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May 2013

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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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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