March 2015

4 Memories That Impacted My Finances the Most

March 30, 2015
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One of the beauties of running Rockstar Finance is that I get to see a ton of cool ways to talk about money that doesn’t sound like the same thing over and over again, even though it is ;) Unfortunately that also means I have to sift through hundreds of articles every day that DO actually sound the same (the point of Rockstar is to […]

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How to Eat on Less Than $1.00/meal

March 27, 2015
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Welcome to part II of the Food Budget Battle! If you missed our last post, a reader of this site – Braden – called malarkey on our blogger friend, Dan Miller, that there’s no way in God’s name you can eat meals for under a dollar (175+ comments so far!). Being the gentlemanly guy that I am, of course, I had to allow Mr. Miller […]

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How in GOD’s NAME do you spend so little on food??

March 25, 2015
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I am DYING over here friends… Dying. Just received one of the feistiest emails ever on food budgeting and can’t stop laughing at this guy. He’s on a mission and needs our help to get to the bottom of it! ;) How do people eat on only $1.00 a meal?? What’s a fat man (his words) to do?? Review this at your leisure and then […]

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The 15 Minute Trick to Getting Stuff Done

March 23, 2015
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There’s a beautiful line in the movie We Bought A Zoo that goes like this: You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it. I’ve watched a lot of movies in my lifetime (and many featuring Matt Damon – I blame my wife!), but […]

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40+ Financial Acronyms – Which Are You?

March 20, 2015
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I got a good laugh the other day when a friend of mine shot me the following article that was too easy to click (thanks Trinnie!): Here is your dumb new acronym for moneyed millennials: HENRYs If you resisted checking it out right now, a HENRY is someone who’s “High Earning, Not Rich Yet.” I.E. a good problem to have. Unless you’re not rich yet […]

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Acorns Review: Rounding Up Change + Investing It = Acorns App!

March 18, 2015
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What up money moguls! Got a new company to share with y’all today, and it’s giving my Digit a run for its money ;) It’s called Acorns, and it’s an app that rounds up your transactions to the nearest $1.00 and drops your spare change into investments. It’s all automatic, and it’s all awesome! (And yes, if this sounds familiar it’s quite similar to Bank […]

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I’d Rather Be Young

March 16, 2015
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I’ve caught myself thinking something satisfying lately every time I see someone older than me with something I badly desire (paid off house, killer career, the life of retirement). And that is: “I’d rather be young” It’s kinda mean, but I can’t tell you how much it pipes down my jealousy! We’re all gonna get old at some point, of course – no way around […]

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Are You a Chronic Underearner?

March 13, 2015
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Hey guys! Got an interesting email this morning from a new reader of the site: “Hello J. Money – My name is Zack* and I am a chronic Under Earner. I am using a 12 step Recovery program to learn to value myself, my time and money. Regards.” I couldn’t tell if he was being serious or not, haha, but I thought it was pretty […]

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Experiment Updates: Challenge $$$, Digit, Shopping Ban!

March 11, 2015
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So it seems I have approximately a kajillion experiments/challenges/habits going on right now, so rather than spam you with a dozen new “update” posts this week, I thought we’d condense them all into one sexy one here so you continue to learn and love me :) (You do love me right?? No? Whyyyyyyyyy????) And keep in mind that’s really the reason for me sharing this […]

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When was the last time you checked your Credit Score?

March 9, 2015
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Up until today, it was 1 year and 10 months for me. But then I logged into USAA as I usually do most mornings (a habit any true $$ nerd would enjoy), and I was met out of the blue with this: Woah!!! A free credit score just for me???  Is mine really 821?? Who? What? Where? When? (If you’re wondering – yes, we do […]

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Are You a Rich Bitch? [New Book + Giveaway]

March 6, 2015
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If you’re offended by the word “bitch,” I highly suggest averting your eyes right now and finding something better in my archives :) But for once, using naughty words is out of my control – it’s in the title of a new (feisty) financial book out! “Rich Bitch” by Nicole Lapin I first came across Nicole on Twitter when we randomly started chatting about money, […]

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My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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Net Worth Update: $480,609.75 [Up $17k]

March 2, 2015
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Another month, another net worth update! :) Where we break our 2 month losing streak – woo! And actually hit an all-time record of $480,000  – the highest it’s ever been! Even with losing cash every month, talk about the power of compounding and investing… And get this – when I updated my Early Retirement spreadsheet (which is a perfect time to do so btw) […]

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