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The Milkmaid and Her Pail

November 22, 2017
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A great reminder as we get into the holidays here, courtesy of Mr. Aesop :) Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a pail on her head. As she went along, she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs […]

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Are You Financially Average?

November 20, 2017
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Mornin’ mornin’! So last week we went over 15 great financial goals to hit if you wanted to be ABOVE average in this wacko world of ours, but today I thought it would be fun to see just how close we are to being AVERAGE average compared to others ;) Because why not, right? What else are we going to do today? Stats are below […]

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What It’s Like Living In a Tent, Car, and Now Sailboat!

November 17, 2017
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[Remember last week when we asked how far you’d go to pay off your debt? Well, our guest today, Kristin from The Wayward Home, chose tiny space living as her poison, and has been living quite the adventure because of it! Here’s her story on what it’s like to live in tents and cars, and now on sailboats. Gotta admire the $hit out of people […]

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A Checklist of 15 Financial Goals To Hit

November 15, 2017
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Hump Dayyyyyyy! Came across this financial checklist over at Personal Finance Junkie this morning (how good is that name?) and thought it would be fun to see how many of these bad boys we can check off. She says they’re good goals to hit by the time you’re 40, but really they’re great goals to achieve no matter your age, so whether you’re 20 or […]

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My New “Spavings” Fund!

November 13, 2017
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You know when people say they’ve “saved” money, like from getting a good deal on something or using a coupon, only really what they did was spend money because savings only counts when it’s actually *saved*? “What’s that? The Ferrari dealership is having a $50,000 off sale? Awesome – here’s $300,000!” “A two-for-one sale on these shoes? Sweet – I’ll take 10 please!” Well, I […]

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I Don’t Want To Be The Richest Man In The Graveyard

November 10, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great guest post for you to marinate on, courtesy of a new favorite blogger of mine, Tim from TubofCash.com. Fascinating guy, and a helluva reminder of why we’re REALLY chasing after all this money in our lives…. Hope it gets you to stop and think for a bit!] ******** Backstory on Tim: An entrepreneur and self-made Korean American immigrant, Tim came […]

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When You Find Out You’re Having Another Baby (!!!)

November 8, 2017
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You know how to really jinx yourself? Send out something like this on Twitter: Then wait 24 hours for your wife to call you into the bathroom waving around a pee stick and asking what you did to put a baby in her stomach! Haha… “Oh you know what I did!” I jokingly respond back, half in shock and half freaking out… “Yes, but WHAT […]

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How Far Would You Go To Pay Off Debt?

November 6, 2017
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Are you willing to get rid of all your things? Move back in with your parents? Sell your car? How about give up a left testicle? Before you laugh at that last one, check out this comment we just got here: I need around $35,000 give or take to get me n my wife out of debt if u have anything in mind please feel […]

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Net Worth Update: $688,210.30 (+$12,000)

November 3, 2017
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Another new month so you know what that means – time to update the ol’ net worth! We’re onto month #118 in a row here for us, and still one of the best moves we’ve ever made for our money. Nothing keeps you more accountable than knowing where all your $$$ is (or isn’t!) at any given month. So please please PLEASE start tracking this […]

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10 New Fintech Companies To Watch Out For! (Plus Highlights From FinCon 2017)

November 1, 2017
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What up, y’all! Just got back and sobered up from our financial blogging conference, and thought I’d share some of the highlights from it. Namely, the handful of new financial companies that were part of our yearly fintech competition I helped judge! It’s always so interesting to see how people use technology to solve our problems out there, and just like last year’s competition this […]

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“How Will This Move Me Forward?”

October 30, 2017
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Saw an interesting tip posed by my man Tom Corley the other day, author of Rich Habits. He says this is the “only question you ever need to ask yourself” before making a move. Which is kinda drastic in my opinion, but hey – here I am blogging about it! Here’s the question: “How will this move me forward?” So simple, yet so profound! And […]

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Nothing’s Ever Permanent

October 27, 2017
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Here’s a crazy thing to think about: Nothing you own is permanently yours. Not your house. Not your clothes. Not your car. Not your friends. Not your health… Everything will disappear at some point in your life, and the world will keep moving on without you! That’s the freaky part. The good part? We have lots to be appreciative of NOW, and we get to […]

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9 More Financial Hacks to Put In Your Pocket

October 25, 2017
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Alright, so last week we featured a ton of financial tips and motivation from our *readers* of the blog here, so today I thought we’d share a handful of tricks from the *bloggers* in our space.  Many of which I’ll be hanging out with today and over the next few days at our yearly FinCon conference, so if you’d like me to personally thank any […]

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Do You Include Pensions in Your Net Worth? How About Art, Insurance, Homes, Cats, Baseball Cards?

October 23, 2017
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What do you include in your net worth? What *don’t* you include? This is probably the 3rd most popular question I get asked, outside of “Is J. Money your real name?” (Yes) and “how did you get so damn sexy??” (I don’t know, it just comes natural! ;)) So today I thought I’d list out my personal feelings on it, and then everyone can chime […]

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