August 2017

“I Hide Money From My Wife”

August 30, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** At a recent party, I had a very interesting conversation with an old and good friend (I’ll call him Jeff). It started when Jeff asked me how my work was going. Jeff had no idea that I had quit my job. He also didn’t know about […]

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$20 Does The Trick!

August 28, 2017
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I’ve caught myself offering the same advice lately, anytime someone asks me whether they should pay off their debts or start saving for an emergency fund, or start investing, or start saving for an emergency while they’re paying off debt and investing all at the same time. And that’s simply been: “Just start putting $20/mo towards them!” Nothing too crazy or earth shattering, but definitely […]

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What My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

August 25, 2017
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[Please welcome one half of the duo from DukeofDollars.com today, as Jack spills his heart here on all things financial he learned from growing up in a helluva toxic household, ugh… As a parent this KILLS ME, and I wish this upbringing on no kids out there! What is wrong with people????] ******** The first time I rode a four wheeler as a kid, my […]

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The Paradox of Money

August 23, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want. – Warren Buffett I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett, but not for the reason you may think. While Warren is an investing genius, there are plenty of […]

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Sneaky Credit Card Penalties!

August 21, 2017
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Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the “pay” button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs […]

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“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” Brain Dump

August 18, 2017
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Heyo! We’re taking a break from all the drastic life stories we’ve been featuring here on Fridays lately (see: My Life and Finances After Escaping a Cult and What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness), and gonna hit you with some drunken CliffsNotes of a popular finance book today instead. Specifically, The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. You’re either […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Money and Quit My Job

August 16, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** I left my job about 4 months ago and haven’t regretted it a bit. My career didn’t even last 20 years. I started my first real job in January of 1998 and my last day was April 13th of 2017. Leaving wasn’t an easy decision. I have money security issues and suffered from […]

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What Would You Do With An Extra $1,000?

August 14, 2017
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I came across this gem while decluttering some old “memory” boxes the other day… (the hardest to declutter btw – good lord!): In case you can’t read that, it says I would do the following if I were given $1,000 back in the day (mid-80’s): Buy 3 Nintendo games Buy a pair of roller blades Get $75 worth of “drawing things,” such as drawing books, […]

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My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

August 11, 2017
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[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at MillennialMoneyChallenge.com and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it here which […]

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Are You Saving Like the Titanic?

August 9, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ***** Did you know that the Titanic almost didn’t sink? Here’s what happened: The captain took corrective action when the ship was about 1000 feet away from the iceberg. The starboard (right) side of the ship brushed the ice, tearing open five compartments (the ship could sustain damage to four and stay afloat). The rest of […]

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Net Worth Update: $660,442.69 (+$12,000)

August 7, 2017
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What’s up money lovers! I’m a bit late to the game this month, but as always our latest net worth numbers are posted below. And also like always, 95% of it rides on the whims of the market ;) Which thankfully I believe in, or else it would really feel out of control! Speaking of which, I really like this quote I saw the other […]

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What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness

August 4, 2017
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[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show […]

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Three Things I’ll Spend Money On (and Three I Won’t)

August 2, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** See that sign up there? I noticed it on a hike in Boulder Colorado a couple weeks ago. I had no idea what a paraglider was, but I was determined to find out. The thought of flying greatly excites me, but I always dismissed the idea of owning anything that flies because […]

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