January 2016

How to Make Money More Interesting

January 29, 2016
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You know how everyone says that we need more financial education in schools, and if we had that everyone would spend less and save more and live out the rest of their lives happily ever after? Well, I’m not a teacher, but if I were I would change the names of all courses from “how to manage your money” to “How to become a millionaire, […]

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Would You Take a Loan From Your Parents?

January 27, 2016
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Hypothetically, let’s say there’s this guy you know who just dropped $14,000 to get rid of his house so he can be mortgage-free, but due to this his cash reserves took a major hit and his wife is now worried there’s not enough padding for emergencies. And then let’s also suppose that this person’s parents called up and said – “Hey, wanna borrow $14,000 and […]

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Our Podcast is Launching Next Week!

January 26, 2016
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Hey guys! Just a quick shout that our new podcast – M.O.N.E.Y. – is launching next Monday, Feb 1st! It only took us 10 months! Haha… I’ve partnered up with one of my favorite personal finance bloggers (and entrepreneurs!) Paula Pant from AffordAnything.com, and we really think we have a good show for you. Or at least one that will hopefully entertain you :) [UPDATE: […]

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WE SOLD OUR HOUSE! NO MORE MORTGAGES!!

January 25, 2016
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Well, they say it only takes one buyer to want your house, and one buyer did we get! WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, GUYS! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Over a month on the market, over another month for the closing, and then BOOM: docs signed and the biggest financial mistake of our lives officially came to a close! 9 years from not knowing jack about money […]

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What If You Could See *DEBT* Like You Could Snow?

January 22, 2016
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Well, it’s the day of the Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, and if estimates are correct it’ll be one of the biggest storms to hit us since the 1920’s. And unfortunately you can’t have a conversation with anyone without them bringing it up! But do you know what people AREN’T freaking out about left and right? Their debt problems. And it boggles my mind […]

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Wealthy Observations From The Golf Course

January 20, 2016
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I was at a meetup the other day, and after chit-chatting for a bit one of the guys in the group asked me what I did for a living (shocker – when does that NOT ever come up in life?). I told him I blog about money online, and not only did he “get it” right away, but his eyes lit up! Turns out he […]

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The World Record For Most Credit Cards Owned: 1,497!

January 18, 2016
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This is the craziest story you’ll read all week: Man Has 1,497 Credit Cards via ABC News 1,497! Can you imagine? With a credit line totaling $1.7 MILLION too. Just insane. And he keeps adding to it… In fact, he literally holds the Guinness World Record for owning the most (valid) cards out of anyone! A bet that started over four decades ago that never […]

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How to Make $25-50/hr as a Freelance Bartender!

January 15, 2016
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When I was 22, I made a list of three things I really liked to see if I could build a career off any. The first was girls, which was crossed off for obvious reasons, the second was traveling the world (which was the path I ended up going for when I took a job working for an airline!), and the third was beer. I’d […]

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How To Get Rich, According to Mark Cuban

January 13, 2016
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In 2008, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban wrote a post on how to get rich. In 2011, this same billionaire re-posted it again as the economy continued to go south. That same year Business Insider syndicated it, a handful of other major media ran with it, and then the highly regarded financial outlet, Budgets Are Sexy, smartly covered it too ;) As I sit here in […]

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7 (Awesome) Perks Money Buys You

January 11, 2016
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You might be surprised to hear this, but I did not win the $900 million jackpot on Saturday (now up to $1.3 BILLION btw – wow). I have, however, won earned almost half a million over the course of my lifetime, and with it comes a number of perks similar to that of winning the lottery :) Here’s a handful of them, for all those […]

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10 Things I Wouldn’t Do If I Won The $900+ Million Powerball Jackpot

January 8, 2016
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You probably know this already, but the Powerball jackpot is now the largest it’s ever been IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD: $700,000,000 $900,000,000+!!! O-M-G! (Update: went up $200,000 in two days!) And of course people are going bonkers. And I’m not going to lie – as someone who used to enjoy this sick form of entertainment every week, I am too :) It’s not […]

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YNAB Review: “YNAB Completely Changed Our Financial Life”

January 6, 2016
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Hey guys! I am SO excited to share this article with y’all today because I haven’t done a good job writing about YNAB myself (You Need A Budget) and that’s just crazy cuz this is a budgeting site!! And I love what they’re doing over there! So please welcome my boy Vic from DadIsCheap.com today who shares his story on how it’s completely changed his […]

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End of Year Net Worth Update: $488,967.81

January 4, 2016
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Happppppppy New Year, everyone! Can you believe it’s already JANUARY??? Of 2016??? Wow. I remember when we were going into 2000 and everyone was freaking out about technology exploding all over the place – hah. Good thing the internet is still here :) Well, we didn’t reach our glorious goal of becoming a half-millionaire this year, but we did end up roughly $20k higher than […]

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Where’s Your Ferrari?

January 1, 2016
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A great reminder to start the year off right ;) Courtesy of The Motley Fool: There’s an old story about a guy taking a smoke break with his non-smoking colleague. “How long have you been smoking for?” the colleague asks. “Thirty years,” says the smoker. “Thirty years!” marvels the co-worker. “That costs so much money. At a pack a day, you’re spending $1,900 a year. […]

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