March 2013

The $200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway! Thx RetailMeNot!

March 11, 2013
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What up what up! We haven’t done a proper giveaway here in quite some time lately, so today we change that with a $200 Visa Gift Card giveaway courtesy of my sexy friends at RetailMeNot.com! They recently launched their new lifestyle magazine, The Real Deal, and so far it’s pretty dope. So start thinking about what you’d do if you won that money! Perhaps a […]

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Books Make Me Feel Warm and Cozy

March 8, 2013
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The other day my best friend/biz partner/work husband (as my wife calls him ;)) asked me if I thought he’d do a better job at his company if he were more of a consumer like the rest of the people in the world. It was an interesting question, and perfectly inline with the smarts this guy has, but I told him that even if he […]

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The Stark Reality

March 7, 2013
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(Guest post by a fellow B.A.S. reader who wanted to share his own personal story with us in hopes it motivates/reminds others to stay on track too. Savings are sexy!!) Hi, I’m Sean (not my real name). Ordinary by most accounts, but a happy soul who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, working hard and of course teaching myself everything I could […]

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Internet Will Name Baby For $5,000, Haha…

March 6, 2013
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Just when you thought there were no more ways to make extra money :) I love it… Here’s the article about it on Today.com: Mom defends $5,000 payoff for baby name rights. In a nut shell, a mother-to-be will receive $5,000 for allowing people online to vote for her son’s/daughter’s name – which is somehow backed by sponsors of the contest (I don’t think a […]

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Net Worth Update: $351,979.18 (up $5k – woo!)

March 5, 2013
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Time to get naked with our money again! :) I swear these months just fly by… A good reminder to put those game plans into action so you can use the power of time to build your net worth for you! That’s a key ingredient right there, I’ll tell you what. And better while you’re young and nubile too so you don’t have to work […]

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Total Baby Costs Hit $10,000!

March 4, 2013
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Hello hello! If you ever doubted that babies cost a lot of money, let this post be a clear warning sign ;) I just ran all the numbers and updated our Total Baby Cost Tracker, and it seems we have now crossed into the quadruple digit range. That was fast!! Here’s a snapshot of the previous totals so far: Before birth: $2,781.73 Total at 2 […]

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How Much Do You Spend on Your Hobbies?

March 1, 2013
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What up what up! As our awesome and rare comic giveaway is halfway over at Take Our Stuff.com (it’s a valuable one so make sure to enter!), I’ve started to think about the other hobbies and collections we may have too. Specifically how much we SPEND on them all. Not that it’s bad to throw money against the things we enjoy in life, of course […]

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