January 2019

“What are your thoughts on taking a pay cut to land a more dependable job?”

January 31, 2019
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Hey guys! Got our first reader question of the year! Check it out, and then hit her back with some feedback from that beautiful mind of yours if you’re feeling generous today… I’m sure she’s not the only one to ever be put in a situation like this! Hey J$, I’m a longtime reader/lurker of your blog. I love the features where you give someone […]

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4 Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

January 30, 2019
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Morning, hustlers! Anyone already file their taxes and feeling good about it? Yeah, me neither ;) But I have started putting all the paperwork in one neat pile, if that counts for anything?! Haha… The good news though is that there are a handful of *free* places you can file your taxes this year, so before you get into it be sure to check ’em […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Day Trade Penny Stocks”

January 29, 2019
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Our Financial Confessionals are back! Here’s the latest from a guy who not only day trades, but day trades penny stocks 😱 Not a post you’ll typically see on this blog since I’m a huge buy-and-hold/index guy, but as promised earlier in the year, I want to be better about sharing other perspectives and strategies out there… Plus, some of his “rules” here are actually […]

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Did you know there was a Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi)?

January 28, 2019
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It’s true! And of course was made by a bunch of CPAs, haha… Per the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs): The Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is a quarterly economic indicator from the AICPA which weighs a variety of economic factors to calculate the financial standing of a typical American. The index is calculated as the difference between two component sub-indexes – the Personal Financial […]

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“You want HOW much for that stamp?!?”

January 25, 2019
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[Two days this week talking about STAMPS!! What a party this blog is! ;) But remember when I said it would be a rather great side hustle to take on? Well here’s a story of a guy who went for it, as told by a former member of the U.S. Navy’s submarine force, Doug “Nords” Nordman. But you gotta go way back in the time machine […]

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The “Beat Last Year” Budgeting Challenge!

January 24, 2019
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This is one of the best challenges I’ve heard in a while :) From fellow reader, Anne: Hi J, I wanted to share a new challenge I am doing for myself. I eat out at fast food/pizza/restaurants wayyyyy too much, and my personal capital export from 2018 made me feel so bad about it! I am challenging myself to “beat last year!”. Example. Spent $100 […]

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Are you a Showroomer or a Webroomer?

January 23, 2019
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Heard these terms the other day and had no idea they were “a thing!” Showrooming: when you visit a store to check out a product, but then go home and purchase it online. Webrooming: when you research products online first, and then go to the store to check it out/purchase. Real quick without thinking too much – which do you fall into most? For BIG […]

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Don’t forget to load up on Forever Stamps this week!

January 22, 2019
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The price of forever stamps rises to 55¢ this Sunday! An increase of 5 cents from the 50 cents it’s currently at! There’s also a bunch of other price changes happening with postage – more info here: USPS Announces Postage Rate Increase – Starts January 27, 2019 If you still like – and remember – how to write letters, now would be a good time […]

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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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My *Favorite* Blog Posts From 2018!

January 18, 2019
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Alright, so last week we covered the MOST POPULAR blog posts from the year, and this time around I want to cover my *favorite* blog posts from the year. Basically the ones that had the biggest impact for me, along with some I just genuinely enjoyed writing :) Here they are below, in no particular order… (And this will be the last of the “best […]

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A Fun Money Quiz ✨

January 17, 2019
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I don’t know why I put “fun” in there since aren’t ALL money quizzes inherently fun?, however I did really enjoy the few minutes testing out my skills with this one ;) And even more so that I got my score without having to enter my email in the end!! I’m not sure how active this site is anymore as it was in my notes […]

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Product of The Month: The Avid Investor Daily Planner!

January 16, 2019
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Hey guys! Have a fun little planner to share your way today, created by a fellow reader of the blog, Michael Murphy :) I’m not a huge stock trader/picker myself, but I do know the power of tracking your finances, and thought some of you might really like the idea behind this bad boy. If so, use the promo code at the end to get […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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The Best Banks and Financial Products of 2019

January 14, 2019
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Morning, friends! If you’re on the hunt for a new bank or credit card or financial app right now, this post is for you. MyBankTracker.com just came out with their annual “Best of Banking Awards,” and while I don’t typically share lists like this, I’m trying to be a better blogger about it as I know y’all are always looking for good recommendations ;) Peruse […]

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