February 2014

Wallet Crash #5: Tom Corley – Author of Rich Habits

February 28, 2014

We’re baaaaaack!!! Getting our crash on again with super successful people in our finance world. Up this time is my new best friend sorta-kinda friend, and #1 selling author, Tom Corley from RichHabits.net! Yayyy!!!! Crowd goes wild!!! Here’s a quick intro about Tom for those who don’t know of him: At age 9 his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night. […]

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“God will take care of me”

February 27, 2014

[This is an awesome look into the financial life of a pastor friend of mine, Jon, who also blogs over at 2-Copper-Coins.com with his wife, Krista. I think you’ll enjoy this whether you’re Christian or not :)] We are super pumped to be writing here at Budgets are Sexy. We recently joined J Money’s “millionaire club” and are big fans of everything you will find […]

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Book Giveaway: The Eventual Millionaire

February 26, 2014

Got my hands on a sexy new book that just hit the shelves! It’s called, The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup, and it’s written by a cool friend and blogger of mine, Jaime Tardy. In fact, I’ve got TWO of them – which are both for you! [A little known fact about Mrs. Tardy: She knows karate […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Investing

February 25, 2014

As I was cleaning up some shelves yesterday, an old copy of Kiplinger magazine fell to the floor baring the (sexy) mug of Mr. Warren Buffett himself. So naturally I had to flip through it and make sure I didn’t miss any of his nuggets of wisdom the first time around ;) Like, say, this quote of his: “I try to buy stock in businesses […]

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“I’m a Hypocrite”

February 24, 2014

I was having an email exchange with a blog reader here, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this with you guys… Proof that even PROFESSIONALS have a hard time doing the “right” financial stuff! Even though they know it’s important!! There’s a big difference between knowing and DOING, and this conversation is a perfect example of that. I already told y’all of one […]

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Flirty Friday: Beards & Baby Jordans

February 21, 2014

Here’s everything that went on this week, as well as other interesting (?) things on my mind ;) Happy Friday, money lovers!!! Best place my money went to this week: Those baby Air Jordans pictured above! Scored them for only $11 barely used, and now all the baby chickadees will fawn over our handsome little baller ;) (I hear they make you toddle faster too) […]

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Side Hustle #47: Bakery Cake Decorator

February 20, 2014

[Awesome guest writer today, Eunice M., as part of our Side Hustle Series] At the extremely young age of 14, my best friend got her first job helping out at a local bakery for the holidays. Her sister had worked there and got her the job. I’ve always loved money so as soon I heard about it, I wanted in. My first week was right […]

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You Haven’t Forgotten Have You?

February 19, 2014

… About your New Years goals? ;) (Sorry, had to trick you to get you to read this!) We’re almost two months into the year already, and I’m sure it’s getting harder and harder to keep up and/or *remember* your goals still, but you’ve gotta keep going! You loved them a handful of weeks ago and I’m sure nothing’s changed to not need them anymore! […]

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The Number You Need to Retire Safely?

February 18, 2014

There’s a LOT of different advice and theories on this magical “retirement number,” but as we alluded to in yesterday’s post, there’s one that gets passed around quite a bit amongst the early retirement crowd. And to be honest I’m liking it the more I come across it :) It goes like this: You can retire safely when you have 25x your annual expenses invested […]

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What’s Your PF Score?

February 17, 2014

You know how we’re always so concerned about our Credit Score? The dreaded Mr. Fico who goes up and down and all around, playing with our emotions quicker than an episode of The Bachelor? Well, not to worry anymore… There’s a new score in town, folks. It’s called the “PF” Score, and here’s more from the founder: The new score that I’m proposing is called […]

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How Ballers Manage Their Money

February 14, 2014

I recently read that Jay Leno banks ALL of his TV money and only lives on the money from doing comedy. WOW. I got that over at MoneySavingDude.com, who also featured 4 other financially-conscious celebrities in the article (he labeled them as “frugal,” but to me it’s more “smart” than it is frugality. I’m pretty sure they’re not frugal in the sense we think of […]

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How I Plan to Retire at 30

February 13, 2014

[This is a guest post by FI Fighter. Let me know how you guys like this one – I’ve been heavily into this “retire early” stuff lately, and perhaps we’ll make a series out of this :)] Later on this year, I turn 30. That’s right, the dreaded THREE, ZERO… but it’s not what you think. For one, I’m not freaking out and wondering where […]

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6 Years Ago Today…

February 12, 2014

I published my very first blog post. It was an “interview” I did, on… myself. And now here we are 6 years later! ;) A hobby turned business, boyfriend turned husband, and, best of all, husband turned daddy. It’s been a wild ride so far and I have you guys to thank for it. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It’s hard to run a blog […]

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“I Need Money Bad, But I Don’t Want a Roommate. Also, Can I Buy These Lottery Tickets?”

February 11, 2014

That’s a conversation I ran into this morning at our 7-11. While, randomly enough, turning in some of my own lottery tickets! Hah! (I received some as stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas (love that!) and won a whopping $8.00 :)) Let me set the scene for you: The person who spouted this was a male Probably in his 50’s, maybe even 60’s He was a […]

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