October 2013

16 Last-Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas :)

October 31, 2013

It occurred to us late in the game here that we still didn’t have a Halloween costume for Baby Money. Not that he was really going to participate all that much (or remember, for that matter), but it’s still nice to get in the festive spirit for family and friends, and especially photos ;) I will never get this beautiful image out of my mind […]

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You Better Work, B*tch.

October 30, 2013

I don’t know what’s going on in the music world right now, but I’m LOVING the lessons coming out of pop culture! First we had Lorde spitting lyrical lessons on money, and now we’ve got infamous Britney Spears reminding us what it takes to be successful – what is this world coming to?? ;) (That’s right, I listen to Britney Spears, son – don’t hate!) […]

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Someone’s Getting Better at Making Babies ;)

October 29, 2013

[BREAKING NEWS: It’s going to be a boy!] Well friends, I come to you today with some pretty exciting news! Mr. J. Money’s family will be expanding! WE’RE PREGNANT AGAIN!!! Woohoo!!! On the first try this time too, pretty crazy stuff :) As many of you know it took us almost 2 years to conceive Baby Money #1 (Wow that’s weird to say…), so we […]

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The Only Good Thing About Losing Income

October 28, 2013

You pay much less in taxes :) It’s been an interesting ride here the past 4 months in the Money household… We’ve gone from an average of $150k in salaries down to about $80k. And throughout it I’ve come to appreciate a lot things I’ve since forgotten. Like, that nothing’s ever permanent. Or perfect. Or always fun, for that matter. All of which is okay […]

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Road Trip Recap & Other Conference/Business Tips!

October 25, 2013

Well, we survived our 1,600 mile road trip! I never want to get into a car again, but we survived ;) And we even did the first leg out all in one sitting! 800 miles in 15 hours straight – gotta say that was a first. Especially with a baby! (And much easier to do btw when you’re GOING SOMEWHERE COOL than on the return […]

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Money Lessons from Two Toddlers

October 24, 2013

[Guest author today – Christine Chiang from The Pursuit of Green] Finding my way to financial independence is a long journey of learning new things and changing the way I live and think about money. I find myself constantly thinking of ways to save or to use money most effectively when I have to. With all this focus on money, it’s easy to forget sometimes […]

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What We’ll be Doing With This New $50,000

October 23, 2013

Yesterday I announced that I sold 4 of my non-fun websites for $50,000. I intended to leave it at that, but after reading y’all’s comments and questions, I quickly realized that I omitted a bunch of stuff by accident – specifically with what we’ll be DOING with this extra money now! The best part! Haha… Before we get to that part though, here are some […]

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We’re $50,000 Richer.

October 22, 2013

…But we had to give up a few things to get it ;) If you recall, our cash flow has slowly been dissipating over the past handful of months. Mainly due to all our new expenses we’ve got going on these days (day care, rental property, other baby stuff), and the fact we’re living on only one income now, but my online businesses haven’t been performing […]

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Minimalism is Wrecking My Wardrobe

October 21, 2013

So as many of you know, I go on these “minimalism binges” where I get super hardcore about having/using/buying less, and then eventually it wears out and I go back to my normal whacky ways. In a way it works wonders cuz there will be periods where I save butt tons of money by not shopping for X number of days, or I de-clutter an […]

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This Month’s Hits & Misses

October 18, 2013

Good morning my sexy little budgeters! I hope y’all have had a killer week and you’re ready to extend the awesomeness into the weekend :) If you’re hitting up FINCON13 with me here in St. Louis, make sure to snag me and say hi! I doubt there’ll be too many people with mohawks and mustaches – but you never know what Mr. Money Mustache is […]

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Throwback Thursday: “99% of My Cash is Spent on Food and Coffee”

October 17, 2013

Found this gem back in April of ’09, and still very relevant as it was back then :) Except for maybe the “IM” part you’re about to see, haha… Does anyone still use that anymore?? Maybe I should log on into MySpace and find out (wha wha). Please to enjoy, my archived post: ============================================ Had an interesting chat w/ my brother yesterday over IM (the […]

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Road Tripping 1,700 Miles to the Mecca of All Things Finance Blogging: FINCON!!

October 16, 2013

Right now. With a baby. And a sickness. And a wife ;) For those non-pf bloggers out there, FINCON is our yearly financial blogger conference – this time in St. Louis – put together by fellow sexy blogger, PT, from PT Money. People literally come from around the world to attend this, and it’s pretty much the best place ever for finance nerds to let […]

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Do I Regret Paying $2,000/mo Extra Into Our Mortgages?

October 15, 2013

An interesting question was left on my blog recently, and for the past few weeks I’ve really been thinking about how to answer it. Because the truth is, sometimes it’s hard to tell. When you make a decision that was right for you *at that time*, it’s hard to then regret it later just because new information is available and/or situations changed. Especially when big […]

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Baby Costs Update: 15 Months and $20,000 Later…

October 14, 2013

(Actually, 24 months later and counting if you include the pre-birth period!) Wow does time sure fly when you’re chasing around a baby! 15 months ago last week this little nugget of ours was born, and now  – what seems like decades later – we continue to learn and be amazed of all the things he’s been teaching us :) Like how much babies really […]

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