October 2018

Things That Are Scarier Than Halloween

October 31, 2018
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I read a stat yesterday that said Americans will spend $185.50 on average this Halloween. Not too scary if it’s going towards something cool like Halloween Index Funds or Debt Slaying Parties, but then I saw that $76.05 of it is going straight to candy – whaaaaaa? How many Kit Kats and sugar babies does a person need?? (And why do people keep giving out […]

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7 Habits That Have a High Rate of Return in Life

October 29, 2018
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Saw this on Twitter the other day and had to share it around: [This was first posted 4 months ago and STILL getting shares!] So true, right? Especially that first one? SO WHY AREN’T WE DOING THEM ALL??? ;) I’ll tell you why: it’s hard, haha… But still worth trying for, of course!! Thought it would be enlightening to go down the list and see […]

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Side Hustle #75: Picking Out Lice For Money!!

October 26, 2018
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[Now here’s a side hustle you don’t hear of every day – being a lice picker ;) But it’s apparently a thing, and one our guest hustler stops by the site today to share more about! Take it away Jessica, aka The Patient Picker! Haha… No one ever said this stuff had to be glamorous.] ****** One of the tasks on my financial independence checklist […]

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Is it unethical to enter giveaways if you already have more than enough?

October 24, 2018
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Here’s a juicy topic today –> The ethics of entering giveaways! Which we’re constantly featuring here on this blog, as well as hundreds of others! Do you ever stop and think before you enter any of them though, or do you just scream “YES PLEASE!!!” the second you see “FREE” like I do? ;) We often talk about accumulating “stuff” in terms of minimalism and […]

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An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

October 22, 2018
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Alright, for those who never liked the Benjamin Franklin “scheme” we’ve posted about over the years (wake up at 5 am, reflect, hustle, repeat), here’s an alternative that might suit your personality better: The “Task Immersion” Schedule This was sent over by a reader of this site who’s continually failed at other schedules tested, and after already two weeks implemented has been more motivated – […]

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6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

October 19, 2018
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[Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us ;) I couldn’t help but interject my own thoughts throughout as well – so hopefully you come away with some better insights after […]

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“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

October 17, 2018
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Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly. We had been ready […]

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3.5 Million Americans Would Rather Go to Jail Than Pay Debt

October 15, 2018
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That was the headline of a press release I just got – isn’t that crazy?? Or maybe it’s not, I don’t know – who am I to judge right? (okay no – it’s definitely crazy ;)) This comes from a recent survey by MyBankTracker, and apparently this wasn’t the only freedom people were willing to give up to rid themselves of their debts once and […]

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Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

October 12, 2018
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Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of it ;) It’s a new full-length documentary called “Playing with FIRE“, and it aims […]

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A Look at Other Peoples’ Money — Part III 👀

October 10, 2018
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If you’re getting tired of reading about my finances all the time like I am, today you’re getting break ;) IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF “OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY“! WOO! 💰💰💰 Our series where we showcase snapshots of other peoples’ money in our community, from the older, to the younger, to the single, to the married, to the fabulously wealthy – all in an attempt […]

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The “Buck An Hour” Rule

October 8, 2018
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Here’s a new way of thinking about your expenses! Saw this comment on our post about the 10 things people don’t expect in early retirement, and been stewing on it all morning since… From commenter DS: I created what I call the ‘Buck an Hour Rule’. Basically entertainment should never cost more than $1/hour of your income. That new video game for $70 should return […]

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Why I Skipped My Own Wedding to Save Money

October 5, 2018
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[Hey guys! Please welcome back to the site today, Lyn Alden, who shares her take on wedding costs and why she decided to only spend $800 getting married this year! The pressure is real out there, but there are other ways if you’re open to it!!] ******* The average cost of a wedding in the United States was somewhere between $25,000 and $33,000 in 2017, […]

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Net Worth Update: $902,133.51 // +$7,822.65 and a New Milestone 🏁

October 3, 2018
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Hiiiiiiiiiiii friends!! This is your monthly reminder to update your net worth, and then bask in all your glory from all those years of hustling!! Remember when you didn’t know a lick about finance or even what “net worth” was? Someone on last month’s update asked me why I always feel bad for publishing these as I should be PROUD of my net worth, which […]

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Never Have I Ever… Played This Game With Finances!

October 1, 2018
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Remember that drinking game where every time you can’t answer “true” to the questions you have to take a shot? And every time you look around you realize your friends are just as crazy as you are? We’re gonna play this game today, only instead of alcohol we’re swapping in coffee (and instead of random sexual questions, we’re sticking to financial ones ;)) Close your […]

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