April 2013

My New Spare Change Record: $901.54!

April 30, 2013

Do you know how HARD it is to bring in 5,000+ coins to a changer machine? And then wait there hearing the cling an clangs forever and the machine breaking every two minutes while you’re back is trying to recover? Haha… It’s a good problem to have I guess ;) Although to be fair, it wasn’t *true* spare change like my previous trips to the […]

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Things I’d Tell My 20 Year Old Self…

April 29, 2013

My new friend over at SkinnyDip.ca (great blog name – no there’s no naked pictures there ;)) has a guest post series called “Things I’d tell my 20 year old self” where she gets people to, you know, tell things to their past younger selves. Now usually it’s about life or love or career, or pretty much anything in the world *outside* of money, haha, […]

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The Paradox of Our Time

April 26, 2013

Happy Friday y’all! I came across this poem/essay in my email from over a year ago, and thought it made for a great way to end the week :) If you haven’t stopped in a while to consider the path you’re on, now’s a great chance to do so! Thanks to my boy Andy for sending this over: THE PARADOX OF OUR TIME We have […]

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A Stock Portfolio at Age 6?

April 25, 2013

(Guest Post by Mrs. 1500 from 1500 Days to Freedom) We have two children, ages 6 and 3. We are passionate about bringing up not only well-behaved, respectful children, but we also want them to turn into financially responsible adults. Our Background My parents showed me how to spend frugally, by shopping mostly at garage sales (not a lot of thrift stores around when I […]

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In Which I Forget To Pay My Taxes…

April 24, 2013

Just when I thought I was a pimp with my taxes, I go and do something stupid like *not* paying them. I’m such a dummy!! I was literally sitting on my couch on the 15th watching the horribleness unfold with Boston, when a friend of mine tells me it’s just a sad day overall. And indeed it was. First one of our cousins passes away […]

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“How do I keep myself satisfied ’till I reach my goals?”

April 23, 2013

Got a good email from a reader which I’m sure a lot of you can appreciate – myself included. Some days I’m on point with all this goal stuff, and other times I just wanna quit and be done with it. It can be exhausting staying focused for years and years to come, not to mention DECADES! It’s not easy to stay on top of… […]

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Auction Off Your Future Income? Okay!

April 22, 2013

…. Said the woman who just did it :) And who’s now my favorite person of the day! Her name is Sarah Hanson, and she just got $125,000 in return for giving up 10% of her future income for 10 years straight. That’s 10% of everryyyyyyyyyyyyyything she does (or doesn’t?) do for 10 years in a row – Wow. I love it. Anyone with balls […]

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Just Call Me Even “J.” Steven.

April 19, 2013

Man, what a month of ups and downs so far… One week we save a thousand in an area, and the next we’re down a thousand! That’s life for ya, eh? Makes me even more sure I’m in the “Even Steven” category lately :) Remember that from Seinfeld? Elaine and George switch positions in life and Jerry breaks even on everything? Even when they throw […]

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We Are House-Sitters.

April 18, 2013

(Guest post by Dalene Heck of HeckticTravels.com) Picture this: 6 weeks in Manhattan in a luxurious 2-storey brownstone. 3 weeks in London in a multi-million dollar home in the heart of Kentish Town. 6 months on the tropical island of Roatan, Honduras in a new 3-bedroom house with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. Imagine living there without paying one penny for rent, mortgage or […]

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Remember When Stocks Looked Like This?

April 17, 2013

Old school, baby! :) Was going through my desk drawers and forgot I had picked up a handful of these stock certificates over the years… Quite a difference compared to our internet age, eh? Now you can by a stock (or 1,000 of them) by just moving your finger a few times and hitting some buttons online. No more calling up your broker and yelling […]

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Do you know what 1+2+3+4+5+6 through 365 equals?

April 16, 2013
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I’ll tell you: 66,795. In case you were wondering ;) Doesn’t that seem like WAY more than you would have guessed? I got on this kick yesterday of doing a fun year-long giveaway for you guys (“$1.00 a day which would increase by another one each day for an entire year!) but sadly realized it would bankrupt me. Sorry… Perhaps after I make my first […]

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My Top 4 Money Suckers

April 15, 2013

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get down on myself and wonder where the hell all my money’s going each month. I know we’re doing well overall and can just peek at our net worth to make myself feel better whenever I’m down (another pro to tracking your stuff!), but in the instant it really only helps so much. How can we blow […]

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April 12, 2013

Best time of the year outside of Christmas! And if you’re *really* smooth you can even start your Christmas shopping early at these yard sales too, haha… Who doesn’t like some old books or 100 year old antiques? Come on now! It’s fun for the whole family! ;) I’ve actually already began partaking in these sales too, courtesy of our local flea markets which have […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me.

April 11, 2013

(Article by new PF blogger, Tiffany, who ranted earlier about people thinking she was rich ;)) I just broke up with my financial advisor.  Or to put it better – I tried to break up with my financial advisor. There’s something about the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ sequence that is just so lacking, but in reality there are no better words for it. Many […]

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