October 2016

The Little Trampoline Inside All of Us

October 31, 2016
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You know what’s funny? Our political candidates. You know what’s funny in a GOOD way? Bill Murray :) (20 mins before show time at The Kennedy Center) I had a chance to watch him be honored at this year’s annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor sponsored by Capital One (thanks for the tix, guys!), and with all the guest comedians that showed up I […]

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We Bought a Hotel Room (and Now We Live In It!)

October 28, 2016
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[I am sooo excited to share this with y’all today!! I recently found out that Amnesty from Primal-Prosperity.com not only lives in a hotel, but also OWNS the room herself (!!), and has graciously agreed to share the details with us… Thank you, Amnesty! Finally a home I’d be willing to buy! ;)] Yup, you read that correctly – we own a hotel room. About six months […]

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Some Pretty Explosive $$$ Stats!

October 26, 2016
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I’ve been saving up a bunch of stats that PR companies send me, and after seeing a whopper of one today I decided it was the day to unleash them :) Check ’em out and see where you fall, and then we’ll recap the takeaways at the end.. Ready. Set. Hide your coffee! “The typical consumer will pay $279,002 over their lifetime in interest payments.” […]

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Qoins: A “Rounding Up” App That Pays off DEBT!!

October 24, 2016
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Guys!! I found the third app to complete the Financial Trifecta!!! We already have a killer one for helping us *save* our money (Digit), and then of course another great one that helps us *invest* our money (Acorns), but now – FINALLY – we have one that will help us do the one major problem most of us have: PAYING OFF OUR DEBTS! It’s called […]

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Oh, The Judging!

October 21, 2016
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My wife: “Honey – I got hit on today!!” Me: “Umm…. congrats?” Wife: “That never happens anymore! He was upset that I rented, but he was definitely hitting on me.” *** At this point I start paying attention more ;) *** Me: “How do you go from “hitting on me” to “renting?”” – I cautiously asked. Her: “Oh, I was at this expo hall during […]

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How to Lose a Million Dollars

October 19, 2016
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[Today’s post is by a new blogger on the scene, AbandonedCubicle.com, who’s currently planning an early retirement by his mid-forties. He doesn’t have everything neatly planned out for his life “after the cube” yet, but he’s definitely had to learn a few things to get here. And today he shares some of these things, along with the hefty price tag he paid to acquire them […]

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It’s National Spreadsheet Day!

October 17, 2016
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Goooood morning sexy budgeters! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, National Spreadsheet Day arrives :) A day to finally rejoice around something important! Haha… According to DaysofTheYear.com: A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet […]

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19 Ways to Be Better Today Than Yesterday

October 14, 2016
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Okay, so today was supposed to be a post about hustling and earning more money, and then it changed when I offered up my seats to an older couple 15 minutes ago (I’m at Starbucks) and they started reading an email they got out loud. Which said, in a nutshell, someone very close to them just passed away suddenly and now it’s time to start […]

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Some Tricks That Help Me Be Better at Life

October 12, 2016
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In college I used to do this thing where I’d treat myself to a new t-shirt anytime I’d take a test. It didn’t matter if I did well on the test or not (as long as I fully completed it, the perk was activated!), but as crazy as it sounds, it actually did wonders to my psyche! Not that I wasn’t going to take the […]

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The First $100,000 Is The Hardest

October 10, 2016
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You know what’s hard? Making your first million dollars. [Dayuuuuuum!!!] For us normal people, though, I say making your first $100,000 is the ultimate achievement. You can’t make it to a million or a billion without first hitting $100,000, but even more than that – it requires a complete overhaul of both your money and your mindset. You literally go from knowing jack crap to […]

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Why Women Should Always Have Their Own Stash

October 7, 2016
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[Happy Friday y’all! Got a guest article today from my girl Pauline of ReachFinancialIndependence.com and InvestmentZen.com who’s super passionate about ALL women having their own money regardless of relationship status. I agree 100%, but probably more appropriate coming from another woman vs a dude :) So take it away, Pauline!] First came love, then came the money talk. My money and his money would never […]

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Even The Joneses Can’t Keep Up With The Joneses!

October 5, 2016
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You know those Joneses we’re always comparing ourselves too? Well, not only were they apparently a real family, but their long desired mansion just crossed the auction lot – and in bankruptcy at that! It’s known as the Wyndclyffe Castle, and was built in 1853 for Manhattan socialite Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones – a member of a wealthy family and aunt of American novelist Edith Wharton […]

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Net Worth Update: $512,820.73 (-$200, Exciting!)

October 3, 2016
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Well hello October! What did you do with September, and can I have her back? (I feel like September is a girl, yeah? And October a guy? Ever wonder such things? Or why a blog about money would even bring up such a thing when it clearly has nothing to do with finances? (Ever wonder why you continue to read this blog??)) So yeah – […]

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