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How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government

February 16, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome Rob Andersen from Mustard Seed Money to the site today, who shares his journey to his first million without having any fancy jobs or skills. It might surprise you how he and his wife got to this point (no it won’t), but it’s testament again and again just how attainable it all is so long as you put in the time and […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Watch Out For That Sexually Transmitted Debt!!

February 14, 2018
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I caught that on the radio this morning and almost swerved my car off the road, haha.. We’ve talked about financial STDs here in the past, but I always thought it was just a made up thing that someone more clever than me conjured up – but no, it’s apparently “a thing!” I missed the full discussion on air because it cut to commercials like […]

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10 Years of Budgets Are Sexy :)

February 12, 2018
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Here’s something crazy – as of today, I’ve been blogging for over 25% of my life! 10 years of blogging, building, experimenting, community, friends, exploration, growth, loss, and just general happiness that we’re all still together here doing our thing and having fun :) How lucky are we?? And how awesome that someone invented the internet for us?! Haha… I couldn’t have guessed this a […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?

February 9, 2018
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[Hey guys! Another Friday, another great post by a fine blogger out there! Up today is nomad friend of mine, Laura Grace Tarpley, who blogs about travel hacking over at LetsGoTarpley.com and shares her experience lying/not lying to her husband ;) Perhaps you have found yourself in this situation as well over the years? Let us know how you cope with it in the comments!] […]

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“American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”

February 7, 2018
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Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wondering if it was worth sharing as well on a blog or something. 45 minutes later I gave […]

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Net Worth Update: $840,243.99 (+$37,000)

February 5, 2018
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Happy Net Worth Day! As I was updating our numbers this month, it dawned on me that I have now tracked my net worth every single month for 10 years straight now. TEN YEARS!!! That’s 120 net worth reports in a row – crazy! And in fact, a week from today is actually this blog’s 10 year anniversary too, which is a whole other win […]

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A Different Type of Identity Theft

February 2, 2018
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[Hey guys! Caught this article on a newer blog on the scene, FiredandFree.com, and just HAD to re-share it because it’s so thought-provoking! Really makes you challenge how we perceive ourselves and the overall purpose in our lives, particularly around what we do for a living… Great stuff to marinate on over the weekend, thanks Dan!] ******** On October 18, 2016, I walked into a […]

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A Free Way to File Your Taxes This Year! (Federal + State)

January 31, 2018
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I know I know, taxes – ugh. But I might have something for you that could save you hundreds of dollars this tax season, both in filing fees, as well as getting back the maximum refunds owed to you. It’s a tool called MyFreeTaxes.com, and despite its somewhat spammy name I guarantee it’s legit ;) Not only do I have a good friend who recently […]

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Is Extreme Couponing Dead?

January 29, 2018
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Remember when Extreme Couponing was all the rage? And everyone was talking about it and/or trying it, even people who normally hate talking about money? ;) A reader recently unloaded a whole bunch of (pretty hilarious) thoughts on it which we’ll get to in a bit, but a quick search of my own E.C. postings definitely points to the fad no longer being a fad […]

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Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

January 26, 2018
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[Hey guys! It’s been a little while since we ran a guest post here, but been getting quite a few really good ones lately so thought we’d bring them back on Fridays for a bit… You know, give you a little break from my antics and let some other brains shine for the day ;) So please enjoy one of my favorites from the batch, […]

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Is It Time For a “Depth” Year?

January 24, 2018
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Guys, you HAVE to read this post by my friend David Cain – it’s so good!! And EXACTLY the stuff we need to be thinking about as we go along our journeys here: Go Deeper, Not Wider I don’t often get sucked into articles like this, but wow…. such a great piece on perspective and inspiring change in our lives – or rather, FOCUS in […]

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The Hybrid Budgeting / Zombie System

January 22, 2018
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Alright guys, I think we found our happy medium with the cashless society debate ;) A guy I met at FinCon last year chimed into our convo here, and he officially wins the award for being the most creative, haha… But also super USEFUL too! Because not only does this take the pros of both sides of the equation (cash vs digital), but also solves […]

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A List of The Most Popular Money Problems From Our Community + Side Hustles. We’re Def. Not Alone In This!

January 19, 2018
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So I just spent two hours tracking allllll the entries that came in from our journal giveaway the other week (winners announced in a second), and thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the comments :) If only to help you feel better that YOU ARE NOT ALONE with this $$$ stuff! We’ve all got our problems! Here are the tallies of everyone’s biggest trouble areas […]

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Would a Cashless Society Really Be That Good??

January 17, 2018
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Read an interesting passage in a coin magazine recently, and it was talking about all the pitfalls of a cashless society, and how we need to be aware (and prepared) if things continue to go down that path. It’s not very shocking, considering our whole coin collecting hobby RELIES on the physical form, haha… (“Oooh look how nice and shiny that digital coin is from […]

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