February 2016

The 100 Things List

February 29, 2016
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I don’t know what about this article got me to whip out a notebook and start jotting down all my dreams, but it did and I’m hoping it gets you to do the same :) It’s titled “How To Invest In Yourself ” and was written by a dude named Jon Westenberg who I now really REALLY want to share a beer with. In a […]

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Would You Rather… Cash vs Debt Edition

February 26, 2016
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Happy Friday y’all! As you know, I’m a big believer that knowing your personality plays a HUGE role in how you manage your finances – for the better or the worse. It’s no secret that I personally choose paths that excite me more than other, possibly “smarter,” financial routes, but I also know myself well enough that if I can’t stay motivated then none of […]

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Why I’m Crushing on Credit Karma (And My Challenge To You)

February 24, 2016
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What up finance nerds! Who’s ready to get into some credit score action today? Who wants to try and dethrone me off the highest score I’ve ever received in my life? :) I hope it’s you. I won’t get into the 101 reasons why it’s important to know your score and what goes into it all, but please believe me when I say it’s an […]

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Why Taking a Sabbatical Was The Best Money I Ever Spent

February 22, 2016
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[Hi guys! Have a great article today by special guest, Lisa Hoashi – fellow blogger, adventurer, and now awesome life coach. If you’re looking for new ways to take control of your life, this could be one of them! Hope it inspires you!] The scariest part of taking a sabbatical was, of course, about money. I know I’m not alone in this because I regularly […]

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Are You Ever #FrugalByAccident?

February 19, 2016
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If you save money by accident, does it still count? I was at a meet-up the other day for entrepreneurs, and upon plopping down my laptop and plugging my mouse into it, I immediately felt a pat on my back and hearty chuckle. “Dude – what is this, 1998?” – a friend blurted out. “Hah, I know – it’s weird using a mouse w/ my […]

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Finally – The Magic Number You Need to Retire!!

February 17, 2016
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I almost vomited a little in my mouth, but that headline needed to be written. How many times have you heard that you need $X million in the bank in order to retire safely? Or that you can’t even think about retiring until you’re XX years old? Now how many times have you then thought about punching yourself in the face because trying to save […]

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8 Fails Over 8 Years of Blogging

February 15, 2016
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8 years ago almost exactly, I wrote my very first article on this site and thought I was hilarious: Interview: Me on Me. In this landmark article I tackled important questions like “Are budgets actually sexy?” and the poignant “Who is J. Money?” To which was answered: “That is I. You can guess what the J. stands for, but I usually answer to all of […]

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Would You Go to Jail For a Year For a Million Dollars?

February 12, 2016
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Have a GREAT imaginary proposal for y’all today ;) I was talking to an old friend last night about all the random hustles he’s done over the years (eBay flipping, acting, design work) when out of the blue he told me he was once asked if he wanted to be a part of a heist. “A heist??” I blurted out. “As in, robbing a bank? […]

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How I Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

February 10, 2016
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What’s up, y’all! Stumbled across this old interview I did a few years ago for SideGigStartup.com on how I became an entrepreneur/blogger full-time, and thought it had a lot of good financial and career nuggets in it that you might like. It’s also a great overview of my story in general for those new to the site, and it’s even in bite-sized A.D.D. chunks too! […]

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More Inductions To The Saving Hacks Hall of Fame!

February 8, 2016
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When I was a kid, I used to sneak in double cheeseburgers off the dollar menu for snacks every time I hit up the movie theater. My friends would laugh at me, but my wallet wouldn’t when it saw them drop $20 for tub of popcorn and $30 for a bag of skittles. I also used to call my parents collect from payphones whenever I […]

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This Just In: Credit Card Debt is the Most Embarrassing Kind of Debt There Is

February 5, 2016
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I know what you’re thinking right now, “Credit card debt??? I had no idea! I thought medical debt – or at least student loans – would be the most embarrassing? I mean, who likes telling people they went to college??” I’m sorry to say though, friends, it’s true… A whole poll was commissioned on it and everything, and we now know for certain that people […]

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Net Worth Nightmare: $437,562.07 (-$51,405.74)

February 3, 2016
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Well that’s a new milestone! $50,000 drop in one month – the biggest on the books since recording these 8 years ago. Egads! What will we ever do???! Answer: Keep doing what we’re doing and not get phased ;) It definitely sucks on paper and looks like a complete $hit show if this is the very first time you’re seeing me present one of these […]

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Introducing Our New Podcast: M.O.N.E.Y.

February 1, 2016
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Guys! Our new podcast has finally launched!! Will you check it out and let us know what you think pleeeeease?? And if you love it leave us a review? We’re so SO excited to bring it to you! iTunes Page –> M.O.N.E.Y. HUGE thanks to my co-host Paula Pant and our sound engineer, Steve Stewart, for pushing me/us to get this thing done and into […]

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