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The 6 Sources of Influence

August 5, 2015
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It’s been two days since following in the footsteps of sir Benjamin Franklin, and I must admit I’m loving these 5 am wake ups a lot more than I thought I would. I’ve completely forgotten what it was like to wake up on your own accord (and in silence for that matter – no crying babies, woo!), and it’s quite empowering to be able to […]

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Net Worth Update: $491,174.40 [Up $1k]

August 3, 2015
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Welcome to August! Winter Fall is coming – woo! The best season on the planet! Speaking of Game of Thrones, Verizon is trying to get back on our good side by randomly offering us an entire month’s worth of HBO for free. It’s as if they knew the *exact* time to give us something we couldn’t resist before we kick them to the curb! And […]

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Being Benjamin Franklin For a Week

July 31, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but every now and then I suck at being productive. I have my moments where I get a bunch of stuff done and feel like a complete rock star, but a few days later I’m typically back to “trying to figure it all out again.” And I think a lot of it has to do with finding that optimum schedule […]

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Challenge Savings Update: $4,738.13

July 29, 2015
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Month #10 locked and loaded! Just two more months to go and our 12 month mission of savings will be complete :) Going by pretty fast too, eh? Gotta put those plans into effect TODAY if you want to see big results later! It all adds up over time! Here’s where our savings account is now after 10 months: Pretty wild… Almost $5,000 banked from […]

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Are You Financially Stable? Take This Test.

July 27, 2015
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I’m a sucker for new tests, and Laurie over at Well Kept Wallet just put out a fun one to determine how financially stable we are. There’s 20 questions to it, but most of them you should be able to answer in 2-3 seconds. The ones that take longer you can save for later to extend the joy ;) Here are the 20 questions below, […]

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Do You Know Your Lifetime Wealth Ratio?

July 24, 2015
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In case you weren’t aware, this week is the 2nd National my Social Security Week. An event so glorious to money nerds that I can’t believe I almost missed it! ;) I got an email saying to pass it along to all my colleagues, friends and family, so here you are: July 19th through 25th marks the celebration of our second National my Social Security Week. […]

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Mansions & Mobile Homes

July 22, 2015
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While at the beach last week, I was reminded of how much I love being surrounded by million dollar homes. I know you’re not supposed to get envious of The Joneses and all their things, but I make an exception for mansions. They motivate the crap out of me! Why? Because IT TAKES A TON OF MONEY to be able to afford one of them, […]

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The One Drawer Challenge

July 20, 2015
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Hey guys! Back from the beach and playing catch up (why do you always need a vacation after a vacation?), but wanted to pop in and give you a quick challenge today. And that’s simply to: Open up one drawer today and declutter the crap out of it! It could be an office drawer, desk drawer, kitchen drawer, clothes drawer, or better even – a […]

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5 Awesome Dates That Won’t Break the Bank

July 17, 2015
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[I’m currently at the beach doing my own type of date (with children – hah), but in my stead, please enjoy this fantastic post by Elliott Bailey. Founder of FightForHer.com and lover of keeping the excitement going in relationships. Without killing your wallet!] Budgets buy freedom. Budgets do not buy fancy date nights (not in the short term anyway). This simple fact is one of the […]

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