June 2015

Secret Savings, Accounts, and Debt – Oh My!

June 29, 2015
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Morning my fiscally sexy peoples! Got forwarded some pretty wild research dug up by the folks at Haven Life recently, and thought we’d break it all down here and spit some truth. Both literally and figuratively – I chopped up the infographic! :) Y’all know my stance on this stuff already (A.G.B.T.T.Y.L.A.M baby! Always Gotta Be Talking To Your Lover About $$$!) but it’s a […]

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I’ve Got My Mind on My Money & My Money on My Mind

June 26, 2015
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“Where are my suitcases of cash?” – my wife on graduation day What up, y’all! I’m back! A day in Suckville, well, sucked, but fortunately a dose of fresh air and wondering the real world helped shake me out of it. Did you know there are places called “libraries” where you can get these “printed books” to read? For FREE?? Amazing! ;) Here are some […]

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Sometimes I Just Don’t Care.

June 24, 2015
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Sometimes I just don’t care about money. Or about career, hustling, blogging, early retirement, investing, saving or anything else we talk about here on this blog. And on these days it’s very, very, hard for me to sit down and write to you about it. So today I’m not. Instead, I’m going to tell you what I do on days like this. And that is: […]

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Take a Spin on the Wealthometer!

June 22, 2015
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I got this email from a friend, so of course I had to check it out  :) There’s no real point in comparing your own wealth to someone else’s, but of course it’s a fun way to waste a few minutes on a Monday :) And who knows – maybe you’ll get a boost of confidence from it? We’re usually a lot more well off […]

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The Things That Last Forever

June 19, 2015
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A couple months ago we talked about how debt is not forever if you don’t want it to be (but act now – supplies are limited!), and that when you’re in this phase of deep do-do to remember just that: it’s a phase. And another, hopefully better one, is right around the corner. But something else that’s always around the corner are those things in […]

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Challenge Savings Month #9: $4,485.22

June 17, 2015
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What up, y’all! The Challenge Everything Mission continues! Banking $387.83 more to the pile this month and making our total balance now $4,485.22 after just 9 months… A few months more and we’ll reach our goal of hitting the amount needed to max out an IRA – woo! For barely that much effort too… And another side effect? Less STUFF in our house, and our […]

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Smart401k: A Service That Better Helps You Invest Your 401(k) Money

June 15, 2015
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Hey guys! Came across a new tool I think some of y’all will like :) You know when your HR department gives you a list of funds to choose from for your 401(k) (or 403(b), TSP, 457, etc), but you never know what to invest in? Or how much or what %? This service I just came across will tell you what to do based […]

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LaBeouf, Reality Shows, and The First Ever Credit Card

June 12, 2015
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“If you want to be broke, do broke people stuff. If you want to be rich, do rich people stuff.” – Chris Peach Gooooooood morning my fiscally conscious friends! How’s your money saving, investing, clearing away debts this week? Anyone kill any credit cards or student loans? We had a major weight lifted off our shoulders this week when we found out our tenants are […]

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Financial Domination: a Fetish My Wallet Opts Out Of!

June 10, 2015
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It’s funny to go from writing about my mother to financial fetishes, but I couldn’t help pass this one up. (Hope you’re not reading anymore, mom!) Did you know there was something out there called Financial Domination?? I didn’t, until this guy emailed me about it and I almost spit out my coffee. Here’s what he wrote: I notice that you’ve previously featured x-rated jobs […]

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Interview w/ My Mom Who Just Found Out She Can Retire Anytime She Wants :)

June 8, 2015
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My Mom: “We just met with our financial planner and she says we can retire whenever we want.” Me: “What??? Seriously? Are you going to do it?” My Mom: “I think so! I’m tired of working.” Me: “Can I interview you for my blog? This is awesome.” My Mom: “I’d love to be famous!” That’s how a chat went down with my mother recently :) […]

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What’s Your Financial Personality? [Quiz]

June 5, 2015
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We’re gonna take a break from the weekly roundups today and do something else fun instead. A FINANCIAL PERSONALITY QUIZ – woo! (You know you nerds love ’em ;)) This one’s brought to us by the guys over at Payoff.com, and it’ll literally take you about 30-40 seconds to run through (though you do have to give your email at the end to get your […]

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Just Do You.

June 3, 2015
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You know those times when people look down at you for something? Or think you’re a complete and utter whack job? Or stare at you as if you’re going to murder their children just because your hair stands tall in spikes? ;) Well, to those people we say: I’m gonna do me and you can suck it. Nike may have popularized Just Do It, but […]

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Net Worth Update: $487,648.94 [Up $8,000]

June 1, 2015
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Welcome to June, y’all! How was your weekend? Get into anything fun? We decided to go on a whimsical “let’s just drive somewhere for the day and see where we end up” adventure to celebrate my wife and I’s 7 year anniversary. It was awesome! And reminds us again how much more we prefer experiences over “stuff” – which is why we rarely buy each […]

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