February 2019

When was the last time you treated yourself?

February 21, 2019
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When was the last time you really treated yourself to something? Are you happy about it? Caught this article on Business Insider and got me dreaming away the morning ;) The CEO of a marketing agency grants 10 of his employees’ wishes each year instead of giving them year-end bonuses Clever! A magical CEO Fairy where all you have to do is ask for what […]

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Some good resources on the blog to bookmark ⭐

February 20, 2019
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Hey guys! Been a while since I’ve pointed out a bunch of the resources on this blog, so thought I’d drop a quick line today to re-share some of ’em so you know they exist… Especially as it seems no one pays attention to menus and sidebars anymore ;) Hope this helps! Especially for all the newer readers of the blog! ****** Good lists to […]

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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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Stats That Would Make Our Founding Fathers Cringe

February 18, 2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I’ve been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha… All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** “43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set […]

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How to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890

February 15, 2019
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It’s time to go back in the financial time-machine again! This time to 1890 where this magnificent pamphlet was created to help you get more health, wealth and comfort at the turn of the century… [“Peerless Rockville: How to Get Health, Wealth, Comfort” by Henry N. Copp] There’s a hidden agenda inside (the publishers want you to buy a lot in their new community they’re […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 14, 2019
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[Happy Valentine’s Day!! Please welcome our friend Lance to the blog today who reminds us how important it is to stay away from STDs…  Sexually Transmitted Debt ® ;) We first ran this piece about two years ago, but had to bring it back for anyone who’s slipped into dangerous territory again… Always gotta stay vigilant, friends! Can’t be too careful out there!] ******* There […]

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Model Ts and Immoral Debts

February 13, 2019
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This is going to sound silly, but I spent the better half of two hours yesterday pouring over Ford Model T’s and debating whether it was worth buying one or not, haha… Of course I chose “not” (who needs a Model T these days???) but it came after reading an article in COINAge Magazine where I learned you could pick one up for only $15,000 […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “Work Optional” by Tanja Hester of OurNextLife.com

February 12, 2019
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What up what up! Another new $$$ book just hit the shelves today! This one’s called “Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way” and comes way of Tanja Hester of the popular FIRE blog, OurNextLife.com. It’s been getting some mixed reviews, but considering she retired early at 38 and is now living The Good Life, chances are there are some solid tips in it ;) […]

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Hack #1308: Put yourself in situations where you can’t even spend if you wanted to!

February 11, 2019
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Had to laugh at this recent comment on our Stamp Hustling post: “It’s easier to hit a high savings rate when you’re underwater for 90-day patrols.” Haha… It came from our retired submariner friend, Nords, who RACKED UP the money while out on deployments, and yet it highlights a pretty simple – but obvious! – point: If you don’t have a way to spend your […]

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How I Stopped Sabotaging My Own Financial Independence

February 8, 2019
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[Hi guys! Super excited to share this guest post with you today, as it comes from a personal friend and new blogger on the scene – Pie Lady FI. If you know anyone this could help, please pass it along as I’m sure we’ve all experienced one or two things from this list over the years!] ******* In any given day, it seems like there […]

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My new favorite charity right now –> Breadcoin

February 7, 2019
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Mornin’, y’all! You might have seen this already if you follow me on Twitter or my Newsletter, but I had to share it here too because I’m currently OBSESSED with these guys! And not just because they created COINS to give out! Which they did!! ;) It’s a project here in DC called “Breadcoin“, and they’ve pretty much created their own currency which can be […]

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Which “tendency” are you?

February 6, 2019
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Here’s a fun little quiz to help you get over Hump Day ;) Maybe you’ll learn something about yourself? Hi J$, I’ve been listening to Gretchen Rubin’s audiobook “The Four Tendencies” (are you familiar?) and I’ve been completely obsessed with determining what tendency people are. The framework is fascinating. Basically it breaks everyone down by how they handle expectations internally and externally. Upholder Obliger Questioner […]

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New Book Out (and Giveaway): “Financial Freedom” by Grant Sabatier of MillennialMoney.com

February 5, 2019
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Hey guys! Gotta new book for your edification! It’s called “Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need,” and I have a feeling it’ll be blowing up our space here for quite a bit… It just dropped today (Congrats, Grant!), and here’s a clip about it from the author’s own mouth: “The book is a blueprint for fast-tracking financial independence […]

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Net Worth Update: $848,665.47 [Surprise Increase of $57,000?!]

February 4, 2019
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Okay, I don’t know what happened in Jan to change the tides (I only look at my $$$ once a month), but that was a nice surprise out of nowhere! Apparently it was the best January in 30 years?! Whatever happened, I believe it wipes away one of the bigger losses from the past few months… (*goes to double check* – yup! $60,000 drop in […]

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