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August 2013

This Week’s Wins & Losses

August 16, 2013
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You know those weeks when people try to steal your money left and right? And you have to be extra on your game to power through and prevent it all from happening? Well, that was the case this week here at the J. Money household, and not surprisingly it mostly revolved around insurances. (Why is that always the case?) So this week’s Wins & Losses […]

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Throwback Thursday: Why Worry About Money?

August 15, 2013
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For this Throwback Thursday I thought I’d pull an article that aired almost exactly on this same day, 5 years ago :) It’s a pretty fun/random one. Let’s see if anyone was around back then and remembers this! ====================================================== My brother wrote up a pretty clever “life plan” for himself the other day (which is quite interesting in itself), and under his finances category, he […]

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Colorful Money of The World

August 14, 2013

I can’t seem to formulate any good thoughts today due to feeling a bit sick-o, so instead I thought we’d go for some cool visuals to help stimulate your brain cells today. And what better way to do that than feasting our eyes on some cool, and quite beautiful, money from around the world! So please to enjoy today a handful of world currency I’ve […]

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10 (Amazing) Free Things In Life

August 13, 2013
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I hit up McDonald’s the other day and got something completely free from them. It was pretty incredible, actually. I couldn’t believe they were offering them, but it was 100% legit. And you wanna know the best part? YOU can get one too the next time you’re there! This free item? A smile. Yup. McDonald’s gives them away a billion times a day along with […]

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I’m Not Rich, But Thanks For Asking…

August 12, 2013
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I used to think anyone who made over $50,000 a year was rich. And for that matter, anyone who had over $100 in their pockets when I was 8 y/o ;) But now that I’m a “grown up” I know better than to assume such stuff. Yes I think you’re a PIMP if you’ve been able to pull upwards of $100,000 a year, but it […]

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Magical Genie Asks: Would You Gain 25 lbs to Wipe out ALL Your Debt?

August 9, 2013
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YES! Another awesome/crazy/doesn’t-mean-much survey! My fave ;) This time up is Credit Karma (why are they always from credit score places?) who hired a company to research how people feel about their looks vs debt. And the findings are just as interesting as the survey we last posted about on credit scores vs looks. Here’s the biggie from the results: 72% of Americans would rather […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Plan Group Cruises

August 8, 2013
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(Guest post by Alison Moxley as part of our Side Hustle Series) I went on my first cruise when I was 20 and got hooked. I loved the excitement of cruising, being on the open ocean and enjoying the onboard food and activities. From that point on, cruising became an annual ritual in my family, and I would come back from each new trip actively […]

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The “If You Walk There, You Can Spend It” Budget

August 7, 2013
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That was the subject line of an email I had in my drafts. Which unfortunately I failed to elaborate on, and now left to wonder what brilliant idea I had all those weeks ago, haha… I thought it might be fun to take some guesses though and see what we can make out of it? ;) Back during that time frame we were living at […]

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Clark Howard’s New Finance Book [GIVEAWAY x3]

August 6, 2013
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Good mornin’, good mornin’! Have some pimpin’ freebies to give away to y’all today, courtesy of my boy Clark Howard who literally *just* released his new finance book today – Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul. (Why am I acting as if we’re friends? I’ve never spoken with him before, nor read any of his stuff, haha… But I do hear he’s pretty […]

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Net Worth Update: $366,913.82 (+$27,000! Yee-hah!)

August 5, 2013
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Back in action, baby! At least for now… Had a great month in the stocks department (hard to take any credit for it since I didn’t do anything, haha…), and between that and our house getting a re-evaluation (up $15k!) it was enough to give us a substantial boost – in both worth and encouragement :) The one thing we still need to keep our eyes […]

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