December 2015

My Top 10 *Favorite* Blog Posts of 2015

December 30, 2015
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What up, what up! I hope you really like my site because I’m about to drop another Top 10 list at your feet today ;) But at least it’s not the Worst Posts of 2015! That would keep you busy until at least the start of 2017 – hah. Unlike the last list of the most popular articles from the year based on page views, […]

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The Top 10 Most Popular Articles From 2015

December 28, 2015
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Hey guys! How was your Christmas? Did Santa come to visit, or were you a naughty little budgeter this year? ;) Not sure how many of you are back to the grind today, but thought I’d dig into our analytics and pull out the top 10 most popular articles from the blog this year to help keep you entertained throughout the day. I hear that […]

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The Other Letter

December 25, 2015
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Merry Christmas, y’all! I wasn’t going to post up anything today, but man… this video. Freakin’ tearing up over here! If you’re a parent yourself or lover of wee ones, please watch this when you’re free (2 mins long). So so beautiful: [Click here to watch if you can’t see] Now back to paying attention to those little guys!! HO HO HO! :) The Other […]

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The Night Before Fintech Christmas

December 23, 2015
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A beautiful poem for all financial nerds out there :) By the folks at CSTMR – a financial tech marketing firm who can market my one-day-company any time after coming up with this gem – hah! “The Night Before Fintech Christmas” Twas the night before Christmas, And money was flowing to Big Finance and Big Banks With no sign of slowing Fees and surcharges Were […]

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My To-Don’t List

December 21, 2015
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One of my favorite blogs recently talked about the idea of a To-Don’t List and why it’s just as important to consider – if not more – as a To-Do List. Here’s why: A to-don’t list is a list that includes things you should never do because they are either time wasters, bad habits or things that hold you back from having a happy and […]

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Did You Achieve Your Goals for 2015?

December 18, 2015
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Got this email from a reader and thought I’d comply :) Thought I’d make a possible suggestion for a blog. Maybe ask people if they achieved their goals for 2015. Last January we made 3 resolutions: pay down our mortgage balance to below $100,000 loose weight/eat healthier food save more $$$ So, we achieved 2 goals: Lost 42 pounds & am back to my high […]

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A New Christmas Gift Rule In Our Household

December 16, 2015
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You know what’s crazy? That Christmas is next FRIDAY!! 9 days away! You know what’s not crazy? That I haven’t picked up a single gift yet ;) And not just because I wait every year until Xmas Eve to do my shopping (typical guy – hah). For the first time EVER, our family isn’t giving gifts to each other! Only to the kids – woo! […]

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What I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Self-Employment

December 14, 2015
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5 years ago almost exactly I got laid off and officially became a full-time blogger. I remember it like it was yesterday because things like that completely change your life. It also completely changes your mindset, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the ways the old me thought about life/money/business vs. the current me :) You know, cuz I’m so […]

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“I’ve made $32,000 pet sitting so far this year!”

December 11, 2015
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[Welcome to gig #63 in our side hustle series! If you love animals and making money, you’ll REALLY love making money while PLAYING with animals :) And Crystal here will show you how as an official Animal Poop Professional (aka Pet Sitter). Take it away, C!] ********************** Hi guys, I’m a professional pet sitter. Specifically, I drive to my clients’ homes and take care of […]

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Millennials Don’t Want to Be Millionaires?

December 9, 2015
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Saw a press release release this morning and almost spit out my coffee: “2/3 of Millennials Don’t Want to Be Millionaires” Come on! I call shenanigans… Have you ever met anyone who didn’t want to be a millionaire? Millennial or not? Of course I had to open up the email and investigate further (way to go PR team!). Here was the actual findings of the […]

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6 Areas of Finance I Hate Dealing With

December 7, 2015
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You might think I love everything about money as a finance blogger, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it as you’d be wrong :) (Though I do know of a house for sale if you end up losing it!) Today I thought I’d share some of the areas I hate just to let you know you’re not alone. It doesn’t mean I don’t pay […]

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Can You Pass This [Global] Financial Literacy Test?

December 4, 2015
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Happy Friday! Came across another financial literacy test and of course had to take it ;) This one comes from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services’ Global Financial Literacy Survey which I caught off Bloomberg.com because I’m reading fancy pants news sites now (hah – not really, I only go there if my favorite newsletters send me :)) Here’s the test – see how you do! […]

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Net Worth Update: $493,424.80 (-$2,000)

December 2, 2015
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Welcome to December! How’d ya’ll fair last month? Money go up? Down? All around? Looks like we took a hit in the ol’ cash department but nothing too sexy outside of that. Not that losing cash is sexy – hah – but at least it was our own doing vs being a surprise :) You don’t often get too many good surprises with money, do […]

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