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We’ve moved! Here’s what it means for our finances, and what we’ve learned from downsizing so far.

July 29, 2016
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We’re officially Marylanders again! I’m sitting at our new kitchen table here in dead silence, other than wild animals roaming around, haha… Here’s what we came home to the other day: Forgot how beautiful it was here! Saw some bunnies outside this morning grazing too which scared my boys into thinking we’d only have dirt left when they were done eating ;) A reminder of […]

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Ibotta Savings & The Best Days to Buy Stuff!

July 27, 2016
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Have any of you tried the Ibotta savings app before? Does it save you a lot of money? I’ve heard about it approximately 37 times over the past few years from friends of this site and other $$ bloggers (always sounded spammy to me?), but stopped for the first time this morning to finally see what the fuss is about… So far looks pretty cool […]

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A Simple Spreadsheet on “When You Can Retire” (And Also How Long You Have Until Death!)

July 25, 2016
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One of the cool things about running a blog is that sometimes people send you cool stuff. You get a bunch of crap/spam/nonsense as well, but fortunately the gems help make up for it :) (Here was the last piece of fan mail I received – “I don’t really care to read about your life for the few nuggets of financial advice you give. My […]

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How To Make Nutritious Meals for $1 – $2/Day Per Person

July 22, 2016
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Happy Friday y’all! Had a blast from the past when this AWESOME comment popped up, and thought it was helpful to share in case anyone else is struggling with keeping their food costs down :) If you were around last year, you might remember a post we shared on how my friend Dan budgets for his family of 8 (2 parents and 6 kids!!), and […]

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One Minute Goal Setting For Your Finances

July 20, 2016
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“Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books, they have come together in vast flocks of veriegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” – Virginia Woolf One of my favorite places to visit every year is a quaint little town called Lewes – just minutes from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which proudly claims the title of “The First Town in […]

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How to Quit Your Job in Style

July 18, 2016
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Hey guys! Back from the beach and was going to blog a little about it, but then came across this article in my inbox and found it much more entertaining than what I was going to write about, haha… So enjoy this guest post by Finance Superhero instead while I get nice and caught up! Hope you had a great week! (PS: That spreadsheet we […]

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How I Earned Over $600 Hustling Craigslist “Gigs”

July 15, 2016
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[Happy Friday! Still kicking it at the beach, so please enjoy a killer side hustle article today by Jeffro from JasonCouponKing.com. He spent a whole month experimenting with Craigslist gigs and made some pretty good money off it! Hope this gives you some ideas!] I’m an aggressive saver, and practice and preach a parsimonious lifestyle to my family. But no matter how much I cut back, and […]

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What’s Your “Turn Back” Time?

July 13, 2016
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[Welcome to another glorious day of life! We’re still at the beach here (thus why it’s so glorious ;)), but before we left my wife asked if she could borrow some space here to pose a juicy situation to y’all. And seeing how I’m not in the business of saying no to my wife (Husbandly 101, right there), you will now be hearing from her… […]

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How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

July 11, 2016
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[Hey guys! Out at the beach this week, but as promised I’ve got a handful of killer guest articles for you starting with this one – on how a reader completely changed his finances around by building out an impressive spreadsheet! He drops screenshots of it, as well as descriptions of what each of the twelve tabs do (yes, 12!!) and it’s all pretty amazing […]

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