System!” Project: Well, […]

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4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay Off Debt

February 14, 2013
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(Guest Post by Trevor van Hemert) Today I’d like to show how I trick myself into spending much less money without the need for budgeting. I use three different psychological tricks in three categories: Survival, Slavery, and Mileage. I’m giving you three so you can pick the one that best resonates with you! But I’d like to start off by describing a well-known personal finance […]

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Say Whaaaa, Debt Collector?

February 13, 2013
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Man, I’ve got to tell you – ever since I started this whole Year of The Simple goal in January, it’s been non stop learning and reducing stress as the days go by. It’s amazing how much better you feel when less “stuff” is getting thrown your way every other minute! I already mentioned I no longer have a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profile anymore […]

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5 Years Ago Today This Blog Was Born :)

February 12, 2013
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…before I was married or had any babies …before I hardly even knew what “blogging” was! …before we all lost money in the real estate crash and subsequent recession …before I wanted to be an RV drivin‘ yard sale minimalist coin collector ;) …before our net worth crossed over the $60,000 mark …and even before anyone knew who Obama was! It’s been a long and […]

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15 Signs You Could Be In Financial Doo-Doo

February 11, 2013
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I know people love lists like this, so I thought I’d copy promote my friend Len Penzo’s 10 financial no-nos he recently blogged about. Along with my own thoughts on his list here, especially since I don’t agree with them all the way :) Maybe my “doo-doo” bar is a bit more conservative, though? Check them out and let me know what you think… Here […]

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