March 2016

That Time I Borrowed $14,000… Then Gave it Right Back

March 30, 2016
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For those of you on pins and needles just waiting for an update on that $14,000 Mom & Dad Loan dilemma, (you know who you 3 are), wait no longer… I took it! And then I turned around and gave it right back! Haha… Truth be told, this was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in quite some time, and after two […]

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A Reminder From The Mexican Fisherman

March 28, 2016
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Hope you had a wonderful Easter, guys! I’ve been thinking a lot about life and family and career lately – specifically how all our hustling and money intertwines with it all – and was reminded of that parable of the Mexican Fisherman. You’ve probably heard it before, but always a message well worth repeating. “The Mexican Fisherman” An American businessman was standing at the pier […]

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6 Hot Money Events (and Challenges!) Coming Up

March 25, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been coming across a ton of cool freakin’ events & courses going on in our money world, and thought you’d want to hear about them. (And hopefully participate!) They span all kinds of areas from killing debt, amassing savings, leveling up your biz/hustle, a financial road trip!, and my own personal favorite – a new $$$ book club on the scene :) […]

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“I Used to Be an Anti-Money Anarchist”

March 23, 2016
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Okay guys, got a fun one for you today :) I don’t even know what to make of it all to be honest with you, but I loved reading every second of this and thought you guys might too. It’s an email shot over by a listener of our new podcast – M.O.N.E.Y. – and I find it all kinds of fascinating. Probably because it […]

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Giving Away $500 to Help Pay off Your Student Loans!

March 21, 2016
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What up, debt slayers! It’s a great day to be on this blog if you’re holding any student loans right now :) We’re partnering with my friends over at StudentLoanHero.com and gonna help one of y’all kill off a solid $500 of that nasty debt of yours! And hopefully help the rest of you by sharing a little about what SLH does for people too, […]

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I’ve Made $20,000 Through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

March 18, 2016
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[Got a fresh new hustle to share with y’all today! My man Michael Naab walks us through the world of making extra money using Amazon Mechanical Turk (or mTurk). He makes a couple hundred a week and tells us how it all works. Welcome to Hustle #65 of our Side Hustle Series!] “Make money by taking surveys online” – how many times have you seen […]

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8 Ways to More Minimalist Money

March 16, 2016
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci The other day I got a note from one of my favorite minimalist bloggers out there – J. Becker from Becoming Minimalist. I was hoping it was a request to grab lunch or a beer, but it turned out to be the next best thing – an intro to a reporter looking for local minimalists to […]

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How Do You Compare to This “State of Spending” Report?

March 14, 2016
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Hey guys, welcome to a fresh week of saving money! Personal Capital just came out with their inaugural “State of Spending” report, and thought it would be fun to highlight some of their findings and see where we compare :) Because who doesn’t like doing that, right? For those not familiar with Personal Capital, they’re a FinTech company that helps people manage their money/investments better […]

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3 Ways to Grow Wealth & Be Happy

March 11, 2016
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Goooooooood morning Budgets Are Sexy fam! I hope you’re in the mood for some motivation/self-reflection today, ‘cuz I’ve got a handful of financial nuggets for you to marinate on while you go about your business this weekend (and hopefully beyond). Think of this as an extension of last week’s reminder about money, if you will. Something that’s always good to keep in the back of […]

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Ethical to Take This Money?

March 9, 2016
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“Our records show you may be a Settlement Class Member. You may be entitled to payment if you complete and return a Claim form.” That’s a notice I just got in the mail this week. Why? Because apparently Nationstar Mortgage – who we used to have as our 1st mortgage provider – went around calling up customers on their cell phones and allegedly did so […]

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29 Quick Money Tricks

March 7, 2016
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“Simply making decisions, one after another, can be a form of art.” – John Gruber So the other day I was feeling bored and pretty unproductive, and rather than waste even more of my time I decided to shoot a note to my online friends and see if I could learn something new. What they came back with was pretty juicy, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog […]

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A Reminder About Money

March 4, 2016
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Something to consider while you’re in the thick of things :) Money can buy a House ………. but not a Home Money can buy a Bed ………. but not Sleep Money can buy a Clock ………. but not Time Money can buy you a Book ………. but not Knowledge Money can buy you Medicine ………. but not Health Money can buy you Sex ………. but […]

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Net Worth Update: $440,023.40 (+$2,461.33)

March 2, 2016
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What’s poppin’ y’all! Welcome to a fresh new month to make that fresh green dough! And what a better way to start it out than the last go around, jeez… I can take a $50,000 hit once, but back to back? I think I’d faint :) Though is it me, or is it super eerie that the markets almost completely broke even this entire month […]

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