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April 2014

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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Side Hustle Series #50: Teleprompter Operator

April 10, 2014
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[Welcome to another interesting Side Hustle story! This time around Jessica Moorhouse from MoMoneyMoHouses.com shares her experience working a teleprompter. Something you apparently don't want to mess up on ;)] Something I never thought I’d ever tell people is that I was a teleprompter operator for 3 ½ years.  But it’s true, and honestly it was the best side hustle I’ve ever had! How I […]

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What happens when you think about money too much…

April 9, 2014
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You get a call from a friend saying they owe “bad people” $8,500 And if they don’t get it by the end of the day, “bad stuff” will happen to them So they ask if they can borrow the money from you because they’re broke Only you don’t trust you’ll get it back, so you offer a different alternative instead Which is that you’ll sell […]

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The Measurements of Value

April 8, 2014
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I did something fun and picked up another old-school book to review today :) McMichael’s Appraising Manual by Stanley L. McMichael. 3rd edition circa 1948 – shortly after World War II. Only this time around it wasn’t nearly as fun as last month’s Thrift book we reviewed, unless you’re a diehard real estate fan and/or master appraiser, haha… (I picked it up on impulse thinking […]

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How to Tell if You’re Financially Sexy

April 7, 2014
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It’s no secret that everyone here knows budgeting and proper money management is sexy. As I stated in the creation of this blog over 6 awesome years ago, the calculation doesn’t lie: Budgeting = Confidence = Sexy While proven to be correct, however, it’s been brought to my attention that there’s more to being “financially sexy” than just your management skills. According to my dear […]

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Would You Rather… $1 Billion or 15 years of life?

April 4, 2014

So I know we just did some fun would you rathers the other week, but a friend of mine just shot a new one randomly my way (probably because he was bored at work), and I couldn’t help but share it with y’all. This is the same friend who got duped by that fake $100 bill a while back, haha.. Here’s the question he posed […]

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Is it – Or is it Not – Illegal to Draw on Dollars?

April 3, 2014
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[VERY interesting article by my friend Richard Anthony of MoneyGraffiti.com. IS doodling on dollars truly illegal?? And, does anyone really care? ;)] Since childhood, society has instilled 2 truisms in me: It’s illegal to photograph money. It’s illegal to write/draw on money (i.e. deface it). The History of My Obsession Back in the 1980′s, behind a retail cash register, I was unprepared for the steady […]

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