July 2013

How Moving Saved Us on Insurance, Cable & Daycare

July 31, 2013
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You know how financial experts are always recommending you move to a cheaper area to save money? As if it’s so easy to leave behind your friends and family and everything else you’ve built and come to enjoy over the years? Well, I still think it’s as dumb of an option to recommend since I first heard it, but I gotta admit there’s some truth […]

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6 Daily Habits of The Wealthy

July 30, 2013

I love when people research the rich, and then tell us all their secrets so we can try and be like them too :) (I really do – I’m not being snarky there). There’s something about the simplicity of it all that really grabs me and helps me realize that most of these traits ARE do-able if you really care enough to go out there […]

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Self-Employed with Ants in My Pants

July 29, 2013

I don’t know if it’s the weather around us right now, the fact I’m getting bored working at home all by myself, or because I’m coming off a natural high from all the major changes we’ve been implementing lately (my wife’s guess), but either way I’m feeling damn antsy. And that’s not a good place to be when you need to be hustlin’ up a […]

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Stuff I’d Miss If a Bank Stole My House…

July 26, 2013

Yesterday I came across a headline so ridiculous sounding that I thought it was fake: “Bank Accidentally Steals Woman’s Belongings, Refuses To Make Restitution“. Well, it wasn’t. The short story goes like this: Woman goes on vacation for two weeks and comes back to a ransacked house with new locks on the doors. She calls police and finds out a bank (not her own) repossessed […]

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Throwback Thursday: “It’s The Principal of The Matter…”

July 25, 2013

My wife had a good idea yesterday, and that was to pull out an older-but-goody article from this blog every now and then and re-post it. A) Because only like 5 people probably saw it back then, haha… and b) to give me a break from thinking all the time ;) I told her it was so good that I was going to start today! […]

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July 24, 2013

Holy Komoly! My heart shall palpitate a little less these days, haha… What a relief :) One of the people who checked it out over the weekend fell in love with it, submitted their app right away to our property manager, who then did background checks/pulled credit/etc, and two days later called us up to present everything. Where we promptly said “Dear Lord, YES!” ;) […]

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A Lot of Money “Answers” Are Subjective

July 23, 2013

The more I read and respond to readers’ questions, the more I’m realizing that all of this money stuff is pretty subjective. Especially when the questions revolve around “numbers you need” to do X, Y, or Z like during retirement. WE’RE ALL SO DIFFERENT! And we all require different amounts depending on our own wants and desires and habits too – especially depending on the […]

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Does My Credit Score Turn You On?

July 22, 2013

According to a new survey that’s about to drop from freecreditscore.com, it definitely does :) But mainly to you women vs us male species, haha… (as if that’s ever ground breaking). But more interestingly than that really, is that a large chunk of women there (96%) found *financial responsibility* as a whole more important than *physical attractiveness*. A lot of men too (91%), if you […]

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5 For Friday: “Being Crazy at Work” Edition

July 19, 2013

Harry: “I’m trying to see how little I can work today and still get paid for a full day haha” Me: “I’ve tested that once before too :) Didn’t send 1 email, answer 1 call, or do 1 task whatsoever relating to work. No one noticed!” That’s a recent twitter chat I had with fellow blogger, Harry (YourPFPro.com). Back when I “worked” at a 9-5 […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Referee (AKA I Get Paid to Get Yelled At)

July 18, 2013

(Guest post by Tom as part of our Side Hustle Series) Being a referee is hard. Let’s put that right out there. You are signing up for a job where the expectation is that you will get yelled at, often unjustifiably, and you’re supposed to not react and continue to do your job. It is the hardest job I have ever had and may ever […]

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Our House is Now Worth More! :)

July 17, 2013
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So after the debacle with our renting situation last week, I thought it would be smart/fun/interesting to see what our house could sell for shall we put it on the market instead of renting it out. Ya know – in case I lose my mind and just say “F it” one of these days (only a 1% chance of happening btw, but you never know […]

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The $150 “Back to School” Target Giveaway!

July 16, 2013
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I know I know, it’s not time to go back to school quite *yet*, but my sources say people go shopping for this kinda stuff earlier than later ;) So today we’re helping THREE of you get on the ball nice and early too with a $50 Target gift card a piece! Makin’ it rain all gift card style! Haha… And of course I’m partnering […]

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“Afraid of Money”

July 15, 2013

That was the subject line of this email I just got and responded to :) I have a feeling many of you can relate to it. Check it out below, along with my response, and then tell us what you think in the comments below. Let’s help out our fellow BudgetsAreSexy reader! His email: So, not sure if there is an answer to this but […]

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Seth Godin on Money.

July 12, 2013

Saw this article tweeted around by my boy Cody McKibben (who’s also a pretty killer “personality” online, fyi), and thought some of the points made in it were pretty spot on. People either love or hate on Seth Godin, but regardless he’s a pretty brilliant dude. Here were the points I really got down with: The amount of money you have has nothing to do […]

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