November 2013

How often do you judge people based on their money?

November 29, 2013
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That was the title of an email I got recently from a reader who thought I’d enjoy this post over on Houzz.com on how to build your housekeeping muscle. Here’s the rest of it: I read an article recently that I really appreciated and thought you might like it too.  It is actually focused on housekeeping issues, but it starts out with a story about […]

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A Thanksgiving Day Poem

November 28, 2013

I tried to come up with my own, but after reading this one I knew it wouldn’t compare ;) Thanksgiving 8000 Calorie Poem May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! – Anonymous Happy Thanksgiving, […]

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How I Feel About Black Friday [in Gifs]

November 27, 2013
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Two days away from Rebecca Black Friday! How excited are YOU? Are you totally getting out your map right now to plan out the whole thing? Gonna stay up all night after Thanksgiving dinner and get ready for the awesomeness? No? You’re gonna start *tonight* and skip out on T-Day altogether? Wow, you sir (madam?) are hardcore. As a financial blogger, I’m required to write […]

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How Much Does Money Really Matter?

November 26, 2013
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I’ve been having an off week week over here lately… Every time I sit down to write about money, I keep thinking about my friend who’s currently in the hospital right now waiting on a heart transplant. At only 13. We visited him last weekend, and still can’t get over the fact he was perfectly healthy just a matter of months before and now his […]

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The Device That Could Replace ALL Your Credit Cards?

November 25, 2013
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There’s been an interesting little gadget floating around the interwebs these days – called Coin – and at first I was pretty blown away by it too: It’s an all-in-one credit card holder for all your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. As Coin’s website puts it: Instead of carrying several cards, you carry one Coin. It’s sleek, it’s *new*, […]

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Wallet Crashing #3: Mr. Money Mustache

November 22, 2013
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Welcome to another rousing game of Wallet Crashing! Where we snag as-close-as-celebrities as my nerdy clout allows, and then showcase the contents of their sexy little wallets ;) And this time we actually *have* a wallet to show too! Woohoo! No more money clips or tote bags for a hot minute. And today we hear (see?) from none other than the extreme retirement/blogger extraordinaire himself, […]

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How I Saved Money Getting Married in Las Vegas

November 21, 2013
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[Guest author today, Andy Prescott, from ArtofBeingCheap.com. Who certainly proves it today ;)] Once in a while I hear a statistic about how the average wedding in America costs $25,000 and I cringe. I also read headlines about how to “plan a wedding on a budget,” and I always read them just so I can laugh that the writers think getting married for $5,000 or […]

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The $200 Black Friday Giveaway!

November 20, 2013
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Yesssirrr, got another $200 smackers in cash visa card for y’all! To help you get your Black Friday on next week… I think $200 can get you quite a few presents, yeah? :) This week’s giveaway comes to you from my friends at RetailMeNot – a great coupon site that’s been rockin’ it for years now, way before I even knew what blogging was :) […]

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Winner of Last Week’s Chippmunk Giveaway!

November 20, 2013

So as I’m sitting here working on ANOTHER awesome $200 giveaway for y’all – which you’ll see here in a handful of minutes – it just dawned on me that we never announced the winner of our last one from Chippmunk! I’m so sorry! One of you has, indeed, won, and I shall announce it right this very second… The winner of our last $200 […]

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Proof It’s Possible to Become a Millionaire

November 19, 2013
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Last week we featured a handful of ordinary people who paid off ALL their debt (and by ordinary, of course I mean “EXTRAordinary” ;)), so this week I thought we’d focus on those who have hit the next crazy milestone: Hitting a million dollars of net worth. I’ve always thought it would be fun to interview a few millionaires and pull out all their “secrets” […]

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“So, I’m hiding something from my husband….”

November 18, 2013
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Okay, so my wife has been reading all these baby message boards lately, and usually nothing exciting is ever going on in there. At least to me – a guy – who hasn’t a clue about the female body and all its twists and turns it goes through to produce such amazing little angels in the end. (Now I’m a *master* of the body BEFORE […]

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5 Things I Learned Doing Financial Planning

November 14, 2013
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[Article today by Ben Luthi of The Wealth Gospel] During my last year and a half as a college student, I did an internship with one of the top firms in the financial services industry. And lucky for me, it wasn’t one of those coffee/donut/make copies kind of internships. I actually had my own financial planning practice and did everything the full-time guys did. I […]

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Help a Reader: “How can I maximize my money when I feel like there’s never enough leftover to save?”

November 13, 2013
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I got a pretty common (and in depth) email shot my way this week on something most of us are trying to get better at ourselves – having money left over every month. So I thought it was worth sharing today and getting your take on it as well. My advice to her was pretty much what you’d expect from reading this blog for more […]

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Proof That Getting Out of Debt is VERY Possible

November 12, 2013
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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about debt since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it for most of my life (outside of mortgages, ugh…), BUT, I’m 100% convinced that anyone who truly wants to get out of debt can do it. It may not be tomorrow, or the next year, but it’s VERY much possible to do if you prioritize and hustle […]

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