April 2016

Can Your Cell Phone Tell How Good You Are With Money?

April 29, 2016
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This is an interesting topic I keep stumbling across lately :) Tons of new research is coming out on how to gauge the creditworthiness of people who don’t have credit scores or any other type of financial history – or even bank accounts for that matter (think, underprivileged countries) – however they all do have one major thing in common – smart phones. So a […]

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“I’m gonna live the life I want to live and nobody’s gonna stop me.”

April 27, 2016
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I heard you could use some mid-week motivation? :) Check out these notes from three different people who’ve stopped by this blog recently to share their progress and stories. Just further proof we all have it in us to rock this stuff if we really care enough to make it happen! And it doesn’t matter where you’re starting out either, so long as you actually […]

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It’s True: You Could Hire Someone to Pay Your Bills and Save Money For You

April 25, 2016
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If you ever wanted to throw in the towel and hand over your money to someone else to manage, there’s a group of people who will do this for you. They’re called Daily Money Managers, and they typically cater to the elderly, the wealthy, those who are too busy/too lazy, or pretty much any mixture there of. And the reason I know this is because […]

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Side Hustle (FAIL): Becoming a Sperm Donor

April 22, 2016
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(**If you’re sensitive to the nature of this matter, you should avert your eyes now.** But if you’re not, and you’ve always wondered how to get paid to donate sperm, you’re in for a real treat ;) This was sent in by Mike, a fellow blogger and reader, who wants people to know that not all side hustles always go as planned… Though at least […]

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PTSD For Money?

April 20, 2016
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Caught a fascinating email this morning on financial stress just released by Payoff.com. In a nutshell, their research finds that nearly 1 in 4 Americans, and 1 in 3 millennials, suffer from PTSD-like symptoms caused from financially-induced stress. Something they’re labeling as “Acute Financial Stress” or “AFS“. Here’s what that means in the real world (taken from their press release): People suffering from this condition […]

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It’s Just a Monthly Payment!

April 18, 2016
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The other day I saw a headline that said something like “The downsides of owning a beater car” and I didn’t have to read it ‘cuz of course we all know what those are. Any time you rock something old – a vehicle or otherwise – you’re bound to need to give it some tlc over the years else you’re living in frugal denial. As […]

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Tax Day? How About, “FIGURE OUT WHERE ALL YOUR MONEY IS” Day?

April 15, 2016
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Good morning, friends! How are your taxes coming along? How many people have yet to still file them? Lucky for you, Tax Day hits on the 18th this year instead of the 15th, so you get a few extra days of scrambling. And lucky for the gov’t, they now don’t have to share it with the 2nd best day after Payday. Welcome to National “FIGURE […]

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TIP: Make a list of where all your credit cards are listed!

April 13, 2016
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What up, what up money lovers! If you have a credit card you’ll want to read through this post today. If you don’t, you’ll have to go back to 1997 and whip out your check book! Haha… I keed, I keed… 1987! :) Seriously though, this is one of the best things I’ve done with my card lately and wanted to remind y’all of it […]

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When It’s Time to Detach From Your Things

April 11, 2016
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“My favorite things aren’t things any more” – Courtney Carver Last month I almost did something crazy. I almost gave away my entire coin collection. That’s right – the guy who only has one main hobby left, and created an entire blog dedicated to these historic beauties, almost gave up collecting entirely. Why? Well, as odd as it sounds, my collection was the last remaining […]

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Sometimes a Job is Just a Job

April 8, 2016
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As I was digging through some old emails this morning, I came across a note I had saved back in May of 2011 that someone left on my post about loving your job and saving money. Something we all dream about and are hopefully getting close to, but a goal that not always pans out :( I used to think all jobs suck if you’re […]

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When You Have That Epiphany…

April 6, 2016
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You know that time when money stuff finally clicks and you’re ready to kill it? Because you finally want MORE out of your life and you’re not stopping until you get it?? I do. It happened over 8 years ago when I, too, stumbled across personal finance blogs and then decided to launch one myself. And I’ve been more respectful to my money ever since! […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $488,217.20 (+$48,000!!)

April 4, 2016
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Haaaaaappy net worth day, y’all! Who’s in the stock market right now and grinning from the massive comeback? Now who’s grinning even MORE because you scooped up mad stocks on sale and turbo’d your stock pile even more?? :) That’s the beauty of the game right there, my friends… Gotta be “in it to win it!” as Randy Jackson would say! (Whoo whoo whoo! < […]

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How Angelina Jolie Budgets (It’s Good!)

April 1, 2016
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(And no – this is not an April Fool’s joke… though now I wish I would have come up with something more fun to trick you all on :)) As I was going through some rabbit holes online yesterday, I came across this gem by the one and only Angelina Jolie and my pants jaw just about dropped to the floor. “Save one-third, live on […]

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