August 2013

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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Turned The Pram Into Cash! What’s Next?

August 2, 2013
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And the trading game has officially started :) One antique baby stroller traded up for more cash than I paid for it – woohoo! (Yes I know I’m kinda cheating and that it’s more “cool” to trade up for other better objects instead, but me thinks the game works much faster and easier when you can turn it into cold hard cash as well ;) […]

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How to NOT Let Partying Get in The Way of Your Goals

August 1, 2013
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(Guest post from Martin (above) of Studenomics. Who I’ve had the pleasure of partying with many a times over the years, even though he makes me feel like an old man each time ;)) Shots, shots, shots! Sound familiar? Having shots with friends is fun. The night gets silly and the party gets wild. We all love going out with our friends. It gives us […]

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