May 2013

Moving Our Stuff Out This Weekend!!

May 31, 2013
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Boy, things sure do go fast once you put your mind to things. Just over over 3 weeks ago we decided it was finally time to move to a new area, and then almost 2 weeks after that we find and lock in our new place – and now, 2 more weeks later, it’s time to move out! So cool how quick it’s all going! […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Wash Cars!

May 30, 2013
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(Guest post by Cameron from Your Budget or Your Life. As part of our Side Hustle Series.) First off, I LOVE cars, and the older and rarer the better. And since they’re much nicer to drive when gleaming in the sun – I love cleaning and washing them! I have been doing it since I got my first car, and it’s a good hobby to […]

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Buy Up Lost Luggage?? Okay!

May 29, 2013

Ever wonder what happens to your lost luggage that never gets returned to you? They go up for auction a la Storage Wars style! Haha… how awesome/weird is that? (Makes you double think some of the stuff you pack away, eh? ;)) I’ve actually never heard about this until I ran across a post by my friend over at Skint in The City: Buying up […]

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Which Is Harder: Paying off Debt or Saving Money?

May 28, 2013
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Every week I get asked whether someone should pay off their debt first or save instead, and every week I pretty much say the same thing: Go with whichever one makes you feel better. You really can’t go wrong doing either, so – to me – it’s more about what will keep you motivated to get the job done over the nitty gritty details of […]

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Happy “No Spend” Memorial Day!

May 27, 2013
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Did you know Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? After the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in it? True story. Anyways, here is everything we’ll be doing today for FREE: Going on lots of walks Playing toys with the baby Lounging around the house Eating peoples’ hot dogs and hamburgers* Drinking people’s beers and wines* Adding exceptional […]

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Last Box of Books Giveaway: Business & Marketing

May 24, 2013
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You know, it just occurred to me that it might cost a pretty penny to ship all these heavy ass books to you winners! Haha… oh well… what are bloggers for? :) Speaking of winners, before we go and launch our last box giveaway here, let me go and pick the two from last week’s boxes before I forget. Hold please… Okay, back! The winners […]

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4 Awesome Entertainment Ideas for Only $1.00

May 23, 2013
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(Guest post by Joel from Save Outside the Box) Want to go do something really fun but you’re just flat out broke? I’ve been there. Here are some options that’ll only set you back a single George Washington for those of you that are monetarily challenged, or just cheap as hell. 1. Attend a major league baseball game. What!? That’s possible? Oh yes. America’s pastime […]

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Got in a car accident yesterday…

May 22, 2013
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You know those movies which show you what your life would look like if you had chosen a different path? Well, yesterday morning I chose the wrong one quite literally, and ended up smacking right into a brand new car as it cut across my lane without looking. Ugh… All of us are safe and sound and no one hurt at all (or else I […]

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Back To Living Off One Salary Again! (Womp Womp)

May 21, 2013
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The Mrs. has officially ended her part-time job to start on her dissertation, so we’re back to a one salary household again! After a solid 7 months of bringing home an extra $1,600 a month too – yikes… This will be our 2nd time in a year living off one paycheck! And I’m not gonna lie – I’m going to miss those sexy little greenbacks. […]

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We’ve Got Our First Millionaire In The Club!

May 20, 2013
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Hot dogs! Over 5 years ago we started our awesome Millionaire Club and listed everything out we needed to accomplish to get there, and today we have our first member who’s officially crossed it! Give a round of applause to BigChrisB – way to go, man! Here was his original submission from January 25, 2011 as member #62 (we now have 105 people pledging to […]

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We Found a Place! We Found a Place!

May 17, 2013
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Opah! Party time! We’re finally getting outta here!! ;) MAN I can’t tell you how excited we are… 5+ years in a row living in the same place is liable to give any A.D.D./Military folk a stomach ache. It’s time for brighter and greener pastures – woo! And we actually found a home that satisfies BOTH of our major wants, which is great. All the […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Human Guinea Pig

May 16, 2013
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(Guest Post by Emily as part of our Side Hustle Series) I didn’t have much of a choice about becoming a guinea pig for medical research, but maybe that was the intention of my employer? The research institute I worked at created a ready supply of healthy volunteers for its ongoing clinical trials and studies by paying us trainees less than the living wage in […]

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Box of Books Giveaway: Round II

May 15, 2013
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Okay, here we go – round two of giving away my finance books! Hopefully you or someone you know can use them :) If not, pick the ones out you want and then donate/sell the rest! And if you missed yesterday’s awesome shelf clearing, be sure to go back and check it out once you’re done entering this giveaway here today… Here’s what’s in Box […]

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Box of Books Giveaway: Round 1

May 14, 2013
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I’m getting better and better about getting rid of stuff! This whole moving thing has really sparked some fire under me, and I’m throwing away stuff left and right – even stuff I like! :) (Well, not *throwing away*, but selling stuff and donating things to nab those tax write-offs/etc…) One pile I cannot easily give up, however, is my bookshelves full of finance and […]

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