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June 2013

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 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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(Guest post by Cat from Budget Blonde) 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 […]

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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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Do NOT Be Like My Wife!

June 11, 2013
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She’s going to kill me when she sees this, but I just wouldn’t be doing my job as a personal finance blogger if I didn’t talk about this today ;) She’s completely off her rocker! Here’s the deal. You know how we’re living with my mother-in-law (her mom) right now? Well, as part of her agreeing to let us stay there, she kindly asked that […]

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Whelp, My Caddy is “Totaled”

June 10, 2013
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Two and a half hours sitting at Progressive’s car center to get a report back that my car is considered a “total loss” now :( Apparently the damaged caused in our recent accident (which I was not considered at fault in, btw) exceeds the total worth of the precious sexy car. Meaning it’s not as simple any more of taking a check or getting it […]

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