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June 2014

Challenge Everything

June 30, 2014
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For 6 years now I’ve been blogging about everything from debt, to budgeting, to saving, investing, home ownership, you name it. And over these years I’ve come to a few conclusions regarding money, one of which being that earning more is the fastest way to growing your wealth. This is why I sling side hustles left and right, and why I probably work way more […]

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Franken-Caddy: The Car That Keeps Making Money!

June 27, 2014
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As some of y’all might remember, two weeks ago someone slammed into my (parked) car causing some pretty nasty damage and rendering my Caddy non-street legal for the 2nd time in 12 months. It was a pretty whacky story to say the least, but in a nutshell it came out of nowhere and I was scared I would finally lose my beloved car once and […]

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Physical Triggers

June 25, 2014
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A couple of weekends ago I was at a barbeque and saw a friend lugging around this huge-ass bottle of water. I jokingly asked him why he had brought that from home since he knew there would be plenty of drinks at the party, and he told me he was on a mission to drink 8 cups a day, and that that silly water bottle […]

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My New [Lazy] One-Fund Investing Strategy

June 23, 2014
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Today’s post may surprise you, scare you, or even enlighten you (maybe all three?), but I’m sharing it with you anyways because that’s what us financial bloggers do. We dish it out exactly how it plays out in our lives, and then we leave it open for every jackal with an internet connection to either praise us or kindly debate what big idiots we are. […]

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Do The Best You Can, Dummy

June 20, 2014
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I’ve been living under a new mantra these days, and as obvious as it’s going to sound, I’m still gonna share it with you anyways ;) Mainly because it’s Friday and I want you to go into the weekend feeling good about yourselves than the opposite. Today’s topic is about accomplishing your goals. Or, rather, not giving up on your goals. Tell me if this […]

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The 5 Biggest Purchases of My Life

June 18, 2014
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Sometimes I like to stare at my investment accounts and watch my dollars work hard for me. Other times, I’m a glutton for punishment and choose to focus on all the places my money runs off to instead. Today I choose the punishment ;) And since I’ve never consciously made a list of the all-time largest expenses of my life, I thought – why not […]

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How To Save Money

June 16, 2014
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I was exchanging war stories with my boy Derek the other day, and at some point he mentioned how he’s always getting asked *how* to save money. And then we both laughed cuz it’s what everyone always wants to know as if there was a secret or something :) There’s not. People just don’t do it! He then told me (sarcastically) that he’s going to […]

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That Time I Got in (Another) Car Accident… And Other Money Musings.

June 13, 2014
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Remember how last year around this time I hit a car that jumped out in front of me? And my car was considered “totaled?” But I took the money and ran (was other driver’s fault) and then two months later I backed into another car? Because I slammed on reverse instead of forward? Those were the days… And now, we add yet another car accident […]

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Net Worth Update: $449,527.32 [+$2,000]

June 11, 2014
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Welcome to another rousing net worth update – that was a fast month! While I wish I had something big and juicy to share with you all today though, I’m afraid May just wasn’t that exciting in terms of finances this go around… In the baby dept, yes (he’s now finally sleeping more and gained over 5 lbs!), but we’ll save all that for BeingAParentIsSexy.com […]

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Want to Stop Spending Money? Get Busy.

June 9, 2014
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Back before I started this blog in ’08, I was your typical bachelor. I bought a lot of stuff I didn’t need but I really wanted, I hung out with friends 24/7 outside of my 9-5 (okay, so that’s not mathematically possible), and I drank like no other on the weekends. Life was good :) My wallet – and health – however, did not agree. […]

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