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Want these books and goodies before I donate them?

August 17, 2018
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Good morning beautiful people! We’re going hard still with our one-a-day decluttering challenge, and it’s time now to physically remove these items from our house before none of it counts! ;) Half of them will be going to our local thrift store here, but wanted to see if some of them you guys would like as they’re pretty on target with what we talk about […]

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Financial Stats Bomb!

August 15, 2018
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Just got a note about TD Bank’s 4th annual “Love and Money” survey, and it reminded me we haven’t done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here’s a plethora of data I’ve collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over… I’ve tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are […]

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3 Years Waking Up Early Like Benjamin Franklin!

August 13, 2018
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Any of you around when I tried living like Benjamin Franklin for an entire week? Failing miserably at half his routine, but rocking the 5 am wake-ups? I don’t know how the man did it (oh wait, yes I did – he never took care of his kids or house!!), but I give him credit for being completely obsessed with his trade. And hey, the […]

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“Simple money questions I ask myself”

August 10, 2018
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Check out this email I got in response to our post on Mr. Wendal the other day. So many great questions to reflect on! Money is a tool, something we need, and has only what value society ascribes to it. Too often, we forget this. Society, as a whole, doesn’t always remember to value all life, or even all humans. Society is made of the […]

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Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

August 8, 2018
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I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]

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Another Fun Challenge Idea –> $1,000 in 100 Days!

August 6, 2018
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Here’s another great challenge to try if you’re looking to up the game! >> Save an extra $1,000 over the next 100 days! << Think you could do it? :) Torrie’s going for it over at ToLoveAndToLearn.com, and thought it made for an excellent short term goal no matter what your plans for the money are. Particularly if you’re aiming to hit an even larger […]

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Great Reads For Your Wallet’s Pleasure 💸💸

August 3, 2018
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Hey hey! Got another helping of financial knowledge to serve you today, this time from other great people doing great things online :) Below are my favorite articles/videos/sites I came across in July… If you find something you like, pass it along to your own communities afterwards! ******* Dollar Street [Interactive project] via GapMinder.org — “Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined […]

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Net Worth Report #127: $867,121.96 (+$23,554.74)

August 1, 2018
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What up what up! It’s a good day to sit down and finally start tracking that money if you haven’t already! I’m looking at you, Anthony H.! 👀 Haven’t been paying attention to the markets lately, but apparently it did pretty well this month eh? I used to log on every day and obsess over it, but over time I realized it was completely out […]

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20 Questions to Ask your Significant Other About Money

July 30, 2018
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If you’re on this blog you’ve probably discussed a lot of this stuff with your significant other already, but on the off chance you haven’t – or need a good push! – here’s a list of 20 great questions to talk about the next time you guys are in “the mood.” And bonus points if you actually go over them while “in the nude!” (Heyo!) […]

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Finding Mr. Wendal Again

July 27, 2018
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Morning guys! Found this song on MP3 doing my daily decluttering challenge, and was blown away by how powerful it still is! Touches on so many things we talk about here – charity, freedom, introspection, and even those on which we don’t, but are still unfortunately very prevalent in our society. Was super moved all over again at how beautiful this song is, and hopefully […]

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7 money goals to hit by the time you’re 35

July 25, 2018
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If you’re over 35, I’m sorry – you’re too late for these! – but if you’re under 35 then HURRY UP AND MAKE THESE HAPPEN OR DIE IN FINANCIAL RUIN!! Just kidding, haha… I just love how dire these lists always seem, don’t you? ;) As if everything always hinged on age and age alone? There are some pretty good ones on this list though, […]

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I’m getting rid of one thing every day for the next 30 days – wanna join me?

July 23, 2018
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Last year something amazing happened. Our basement flooded from a faulty dishwasher, and we ended up having to throw out a couple of damaged boxes from our storage. Not the most exciting of events it would seem, but inside one of those boxes was something I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with for years! MY CHILDHOOD TROPHIES!!! The bane of all minimalists! […]

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Sayings I wish were true

July 20, 2018
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Here are a bunch of financial phrases I wish were true, along with some that I’m glad are not. If you ever wondered what I do on my spare time, this is it :) ****** Being worth your weight in gold At gold hovering around $1,240/oz currently, I’d be worth approximately $3,441,000! Having a license to print money Yes please! Cash cow That would be […]

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Are You Down With OPM? (Other People’s Money?)

July 18, 2018
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(Big ups to A. Money for the throwback OPP’esque reference ;)) Welcome to Round II of Other People’s Money! Where we blast out juicy numbers for everyone to see, and then include a snapshot on their background for even further ogling perspective ;) Up this time around: a millionaire who doesn’t feel like a millionaire, a traveling Cardiac ICU Registered Nurse, a Hebrew software engineer, […]

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