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Net Worth Update: $496,016.17 (Up $7,798.97)

May 4, 2016
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‘Sup voyeurs! How’s your wallets looking this month? Anyone break any new records? Anyone hit early retirement and want to share all their secrets with us??? :) We got pretty darn close to one of our major milestones – barely missing $500,000 by a few Gs – but it feels good to be back on top again after 6 months of wild swings in both […]

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Could You Pass This $$$ Quiz?

May 2, 2016
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If you ever wondered if you’re more like Warren Buffett, MC Hammer, or Macaulay Culkin, you’ve come to the right place today :) I stumbled across this “2-Minute Financial Assessment” by the folks at co-opcreditunions.org, and it basically gives you a general look at how you’re doing with your finances right now. Pretty basic stuff like you would have learned in Personal Finance 101 if […]

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Can Your Cell Phone Tell How Good You Are With Money?

April 29, 2016
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This is an interesting topic I keep stumbling across lately :) Tons of new research is coming out on how to gauge the creditworthiness of people who don’t have credit scores or any other type of financial history – or even bank accounts for that matter (think, underprivileged countries) – however they all do have one major thing in common – smart phones. So a […]

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“I’m gonna live the life I want to live and nobody’s gonna stop me.”

April 27, 2016
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I heard you could use some mid-week motivation? :) Check out these notes from three different people who’ve stopped by this blog recently to share their progress and stories. Just further proof we all have it in us to rock this stuff if we really care enough to make it happen! And it doesn’t matter where you’re starting out either, so long as you actually […]

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It’s True: You Could Hire Someone to Pay Your Bills and Save Money For You

April 25, 2016
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If you ever wanted to throw in the towel and hand over your money to someone else to manage, there’s a group of people who will do this for you. They’re called Daily Money Managers, and they typically cater to the elderly, the wealthy, those who are too busy/too lazy, or pretty much any mixture there of. And the reason I know this is because […]

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Side Hustle (FAIL): Becoming a Sperm Donor

April 22, 2016
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(**If you’re sensitive to the nature of this matter, you should avert your eyes now.** But if you’re not, and you’ve always wondered how to get paid to donate sperm, you’re in for a real treat ;) This was sent in by Mike, a fellow blogger and reader, who wants people to know that not all side hustles always go as planned… Though at least […]

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PTSD For Money?

April 20, 2016
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Caught a fascinating email this morning on financial stress just released by Payoff.com. In a nutshell, their research finds that nearly 1 in 4 Americans, and 1 in 3 millennials, suffer from PTSD-like symptoms caused from financially-induced stress. Something they’re labeling as “Acute Financial Stress” or “AFS“. Here’s what that means in the real world (taken from their press release): People suffering from this condition […]

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It’s Just a Monthly Payment!

April 18, 2016
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The other day I saw a headline that said something like “The downsides of owning a beater car” and I didn’t have to read it ‘cuz of course we all know what those are. Any time you rock something old – a vehicle or otherwise – you’re bound to need to give it some tlc over the years else you’re living in frugal denial. As […]

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Tax Day? How About, “FIGURE OUT WHERE ALL YOUR MONEY IS” Day?

April 15, 2016
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Good morning, friends! How are your taxes coming along? How many people have yet to still file them? Lucky for you, Tax Day hits on the 18th this year instead of the 15th, so you get a few extra days of scrambling. And lucky for the gov’t, they now don’t have to share it with the 2nd best day after Payday. Welcome to National “FIGURE […]

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