April 2014

Say Hello to Vanguard’s Newest Member :)

April 30, 2014
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I officially pulled the trigger(s) and moved all my investment accounts to Vanguard.com! I’m pretty excited. I know I should have done it all years ago, as no doubt some of you will remind me of, but just like everything else in life we get to things when it finally becomes a priority :) And I was tired of being lazy and not knowing what […]

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Holy $hit – our baby is coming!

April 28, 2014

So umm… After a quick scare today with our wee one, the doctor feels it’s best we get him outta momma in the morning, even though he wasn’t due until May 11th – yikes. Right now both mom and baby are fine and healthy, but things can change quickly so please pass over any and all thoughts and prayers if you would. I have so […]

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More Tricks to Accomplish Your Goals Faster

April 28, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago we blogged about the power of writing down goals. The response from people was pretty good, but even *better* were some of the other tips and tricks people do to help them reach their goals faster! So rather than keep them buried in the comments for 1/100th of the world to see, I wanted to pimp them out today in […]

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Passive Income After Retirement?

April 25, 2014
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I was goofing off networking on Twitter the other day, and came across this fun 7-question poll by USAA which purportedly gives you “The number you need to retire.“ So obvs. I had to click it. Now, I don’t know if I’m a dummy and filled it out wrong, or if I’m actually the smartest – and soon to be RICHEST! – man in the […]

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Be Proud of Your Emergency Fund!

April 24, 2014
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I can’t remember where I saw it, but someone recently said they “only” had $1,000 in their Emergency Fund. The first thing I thought when I read that was, GREAT!!! Do you know how many people don’t even have a dollar in their emergency funds? Or even know what an e. fund is? A lot. And even scarier is that many of them are living […]

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Our Renters Renewed For Another Year!

April 23, 2014
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The best thing you can hear as a landlord :) At least of course if they are *good* tenants, as my friend Lazy Man was quick to point out when I announced the good news on Twitter. I asked him why he’d even offer his tenants the chance to renew if they sucked so much anyways?, and he said they tried doctoring the contract so […]

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12 Months / 12 Income Streams

April 22, 2014
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I have a friend who goes by Whiskeytrail. He’s been a reader of this blog for years now, and every few months he emails me with interesting experiments he’s trying out. Currently he’s on a mission to land 12 new income streams, one for every month of the year :) Hoping to “change it up some” and learn a ton in the process. I thought […]

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My A-Ha Moment: Accumulation

April 21, 2014
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You might have noticed a bunch of A-Ha moments floating around last week as Shannon rocked her Financial Literacy Awareness project. But in typical J. Money fashion, I missed the boat so I’m blabbering about mine today :) And big shock – it has to do with my 401(k) account. (But I promise not to harp on it as much as I did last week, […]

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QUIZ: How Broke Are You?

April 18, 2014
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Happy Friday, money hoarders! Y’all getting ready for the big Easter weekend? Gonna down lots of food and drink and be merry? I hope so. But before you go to it, make sure to take this quiz my friend Anna found, and then tell all your family members at Easter dinner to do the same. You’ll be the hit of the party ;) Though, I […]

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When Mixing Passion With Hustling Can Fail

April 17, 2014
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[We’ve got a great article today by my boy Zee from Work-to-Not-Work.com. He brings up something good to consider while y’all are out there looking for new side hustles!] Most personal finance sites I read have at least 1 post (or entire sections) about having a side hustle. The reasons behind why you should do this usually falls into “diversify your income streams” or simply, […]

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Sometimes You Gotta Spend Money To Make Money

April 16, 2014
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One of my favorite sayings is “You gotta spend money to make money.” I don’t know why I like it so much considering it’s not always the case, but I guess the times when it is I just really REALLY love it :) Like, say, contributing to your company’s 401(k) plan. You “spend” a percentage of your paycheck every two weeks to better your future, […]

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One-on-One w/ Farnoosh Torabi, Author of the New Book, “When She Makes More” [+ Book Giveaway!]

April 15, 2014
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Hey guys! Welcome to another One-On-One where I interview some of the coolest people I know :) If you missed any of our last ones on Rob Wilson (Aka Hip-Hop’s Financial Advisor) or Extreme Couponer’s Chrystie Vachon, be sure to check them out when you get a chance. Awesome people doing even awesomer things! And now up, my good friend, and published author, Farnoosh Torabi! […]

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Two Kick-Ass Spending Tips

April 14, 2014
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I read an awesome article by my man Zee the other day, and I wanted to share it with y’all as well as another one I use myself it reminded me of. So today you get a 2-for-1 special – it’s your lucky day! (Perhaps you should run out and buy a lottery ticket next? ;)) Kick-ass tip #1… The “Stranger” Test This one comes […]

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It’s Yard Sale Season, Bitch!

April 11, 2014
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That’s what my alarm shouts at me every Saturday morning now to wake my ass up ;) And by “alarm” I mean “my internal bargaineering alarm” since the first rule of The Yard Sale Club is to get out the door early! Followed by the second rule, “Never talk about The Yard Sale club.” Oh wait… All kidding aside, if you want to be the […]

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