November 2015

The Last Day My Mom Will Ever Work :)

November 30, 2015
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Six months ago my mother got a notice from her work that they’re offering early retirement packages. She’d always just assumed she’d retire at 65 since that’s when people retire, but out of curiosity she ran it by her financial adviser who told her she could have retired a while ago and to start reading more financial blogs ;) The next day she put in […]

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A Great Way to Think About Paying Off Debt!

November 27, 2015
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Sandy left this on our how to spend less and save more article last week, and thought it was a brilliant way to stay motivated paying off your debt. Specifically with mortgage debt. Check it out: I remember every time I wrote that check and put it in the mail, I would wait for it to post to my account and I would imagine that […]

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Don’t Be Like Patty The Milkmaid

November 25, 2015
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A fun little ditty by Mr. Aesop today: Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to […]

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Do Things When You’re In The Mood!

November 23, 2015
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First, let’s start with things you *shouldn’t* do when you’re in the mood: Bitch out your boss Get a tattoo when drunk Go grocery shopping when starving Text naughty pictures of yourself to your ex Text naughty pictures to your boss at the grocery store while drunk and starving! Now that we’ve covered that (you’re welcome), here’s what to do when you’re in the mood […]

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Working For Money vs. Money Working For You

November 20, 2015
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You know how people say that you should always have your money working for you rather than you working for your money? I.e. passive income? Here’s what that means in the real world :) When I was a kid I’d spend one hour mowing a lawn and earn $10 When I was a teen I’d spend all weekend at a restaurant to earn $50 When […]

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Looking For a New/Better Bank? Check out Simple.

November 18, 2015
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[Hey Guys! I’m excited to share this awesome review today of Simple bank from my friend Will Parker who’s obsessed with them as much as I am with USAA ;) And is the only reason I don’t have an account with them myself! If Simple sounds familiar, it’s because they’re really starting to blow up (ask your hipster friend about them – hah), and they’re […]

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#Ridiculous

November 17, 2015
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A list of all the shopping “holidays”… ugh. #Ridiculous was last modified: November 17th, 2015 by J. Money

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Do You Tip on Carry Out?

November 16, 2015
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For the second time in a row, I accidentally tipped on carry out. The first time was two months ago when I originally meant to ask you guys about this (oops), and the second time happened over the weekend. Both at the same spot, and both times by habit because I saw that damn tip line on the receipt! (I swear companies put this there […]

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“I know I should stop spending and start saving, but why don’t I?”

November 13, 2015
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This is one of the most common problems people have – how to start doing something they KNOW they should be doing but for whatever reason they’re not. After all, it’s not like this stuff is rocket science. You already know what to do: you just spend less, save and invest the rest, don’t go into debt and live happily ever after, right? :) SO […]

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The Gateway Drug to Extreme Savings

November 11, 2015
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If there’s one thing us $$$ bloggers love more than money, it’s the chase of the money. And during this chase we like to get into quite a bit of shenanigans, which according to the outside world seem pretty ridiculous :) We do things such as: Cutting our cable Selling all our crap Going on No Spend months Moving into tiny homes, trailers, yurts Striving […]

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How We Saved $1 Million Dollars and Became Financial Independent at 30

November 9, 2015
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[Welcome special guests Amanda and Travis today! The team behind Freedom With Bruno, one of my new favorite blogs on early retirement. I asked them to share their story with us, and here it is! I hope it motivates you!!] Hi everyone! We’re a young couple in our early thirties and we just saved up $1,000,000, quit our jobs, and began our journey of financial […]

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Do 1 Thing This Weekend to Better Your Money

November 6, 2015
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Hi guys! I want to challenge y’all this weekend to do just *one* thing to better your money, or the wallets of those around you. We talk a lot about theory and strategies and a whole mess of other financial goodness here, but at the end of the day it’s kinda pointless without *taking action*. So today I want you to commit to doing just […]

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What Is True Success?

November 4, 2015
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When I was a kid, I thought I was THE MAN if I could tie my own shoes. In high school, I thought I was The Man if I could get a rad and beautiful girlfriend. (And in California, being “rad” was where it was at, let me tell you ;)) In college, it was the highest GPA – and more importantly the person who […]

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New Net Worth: $495,297.66 (+$34k! Redemption!)

November 2, 2015
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Happy November y’all! Have a fun Halloween? Anything juicy go down? We hit up a wedding on Saturday which was kinda neat, though it wasn’t a dress up one (booooo) so I just painted my nails black instead to have some fun :) And they had a pretty sweet candy bar too which was fantastic! But wow – WHAT A RALLY this month, guys! This […]

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