March 2013

Hoppy Easter!

March 29, 2013
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Well, happy Easter in a couple of days anyways! Figured I might as well wish you a joyful one before the festivities start :) It’ll definitely be a joyful one over in the Money household now that I’ll be able to drink beer again! WOO-HOO!!!! Almost lasted 40 days without alcohol, and unlike other habits I’ve given up over the years, this one just gets […]

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4 Debt Lessons From The End of the World

March 28, 2013
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(Article by fellow blogger Ben Edwards) Hollywood loves to speculate about how the world as we know it will end. They’ve tried to kill us off with asteroids, aliens, zombies, self-aware computers, natural disasters, and disease. These scenarios definitely make for interesting entertainment, but I’m hoping they’re wrong about all those nasty endings. Although these shows and movies are fictional portrayals of how the end […]

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Nook HD Giveaway! Courtesy of Bync :)

March 27, 2013
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Hidey ho! Got another awesome giveaway for y’all today, this time by my friend Ryan Bales from Bync.com – a person I’ve met and drank beers with a number of times now over the years :) A great (and very SMART) guy at that, too – as evidence of his new company connecting people to the best coupons and offers from the stores they *actually […]

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Lawn Mowing Hustlers

March 26, 2013
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It’s funny to think about cutting grass as I look out on ours and it’s completely covered with snow (about time Mother Nature! you’ve been weak to DC all season!), but with Spring around the corner it seems the hustlers are ready to pounce. And rightfully so. If there’s one thing I hate about home ownership, it’s all the upkeep. Now lawn mowing isn’t the […]

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Bye Bye American Refinance Pie

March 25, 2013
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Remember that awesome refinancing idea I had back in January? (Well, awesome to me but dumb to a portion of you? ;)) Whelp, I’ve finally decided to shoot it down myself for the time being. Oddly enough it was a lot harder to fine someone to loan us $65,000 than I initially thought ;) Haha… But I still very much love the idea! (For those […]

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When you know where your money is, you can make decisions on the fly.

March 22, 2013
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Earlier this week I dipped my toes into TJ Maxx for some quick window shopping, and walked away with $200 worth of shirts. (PS: never go window shopping at TJ Maxx). But despite that sounding like I’m a huge moron with my money, there’s actually some good reasons behind it: I needed new shirts! I can’t even remember the last time I bought one, and […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Flip Classic Video Games

March 21, 2013
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(Guest Post by Nick as part of our Side Hustle Series.) One description of my age is that I belong to “Generation Y”, but I like to look at it in a different way. The way I define my generation is “The Video Game Generation”. I was born in 1985, the same year the first “main stream” video game console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), […]

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On Debt: Generation X vs. Generation Y

March 20, 2013
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Came across this pretty cool press release this morning by SaveUp.com (weird right? a press release being cool? ;)), and thought it made for some perfect banter today. Little pieces of A.D.D. candy for us finance nerds, if you will. Here were the quick takeaways: Generation X (born in 1965-1980) <– Where I fall, unfortunately. Average mortgage debt: $181,706 (over 21% above the US average) […]

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Spend $25,000 to Save $9,000?

March 19, 2013
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I finally got my act together and sat with my account for tax stuff! And MAN does that always feel so good – regardless of the outcomes :) Just to knock something off your brain and free up more space, ya know? Hate those nagging thoughts that continually linger… And just like all years, I am always shocked that I don’t owe as much as […]

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45 Things I Spend Money On (And 32 I Don’t)

March 18, 2013
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If you ever thought I was frugal, this will change your mind ;) I do like saving money where I can, but I also like saving sanity and *time* just as much. As evidence of this first list below… This all came about after reading two articles: The first on Blonde and Balanced where Em wrote about 45 things she does NOT spend money on […]

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How Rich People Think

March 15, 2013
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Happy Friday, y’all! Rescued this gem out of my spam emails this morning and thought it would make for some good thought over the weekend… Ended up being a pitch about a new book out there called “How Rich People Think,” and whether it’s good or not (I have no idea), the funny part is that it was published back in 2010!! :) Why it’s […]

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Don’t Judge My Porsche by Its Cover

March 14, 2013
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(Guest Post by Meg from Cars X Girl) Hi, my name is Meg and I’m addicted to cars. No, really, I am. Cars are my passion, and the priority my husband and I share. We talk about them, look at pictures, discuss them and think about them basically 24/7/365. I joke that I basically work just so we can afford more car stuff and it […]

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8 Questions About Your Money and Your Spouse :)

March 13, 2013
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Hidey-ho! Came across this article by Dinks Finance that I liked (seems like I’m always pimping them lately?), and wanted to share the questions they posed with y’all. And also answer them out loud for myself too, just to see where I personally fall with these matters… If you don’t have a spouse, substitute your girlfriend or boyfriend or even your dog – we won’t […]

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Deal or No Deal? (The Office Chair Dilemma)

March 12, 2013
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Something annoying/AWESOME happened this weekend and I think you’ll appreciate it :) Especially the part where I debate back and forth with myself for hours on which chair I should buy, only to come away with none! Damn analysis paralysis… It all started with my mom coming to visit a few weeks back and telling me I needed to get a better desk chair before […]

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