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March 2013

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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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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