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Peter And The Magic Thread

April 14, 2017
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In honor of Easter coming up, I thought we’d share a short fable today :) Let this be a story to marinate on over the weekend, and maybe even bookmark for the future. Hat tip to Sarah Noelle who I first heard this from, and ironically enough, almost exactly a year ago today! The Magic Thread In this French tale we read of Peter, a […]

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8 Tips for Appreciating What You Have

April 12, 2017
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Hey guys! I just finished reading a killer article on appreciating what you have over at ExperienceLife.com ( pretty cool site/magazine btw, never heard of before?) and littered throughout it were handfuls of great tips to help you become better at life. If you read minimalism blogs you may have heard some of these before, but I thought we’d highlight a bunch of them here […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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6 Great $$$ Ideas To Steal

March 13, 2017
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One of the best things about blogging is starting conversations, and then watching all your smarty pants friends chime in with clever ideas of their own ;) I’ve been collecting a handful of them over the months, and thought today was as good a day as any to share them around so that you guys can steal them too. Hope they help! Idea #1: No […]

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Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

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“How Do I Use This Money To Honor My Grandparents?”

February 8, 2017
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Got an email recently from someone and almost overlooked it as the title said something about asking my opinion on savings bonds, zzz… Fortunately I pushed through, and hidden inside was a lovely question about how to honor some gifts given to the person around 30 years earlier :) Here is the note below, followed by my kinda-sorta-could-be-good-advice afterwards? I’ll need your help coming up […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

December 22, 2016
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog (Larry) who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would […]

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I’m Back! What Did I miss? :)

December 12, 2016
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Heyo! Well that was a fast month! Who’d you see? Where’d you go? Who’d ya meet? What’d ya know?’ (Sex & The City reference for the win – BOOM!) I’ll answer first if you will next? Who’d you see? My wife, my kids, my laptop Where’d you go Starbucks and our money forums! Turns out both are pretty addicting, and even more so when combined […]

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Oh, The Judging!

October 21, 2016
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My wife: “Honey – I got hit on today!!” Me: “Umm…. congrats?” Wife: “That never happens anymore! He was upset that I rented, but he was definitely hitting on me.” *** At this point I start paying attention more ;) *** Me: “How do you go from “hitting on me” to “renting?”” – I cautiously asked. Her: “Oh, I was at this expo hall during […]

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19 Ways to Be Better Today Than Yesterday

October 14, 2016
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Okay, so today was supposed to be a post about hustling and earning more money, and then it changed when I offered up my seats to an older couple 15 minutes ago (I’m at Starbucks) and they started reading an email they got out loud. Which said, in a nutshell, someone very close to them just passed away suddenly and now it’s time to start […]

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Some Tricks That Help Me Be Better at Life

October 12, 2016
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In college I used to do this thing where I’d treat myself to a new t-shirt anytime I’d take a test. It didn’t matter if I did well on the test or not (as long as I fully completed it, the perk was activated!), but as crazy as it sounds, it actually did wonders to my psyche! Not that I wasn’t going to take the […]

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Why Women Should Always Have Their Own Stash

October 7, 2016
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[Happy Friday y’all! Got a guest article today from my girl Pauline of ReachFinancialIndependence.com and InvestmentZen.com who’s super passionate about ALL women having their own money regardless of relationship status. I agree 100%, but probably more appropriate coming from another woman vs a dude :) So take it away, Pauline!] First came love, then came the money talk. My money and his money would never […]

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Dear Wife, Here’s How to Spend My Life Insurance Money When I’m Gone!

September 28, 2016
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You know what’s awesome? Dreaming about all the things you’d do if you won the lottery :) You know what’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your family can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money ;) Because if there’s anything worse than dying itself, it’s dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems […]

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What I’d Like to Teach My (Dumb-Ass) Tenants about Money

September 26, 2016
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[Got a feisty article for y’all today while I recuperate from the festivities that is FinCon (our financial blogging conference – where, contrary to belief, we consume more than just #’s :)). I think you’ll enjoy this one ‘cuz Mark says all the things we wish we could say to our neighbors but don’t, haha… And they may or may not apply to ourselves as […]

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