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August 2013

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus

August 20, 2013
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That’s one of my new favorite quotes this year. Which aligns perfectly with my 2013 resolution of “Keeping it simple.” ‘Cuz unlike 80% of you guys out there, I’m actually still working on my new years goal! (oooooooooh ;)) But as much as I love this quote by Epictetus, whoever he may be, I also feel like it’s lacking some stuff. Or, a LOT of […]

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Hire Someone To Pay Your Bills & Budget For You?

August 19, 2013
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[UPDATE: I'm now a money coach! If you're interested in working together or learning more, give me a shout and we'll see what we can do: j (at) budgets are sexy (dot) com. This has actually been a lot of fun so far! I have 5 clients now and we're rocking it :)] So I got a SUPER interesting email shot my way by a […]

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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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