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May 2013

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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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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