April 2015

20+ Triggers to Hack Your Life & Money

April 29, 2015
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One year ago I picked up a large, 8 cup, water bottle to help force me to drink more water, and after staring at it day in and day out I’m proud to say I’m still going strong and hydrating my body :) It’s rare stuff like this sticks, but according to my psychology loving friend James Clear, this is the power of “physical triggers.” […]

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“What The Hell Is a Wishing Well?”

April 27, 2015
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If you ever had to attend a wedding or any of the parties that surround it, you’re going to appreciate this email. If you’re the couple who’s referenced here, you’re probably not :) I want your comments/tips/thoughts afterwards! Hi there, I have a question for you. I have an engagement party this weekend. On the lovely commercially printed invite are the words “wishing well optional.” […]

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This Week in Money, Apps, and Sexy New $$ Books

April 24, 2015
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Poor people spend their money, and invest what’s left. Rich people invest their money, and spend what’s left. – Jim Rohn Something tells me we have more rich people reading this today than poor people, am I right? Right? Right??? (In the voice of Ned Ryerson from Ground Hogs Day ;) “Watch out for that first step, it’s a dooz-ey!”) A big week for us here […]

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Being Happy = Being Happy

April 22, 2015
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Yesterday I found my biggest score yet on a single walk: 16 whole cents! Six pennies and one dime, just littered on the ground as if money fell from trees (maybe they did fall from a tree? :)). I was so excited that I not only rushed home to exclaim my exuberance to the wife (she didn’t care), but to also hit up Instagram and […]

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What I’ve Learned About Money Over 60+ Years

April 20, 2015
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Two of my favorite things about finance blogs are real numbers and real stories. And today we’re going to share a jam packed mixture of both :) This note you’re about to read was sent over by a new reader of this site who’s gone through an array of ups and downs throughout her lifetime, and was kind enough to let me publish this. She’s […]

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Me Gusta Mucho Dinero!

April 17, 2015
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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison #BAM. Tell ’em Thomas! I’m pretty sure he’d approve of our Side Hustle Series, would you agree? Of which, btw, I’ll have a new one to share with y’all shortly – should be a juicy one! Lots of interesting/fun/annoying stuff going down this week, so let’s […]

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What I’m Doing With All My “Challenge” Savings

April 15, 2015
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If you can believe it, we’re now into month #8 of our 12 month experiment already! And so far we’ve saved a sexy $3,843.70 pretty much out of thin air. Here’s a snapshot of my account: Some of it took more work (hustling on Craigslist) while others didn’t at all (making a few phone calls), but the moral of the story is quite clear by […]

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Entrepreneur Tips From a 9 y/o

April 13, 2015
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If you woke up this morning needing some side hustle motivation, you came to the right spot. I was forwarded this incredible story last week about a kid and his arcade made solely out of cardboard and tape, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since. Which means it’s something that probably needs to get stuck in your mind too […]

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Last Week Today: Coffee, Money, Hustling, Music

April 10, 2015
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Good morning my fiscal friends! How art thee and thine’s money this week? Art thou happy and glee? My friend Lil’ Kim certainly is ;) You might remember her as my very 1st money coaching client and she’s still working hard to reach FIGMY$HIT status. Lately she’s taken a renewed interest in starting her own photography/art business up again so I’ve been giving her some […]

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Freedom > Money > Stuff

April 8, 2015
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Print this off and put it in your wallet this week: Freedom > Money > Stuff FREEDOM = Being able to do whatever the hell you want, whenever the hell you want. And it’s what happens when you’ve got your $$$ on lock and the system in place where you can actually *not need* to think about money anymore. It’s all working behind the scenes […]

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Net Worth Update: $477,624.11 [ -$3k, Womp Womp]

April 6, 2015
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What up what up $$ lovers! You been tracking your net worth over there like good little boys and girls? You know it’s the best way to measure how well you’re doing financially right? Whether you’re paying off debts or saving or investing or building a mini hustle empire? Well if you don’t, now you do. And don’t make me reach through the screen and […]

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This Week in Money, Business and Overall Bad-Assery

April 3, 2015
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Hey guys! I’m thinking of doing a new series here where I share a bunch of cool/random/interesting stuff that goes down in my world every week, and wanna know if you find it helpful. It’ll be mostly $$$ related stuff of course, but I’ll also include personal and blog/business items as well. Let’s try it now and see how it goes, eh? :) ******************************** Best […]

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The One-Page Financial Plan [New $$ Book & Giveaway]

April 1, 2015
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There’s a new finance book out called “The One-Page Financial Plan” by Carl Richards, and I was pleased to see three copies of it sitting in my P.O. Box when I checked it this week. (Shout out to Penguin Random House and the XY Planning Network! Y’all rock!) If that name Carl Richards sounds familiar, it may be because you’ve read his first book, The Behavior […]

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