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A Different Way to Think About Money

August 31, 2015
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Two years ago my friend Pauline wrote an article for us on how to flip stuff like a pro. It was a fascinating read (and tips) on how her boyfriend buys/sells/trades stuff for profit, and it was pretty crazy how far he went with it. But there was one line in it that I’ve never forgotten: “Cash is scarce. If I want to sell you […]

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Challenge Savings (& Podcast) Update: $4,990.84

August 28, 2015
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I swear we’ve just did one of these like last month? And the month before that, and before that, that, that, that, that ,that ,that , and that? Damn time flies. And don’t worry, if these are getting played out there’s only one month left in the mission ;) But if you’re new here, THERE’S ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT IN THE MISSION – OMG!! Hurry […]

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“It’s Your Own Fault You Own Expensive Stuff”

August 26, 2015
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On one of my morning walks recently, a nice older gentleman stopped me and asked if I had sat next to him at a recent community hearing. “I did not,” I replied. “What did you and my twin talk about?” “The news about that homeless shelter being made down the street. I lost a little faith in humanity that day.” “Ahhhh,” I nodded, “I’ve heard […]

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Get These Questions Right and Win The Game of Money

August 24, 2015
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Morning hustlers! You ready for a new week? A new chance to improve your finances? How about your mind at the same time? :) Came across another money test on the internets, and according to The Motley Fool if you don’t answer these questions right you’re financially illiterate (d’oh). Here are the 5 questions below, along with my own answers and then followed by theirs. […]

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18 Ways Not to Spend Money This Weekend

August 21, 2015
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Here are 18 ways to have a money-free weekend. In order of importance: Don’t walk into any stores Get off Facebook/Amazon/THE INTERNET Hand someone your wallet. (Preferably someone you know) Throw yourself a 3 minute dance party. (Crank up your favorite song and dance the crap out of it!) Spend one hour brainstorming 10 ideas Only wear clothes that still have their tags on Write someone […]

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GIVEAWAY: Republic Wireless Phone + Service!

August 19, 2015
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Hey Guys! If you’re still needing a push to give Republic Wireless a shot, today could be your lucky day :) I got word that they just released a new phone in their lineup, and to help promote it they shot me a prize package to give away which includes the phone and 3 months of free service – woo! Though the service doesn’t cost […]

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My 6 Favorite Financial Companies This Year (Saving me a Total of $1,659.17 so Far!)

August 17, 2015
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Earlier in the year I set out to be a better financial blogger and pay attention to all the new technology coming onto the scene. We constantly get barraged with the latest “greatest” super-fantastico-will-change-your-life-OMG-TRY-US! type press releases, but I typically hit “delete” and move on my lazy way thinking “they’re not for me.” As if I have all the answers and couldn’t be bothered (hah). […]

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Side Hustle #59: Working at Football Stadiums!

August 14, 2015
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[Hey guys! Have a great job idea for y’all today as part of our Side Hustle Series. As many of you know NFL football is back (yeah, pre-season!), so if you’ve ever dreamed of playing working for your favorite team one day, this could be your ticket :) I’ll see you at the end of the year when my Redskins finally redeem themselves! Watch out!] […]

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What Should I Do With My $200,000 Inheritance?

August 12, 2015
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Got one of those emails recently that you kinda wish happened to you, but also kinda don’t :) A reader has the fortunate problem of figuring out what to do with an extra $200,000 that came his way, and he was hoping to get some insight around it. I told him my answer would be pretty boring, so better that I share with everyone here […]

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