May 2017

How Serious Are You About Early Retirement? (Quiz)

May 31, 2017
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Joe just put out a fun quiz over on his blog, RetireBy40.org, so I thought I’d re-post it here along with my own answers because why not? :) You get one point for every TRUE you can answer, and 0 points for every FALSE. There’s a key at the end of the post here with what Joe says it all means, and then we can […]

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The Mayonnaise Jar

May 29, 2017
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It’s a good day to be reminded of what’s important in life :) (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not money!) “The Mayonnaise Jar” A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar […]

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How We’re Reaching Financial Freedom On One Income – Mom’s Income.

May 26, 2017
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[Hey guys! Liz, the Chief Mom Officer stops by the blog today to share her journey to financial freedom as the sole breadwinner of her family of 5. If you don’t feel empowered after reading this, I’m shutting down the blog!! (Okay, no I won’t, but I will wonder what’s wrong with you… ;)) Enjoy!] ****** Many people think it’s impossible for a family to […]

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How Many of These Millionaire Spending Habits Do You Have?

May 24, 2017
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In honor of missing out on Millionaire Day over the weekend (BLASPHEMY!!), I thought we’d go over some of the frugal habits of the wealthy today and see how we compare :) I saw FreeMoneyFinance do this over on his own blog the other day, so if you’re wondering – yes, I’m going to totally copy him. Although in all fairness, he did nab the […]

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“It’s strange going from saving money your whole life to spending it!”

May 22, 2017
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Two years ago when my mom was on the verge of retiring early, my dad and I got to talking about his journey of employment, and why he didn’t think he was quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. I don’t recall the full conversation, but there was one line he said that I’ve yet to forget: “It’s strange going from saving money […]

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Side Hustle #70: Making Rings and Jewelry Out of Coins!

May 19, 2017
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[Okay guys, I think I finally found the PERFECT side hustle for us money nerds ;) Making money from money itself! Haha… The full circle of financial life! And here to amaze us with all his artsy wizardry, is Michael Bonard – founder of Money-Rings.com who shows us the ins and outs today. If you enjoy this, consider supporting his Kickstarter page so he can continue […]

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That Time I Woke Up From a “Bill Coma” and Started Saving My $$$!

May 17, 2017
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You know when you’ve paid a bill for so long that it just becomes habit and you don’t even pay attention to it anymore? Because at one point in your life it made sense, but now who knows? (Because of the whole not paying attention part?) I call that being in a “bill coma,” and it was exactly my life 3 years ago despite being […]

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Financial Mad Lib, Anyone?

May 15, 2017
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What’s up, my sexy awesome dope money friends! Today I’d like to present to you a rousing game of Financial Mad Libs! To a) help you avoid doing your work and b) better learn all your secrets! Mad love to Full Time Finance who inspired this post by doing his own libbing last week, thereby shooting me down memory lane to dig up our own […]

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The Sexy Underwear Trick

May 12, 2017
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[Please enjoy this fun post by my dear friend, Hélène Massicotte, today – the blogger behind FreetoPursue.com, as well as our very own Book Curator at Rockstar Finance. Never know what you’re going to get logging onto this blog! ;)] You may have heard of picturing your audience naked to help with stage fright when delivering a presentation. But what if the person who feels […]

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What Was The Last “Substantial” Thing You Talked Yourself Out Of Buying?

May 10, 2017
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Heyo! Got a reader request asking if we can talk about “substantial things” we’ve talked ourselves out of buying recently, and in an effort to not disappoint I thought we’d make her wish come true today :) Anything come to mind over there at first thought? I got something for ya, but first – let’s see what she wrote: Hey J$$$$, Here’s a topic suggestion. […]

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5 Frugal Things + A Better Way to Stalk $$$ Blogs!

May 8, 2017
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Hey guys! Ever wanted to see a live stream of alllllllllllll the financial blog posts being published in our community? Check this out: http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/feeds We just launched it last week, and it tracks every article published in the last 24 hours from our entire database of personal finance blogs we’re tracking – now at 1,004 (!!). (When we launched the directory three months ago we […]

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Financial Confessional: “I’ve Spent over $40,000 on Amazon”

May 5, 2017
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[Our Financial Confession series continues! Up today, Mrs. BITA from BayalisIsTheAnswer.com who shares something I guarantee 99 % of us can relate to – being an Amazon shopaholic ;) When you’re done reading this, see if you can muster enough courage to check out *your* Amazon grand totals too! We might all be pretty surprised…] ******* I’m going to give you a peek into our […]

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What’s Your Dumbest Money Mistake Lately? (Tell us For a Chance at $100!)

May 3, 2017
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What’s up guys! It’s that time again to give out another $100 in cash to one of you lucky Budgets Are Sexiers :) Rachel from AdultingByDesign.com won last month’s Benjamin and ended up using it to pay off some of her debt (smart woman!). Now, maybe it’s your time to snatch up the $$$? As always, the rules are super simple to enter: You need […]

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Net Worth Update: $636,893.40 (+$4,600 and Correct This Time!)

May 1, 2017
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[This is part of our monthly Net Worth Series where I share our real life #’s with the world. Seeing this from other bloggers was game changing for me when I first stumbled across the PF world, so I’ve been sharing ours every month here in hopes it helps motivate you too. This is net worth update #112.] ******* Hey hey! Another month, another net […]

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