June 2013

The Phone Call.

June 28, 2013
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Last night I got one of those phone calls everyone dreads getting in the middle of the night: an emergency happened to a family member :( Turns out my uncle – who’s been in and out of the hospital for years with heart problems – was finally on his last legs and was expected to pass any time over night. My mom had called us […]

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How I Fought My Financial Demons of The Past and Won

June 27, 2013
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(Guest post by Natalie of the blog, Debt And The Girl) Do you ever feel like something is hovering over your shoulder? Like something is looming behind you that you cannot explain? I certainly have. It is not a menacing presence but more of a reminder of financial “demons of my past” as I like to call it. (Editor’s Note: Anyone watch Dexter? :)) We […]

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The Best, Worst, and Craziest Jobs.

June 26, 2013
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Just read an interesting article over at Yahoo Finance talking about the best and worst jobs to go into debt for. None of which I even thought or cared about back in the day (I just wanted one I thought was fun and could get a reasonable degree in, haha…), but I’m sure there are smarter kids out there right now reading and contemplating this […]

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How I blew through $1,000 before I turned 22.

June 25, 2013
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No, there are no extra 0’s missing there ;) I just got finished reading Jacob’s incredible story on how he blew through his $100,000 inheritance before he turned 21, and thought I’d copy him. With a much less exciting story, haha… Like Jacob, I, too, did not know or care about budgeting back in the college days. I was constantly watching my accounts to make […]

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In Which I Enter a Justin Bieber Contest.

June 24, 2013
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This is totally random, but very totally true. On Friday I see the following tweet: I'm giving away a Meet & Greet w/ @JustinBieber and concert tix this weekend. #SanDiego #LosAngeles http://t.co/ntNAtDDjrm HONESTLY! — Stefanie Mullen (@ooph) June 21, 2013 I think I’m pretty funny, so I write back: “@ooph Nice! I’ll enter only if @JustinBieber tells me he budgets and thinks they’re sexy ;) […]

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The Bigger Better Game!

June 21, 2013

You know that show where those two guys trade up stuff they get for bigger and better items? And try and outdo each other and come away with something ridiculously huge at the end? (I think it’s called Barter Kings?) Well, I came across an item last weekend yard sale’ing that prompted me to give the game a shot myself :) Let me set the […]

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Budgets Are as Sexy as Warren Buffett in a Speedo

June 20, 2013
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(Guest Post by fellow blogger, Kathleen. Who apparently enjoys stirring up trouble ;)) Hi, friends. I’m Kathleen, and my corner of the internet is way across town, at FrugalPortland.com. I have admired J$ from afar (and got a little star struck when I met him at FinCon last year!) for a few years now. His writing is funny, and his advice is sound. There’s just […]

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Blogger State of The Union.

June 19, 2013
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Whelp friends, we hit 5 Million page views earlier this month! How awesome is that? :) That’s almost a million for each year I’ve been blogging – pretty sick stuff (we’ve also had over 1,850 articles published and over 50,000 comments! CRAZY!!). I can kinda get now when people say “the first million is always the hardest,” haha… it’s true at least in the blogging […]

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The $750 “No Excuses” Hustler Giveaway!

June 18, 2013
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Okay guys, If you’ve been sitting on your patukuses waiting to start that side hustle of yours, now’s your chance to get on it! My friends at Deals2Buy.com and I are partnering up to give one of you lucky s.o.b.s $750 worth of whatever it is you need to get that hustle of yours launched and out the door. And if you’re already rockin’ one, we’ll […]

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RGIII and USAA Team Up! What What!

June 17, 2013

Just saw this press release and I’m grinning from ear to ear: “USAA announced that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will support its military appreciation efforts this year. This agreement supports USAA’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsorship of the NFL and the Washington Redskins. The 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year was born on a U.S. military base and grew up in military communities […]

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Help A Reader: Buy a House to Prevent Uncle Sam?

June 17, 2013
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Got an interesting email over the weekend, and thought you’d enjoy reading and chiming in :) Can’t say I’ve heard of this one as a driving force to go out and buy a house! Haha… Though bonus points for the creativity. Here’s what our dear reader sent over: Hi J$! My husband has recently secured a nice, but temporary for now, gig that will bring […]

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Noodling Some Googlings

June 14, 2013
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Woot Woot – haven’t done one of these in a while… You know, when I check the stats to see what kinds of craziness people are typing in to get to this site? Makes me feel all types of legit and stuff, haha… Or at least sane, for that matter :) Here were my favorite questions I found in the past 24 hours, along with […]

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Happily Squished: Learning to Live in 270 Sq. Ft.

June 13, 2013
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(Article by Cat Alford) High up on a hill on a little Caribbean island called Grenada sits the cutest, tiniest 270 sq. ft. apartment you ever did see. It has no couch, no TV, no central AC, and no dishwasher, but despite its shortcomings, I’m proud to call it home. While one person could definitely live here comfortably, I share it with my 6’3” husband, […]

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Thoughts From a Wealthy Neighborhood

June 12, 2013
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So it’s been over a week and a half now chillin’ at the mother-in-law’s, and so far everything’s going superbly. Every day we hang out together, drink coffee together, and even have dinner at a normal time of night together – 6pm. Down 5 hours from our normal late-night feeding we were trying to break ;) I’m actually feeling like a responsible adult these days! […]

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