February 2015

What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015
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[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site HustlingIsSexy.com ;) But what I lack in budgeting posts, my man Dan Miller more than makes up for today with his own sharing of budgetary skills. If that guy can do it WITH 6 KIDS we should all be able to […]

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New Game: “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!”

February 25, 2015
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Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is?? Never gets old… :) It’s also the day we play a new game called, “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!” Woop woop! Right after, “My biggest expense costs me WHAT now?” But first, let’s backtrack… Last week I asked all the smart readers of this blog to download a new phone app so […]

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Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

February 23, 2015
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[Hey guys! So I’ve been trying to get y’all a personal review of Personal Capital for ages ‘cuz they’re bad ass, but after finding out one of my friends lives and breathes by them almost daily, I thought you’d get a much better picture of how awesome they are from him so I asked him to write this Personal Capital review. And considering he recently retired […]

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My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
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After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we’re starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We’re starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how – exactly – he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

February 13, 2015
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As of today, I’ve been blogging for exactly 20% of my life. TWENTY PERCENT. That’s more than any years spent in early education, high school, college, at any job I’ve ever had before, any hobby I’ve ever enjoyed, pets I’ve kept around, and even longer than my marriage by a mere 3 months (fun fact*: I blogged while up on the altar!). It’s safe to […]

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Digit Savings – One Month Later

February 11, 2015
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A little over a month ago I raved about a new company on the scene that promises to save you money without lifting a finger. It was called Digit, and I got hooked as fast as I did after my first sip of beer. (Actually, that’s a lie – beer tastes like CRAP the first time you drink it! I was hooked after… I downed […]

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Challenge Savings Month #5: $2,954.14 [+$900]

February 9, 2015
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Well that’s been a fast 5 months! Just the other day it seems like I was bitching about my $170 cell phone (and cable!) bills, thinking I’d do exactly what I always do about it over the years – nothing ;) But for whatever reason J. Money 2.0 stepped up to the plate, and here we are with almost $3,000 in the bank that didn’t […]

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A Great Way to Cash In Your Unused Gift Cards [+ $100 Giveaway!]

February 6, 2015
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Happy Friday :) If you logged onto this site this morning wishing for a place to sell your unwanted gift cards and to be entered to win two $50 cards you’ll actually love, then your wish has come true! And you should go and play the lottery next! I got a note from my new friends over at GiftCardRescue.com asking to pass on the word about […]

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Net Worth Update: $462,741.66 (Down $7k)

February 4, 2015
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It’s the best time of the month again! Even though I “lost” $7,000, haha… (I say “lost” because most of it was in stocks which we all know we won’t be touching for many years to come so the day-to-day/month-to-month doesn’t really matter. What does is the day(s) we cash out! ;)). Even when it’s going down down down into a burning ring of fire, […]

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My Biggest Guilty Pleasure I Spend on Is ______?

February 2, 2015
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If someone were to ask you the one thing you spend a lot of money on that you probably shouldn’t, you’d know the answer right? It would take you approximately 2.3 seconds to come up with? Well, apparently for me it takes about 23 minutes. I was recently asked this question on an upcoming podcast* that’ll be dropping soon, and I literally had NO answer […]

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