June 2016

10 Months Without Cable! Still Alive!

June 29, 2016
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What’s up, my people! If I haven’t scared you away yet from that Lexus news, you’ll be happy to know that there is some saving actually going down here ;) And as much as I never thought I’d say it, it’s coming from cutting cable! Egads! But I gotta admit – I’m a convert. I won’t try and convince anyone else to do it as […]

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Bye Bye Frankencaddy, Hello Car Payments!

June 27, 2016
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I just did something exhilarating, and I’m pretty sure half of you are going to unsubscribe from this blog as soon as you hear about it ;) But before you do, please join me in saying goodbye to one of the best cars I’ve ever owned – Frankencaddy! Such a fun car to drive over these past 8+ years, and one I really wasn’t expecting […]

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What Were You Doing on June 24th, 2001?

June 24, 2016
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This chick next to me at Starbucks right now really wants to know :) Or rather, she wants to know what her friend was doing on June 24th as she’s YELLING REALLY LOUDLY into the phone and I can’t concentrate on what I’m doing here! And now wondering what the hell I was doing myself all those years ago too?! It’s actually 15 years to […]

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UGHHH – How Do I Cash Out of This?

June 22, 2016
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That was the subject line of an email I just got. It was enough to get my attention, so hopefully it got yours too :) If not, I guess I can say anything I want right now and you’ll never see it? Hmm… YOU LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER!!! HA-HA-HA! I’m going to prank everyone tomorrow and you’re gonna fall for it! Everyone gets $100 today, except […]

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We Won’t Be Homeless Next Month!

June 20, 2016
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After 3 weeks of research, 2 day trips of scouting around, and 1 thwarted scam* later, we finally have ourselves a new home :) And we move in in two weeks – ack! This is the 2nd biggest decision we’ve had to make recently, with the first one accepting a job offer my wife got after a year+ looking, and now with that out of […]

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The Monk & The Minister

June 17, 2016
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Hey guys! Off house hunting today so dropping a short and sweet one on you this morning :) Which one do you strive to be? The Monk & The Minister Parable: Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways. One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king. Years later they meet up again. As they […]

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Returning Used Stuff – Cool or No?

June 15, 2016
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When I was a senior in college I needed a new boombox something bad. My old one had broke, and if I was going to pull off these epic parties coming up I had to get a replacement STAT. So I did what every college student does: I rushed out to Walmart, picked out the biggest most ridiculous looking stereo I could find, and brought […]

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How Far Would You Go For a Dollar?

June 13, 2016
toilet dollar

Would you pick one up in the middle of a street? How about in a pile of trash? Would you pick one up off a bathroom toilet? The other day I was bored at a coffee shop so I decided to find out :) I went into the men’s room, whipped out my load (of bills), and then strategically placed a beautiful George Washington in […]

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How Can You Tell if an Experience is Worth it?

June 10, 2016
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Got a great email from a reader the other day and thought you’d want to chime in :) As someone who has just made a pretty big decision personally in the “experience” department (though one that actually pays vs the other way around! Haha…) it’s been something a lot on our minds too. Here’s the note/question: What up J$!  I read an article about 5 […]

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We’re About to Be DIKS! (Hubba Hubba)

June 8, 2016
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10 years ago we used to be DINKS (Dual Income No Kids). Then my wife decided to grab a couple extra degrees (a Masters, leading to a P.H.D.), and we quickly became SINKS over night (Single Income No Kids). That was pretty manageable, but then we decided to shake things up even more and pop out a couple of kids, thereby activating SIKS status (Single […]

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The 7 Most Mind-Blowing Ways to Save Money E-V-E-R

June 6, 2016
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve come across a ton of great tips around the internet lately and I just had to tell you about them because they’re so NEW and AMAZING!! These should be taken super seriously* no matter who you are or what your goals are, as everyone knows money** comes first. Here we go… the best tips ever if you even […]

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Net Worth Update: $503,939.92 (Half-A-Million Mark!)

June 3, 2016
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What’s up money lovers! You’re now looking at a half-a-millionaire, woo-woo! We’re going to Disney World, baby!!!! (Haha yeah right, you know how expensive that is?? ;)) I will be popping bottles though, specifically this one here: Ironically it’s the same bottle my wife and I picked up to celebrate the purchase of our first house 9 years ago which to this day has never […]

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How We Went From a House to a Travel Trailer

June 1, 2016
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[Hey guys! Got a cool story for ya today by my man Vita Valka – a 35 year old freelance web designer from the Czech Republic who convinced his family to switch from a house to a travel trailer after getting tired of their debt. With kids (!!), and while still working on the road! If you ever wondered what that word “digital nomad” meant, […]

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