May 2013

My New Non-Spending Tracker!

May 13, 2013
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I did something over the weekend I was pretty proud of myself for: I refrained from buying two things that I really REALLY wanted to take home with me. One was an oil painting with a pretty kick-ass frame (alone was worth the $20 price tag), and the other a hand-painted side table from Peru that had all kinds of awesome designs on it. That […]

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Fun Facts About Money (And Reading)

May 10, 2013

Growing up my grandpa always used to say “the best way to learn, is to read.” And while I didn’t really listen to him way back then (unless you count photo books? ;)), I’ll admit he was on to something there. Only I’ve come to think of it as, “the best way to learn, is to read SOMETHING THAT INTERESTS YOU!” That probably sounds like […]

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Is Being Too Honest Bad For Business?

May 9, 2013
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(Article by Skint in The City) I got to wondering this a couple of weeks back, when I tried to change $200 into sterling pounds. There I was, a trusting soul, taking it to my local bank to exchange. I know, I could have got a slightly better deal by checking out comparison sites for currency conversion, but I wanted it done fast and didn’t […]

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Game Boys and 401(k)s

May 8, 2013
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There are two instances in my life where saving REALLY started making sense. The first when I wanted a Nintendo Game Boy more than my own parents! (Haha….) and the second when I hit my first $50,000 in my 401(k ) :) Both drastically different stories and decades of my life, but both with the same underlying takeaway: Saving feels better when it starts adding […]

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Net Worth Update: $367,855.72 (Up $3,000)

May 7, 2013
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What up, what up! Onto net worth update #62! How crazy is that?? One day you’re shooting for $100,000, and the next – 5 years later – $400,000. At least it’s all trending UP! Haha… this blog may may not have lasted as long had it not ;) But seriously, if you haven’t been tracking your money at all, today’s the day to start. Even […]

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And we’re off! Time to get our house rented out!!

May 6, 2013
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We’ve 100% officially decided to put our house on the market this month to be rented out. Making us a) automatic investment property owners – woo! and B) Scarrrrrrred out of our mind with all the work we now have to do to get it in tip top shape, haha… But we’ve gotta start somewhere! So all last week we’ve been lining up our ducks […]

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Pop Quiz: What Were Your Last 5 Purchases?

May 3, 2013

And how do you feel about them? Could you have gotten them cheaper? Are they all mandatory expenses for being real-life human beings? These are all things that randomly popped in my brain this morning which you’re now having the pleasure of seeing ;) But there’s also some points to it all too – like checking up on yourself to make sure you’re paying attention […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Used to Host Estate Sales

May 2, 2013
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(Guest post by Robert Farrington – as part of our Side Hustle Series) I am a full time manager who is married and expecting his first child this year.  I’ve been building up my side hustles for years, and eventually plan to make the leap to self-employment.  I’ve been side hustling since I was 16, doing all kinds of odd jobs for family and friends. […]

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A Relationship Between Personal Income and Gambling?

May 1, 2013
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Got this email from a fellow sexy reader, wondering how gambling may fall into the whole budgeting equation here. Which I personally find AWESOME because it A) means he’s not an addict! (Anyone who formulates a plan before betting everything on black has a good head on their shoulders in my eyes ;)) and B) means we get to talk about poker and blackjack today! […]

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