June 2017

Financial Confessional: I Used To Be An Escort

June 30, 2017
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[Okay guys, this is a juicy one! Obviously not going to be for everyone, so if you’re already hating this and/or offended, please avert your eyes now and wait for our normal posts come Monday! There’s nothing graphic here, but of course it’s a post on having sex for money and will most definitely turn people off :) If you’re curious about other lifestyles though, […]

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Whatcha Know About Legacy Binders?

June 28, 2017
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Got a note from a reader here after an unfortunate event happened at her work, and thought it was a great way to introduce a topic many of us don’t enjoy dealing with (and rightfully so ;)). The timing was pretty impeccable too, as my father has once again asked me if I’ve filled out all the info from this book he keeps recommending to […]

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What Does That “New” Car Smell Even Smell Like?

June 26, 2017
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What’s up, budgeters! Got two things to talk about today: How I’ve never bought a new car or house or almost anything big* brand new before, and why. A special offer USAA has for its members who go through their car buying service** That second one won’t matter much if you’re not connected to the military and/or not in the market for a car and/or […]

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Is It Possible to Invest (Socially) Responsibly?

June 23, 2017
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[Hey hey! Bringing you a post today from an up and coming blogger on the scene, Tom of HighIncomeParents.com. Been really enjoying his blog lately, so it was a nice surprise to get a fresh article from him to post up on our site here :) Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments! I had NO IDEA about some […]

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“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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Tell Me a Recent #Money Win For a Chance at $100!

June 19, 2017
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What’s up, budgeters! Who wants to win $100 of my cold hard cash today? Who’s done at least ONE thing good w/ their money lately, even if you’ve failed in every other aspect? ;) As we do here every month, it’s time for our monthly $100 giveaway where all you have to do to enter is answer a simple question relating to $$$, and then […]

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Starve And Stack

June 16, 2017
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[Heyo! Got a fun (and smart) guest post for y’all today by Nick Vail of RemoveTheGuesswork.com. It’s a pretty hardcore idea, but if you’re hardcore about growing your wealth, this is the method for you! Starve and stack, baby!] ******** Want to get ahead quickly and set yourself up for financial success? Of course you do! Today you’ll get a new idea that can change […]

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This is why I don’t own a house…

June 14, 2017
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Last week: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement and saw water dripping from the ceiling Looked closer and there was mold on the wooden beams – meaning it’s been dripping for a while Mold people come out to inspect and quote a price to our landlord Mold people start work on it […]

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Beware of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Debt)

June 12, 2017
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This is a quick note to remind us that not everything goes to plan – even when you do hit FIRE!! (Left in the comment section of our early retirement quiz last week) I haven’t really done the quiz – but rather than be a role model for y’all, let me be your warning. I had aimed for retirement by 50. And achieved it. At […]

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My 15-Year Journey to Financial Independence

June 9, 2017
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[Hi guys! Got an awesome post for y’all today on hitting FIRE through real estate. It comes from my boy Chad Carson who’s currently chilling in Ecuador with his family living the good life as we’re all chained to our desks ;) Great guy, great insight, and great story. Hope it inspires you!] ******** When we started our real estate investing business in 2003, I […]

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The Real Reason We Buy Stuff

June 7, 2017
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Have you ever met anyone who buys stuff they hate? Who willingly goes out of their way to blow money just because they see someone else doing it? I haven’t, yet we’re always talking about these “Joneses” who we’re supposedly keeping up with as if we were robots without any capability to think for ourselves! We are influenced by them, but the real reason we […]

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Net Worth Update: $643,155.75 (+$6,000)

June 5, 2017
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Goooooood morning, people of the internet! What’s shaking? How’s your life? Money? Kids? Wives? Lovers? Had a fun, restful, weekend for me over here and almost forgot to check on our finances for the month – the horror! But alas here we are, net worth update #113 in a row, and the slow climb continues onward :) It’s funny, they say there’s no such thing […]

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Financial Confession: I Bought a Used Honda for $45,000

June 2, 2017
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[Really excited to bring you this guest post by Carl of 1500Days.com today. It’s such a breath of fresh air when all you hear from $$$ experts these days is to save save save and hold off on the fun fun fun! And while this post is technically about a car today, try reading it with your own dream swapped in as it’s about the […]

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