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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

March 15, 2019
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog 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 have […]

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Advice From a Coffee Mug ☕

March 7, 2019
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If you never thought your mug could change your life, think again ;) From my new favorite reader of the blog, Alyssa: Good morning J! I was looking through the office coffee mugs this morning for the biggest mug available to try to get enough caffeine to get me through the day and I found this gem. Not only does it provide the sweet sweet […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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A Bunch of Q&A’s on 529s, Cell Phones, Money Coaching, Minimalism, Blogging, Life, and Business

December 5, 2018
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Hey hey! Got a batch of new questions passed my way over the months, and thought I’d share some of them here in case anyone else is wondering the same things… If there’s something you’ve always wondered about, check out our past Q&As to see if we’ve already answered it, or pass me a note here and I’ll hit you back as soon as I’m […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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7 Habits That Have a High Rate of Return in Life

October 29, 2018
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Saw this on Twitter the other day and had to share it around: [This was first posted 4 months ago and STILL getting shares!] So true, right? Especially that first one? SO WHY AREN’T WE DOING THEM ALL??? ;) I’ll tell you why: it’s hard, haha… But still worth trying for, of course!! Thought it would be enlightening to go down the list and see […]

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“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

October 17, 2018
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Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly. We had been ready […]

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The “Buck An Hour” Rule

October 8, 2018
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Here’s a new way of thinking about your expenses! Saw this comment on our post about the 10 things people don’t expect in early retirement, and been stewing on it all morning since… From commenter DS: I created what I call the ‘Buck an Hour Rule’. Basically entertainment should never cost more than $1/hour of your income. That new video game for $70 should return […]

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35 Mini-Missions To Improve Your Life and Money! ✨

September 10, 2018
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If you love challenges but hate doing the extended ones like we’ve been featuring here lately, you might like today’s ideas better ;) Instead of doing the *same* thing day in and day out for 30+ days, what about doing 30+ *tiny* little challenges – all varied up – so by the end of the month you’ve still accomplished something pretty great? I started sending […]

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What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

September 7, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome back to the site our friend Cubert from AbandonedCubicle.com, who’ll be dishing the dirt on his recent travels, and how he had to curb himself from spending an extra $100,000 upon his return ;) Something I’m sure we could all relate to at multiple times of our lives! Hope you enjoy, and find this helpful!] ******** In late June, I traveled to […]

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15 Things We Like to Tell Kids (That We Don’t Listen to Ourselves)

August 24, 2018
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[Hey guys! Matt from MethodToYourMoney.com is stopping by the site today to remind us of all those sayings our parents used to tell us growing up (that we hated), yet we still turn around and forward over to our own kids ;) But perhaps they should be redirected to ourselves, instead? Take a look and see how many of these you need to be better […]

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What I Learned Tracking My “Wants” For 30 Days!

August 20, 2018
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In a nutshell: I spent a lot of money on coffee and bagels, haha… But also books and history* stuff! Here’s a list of everything I spent on “wants” for the past 30 days. I decided to keep it to only the stuff I spend on *myself* vs others (kids, charities, etc) since that’s what I was most wondering about, and since I’m not looking […]

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40+ Ways to Save More Money & Optimize Your Life :)

June 25, 2018
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Hey hey! Welcome back to another week of $$$ lovin’ chat fests! Y’all have fun with all those giveaways last week?? Find some new books and tips to check out? If you weren’t paying attention, don’t worry – I was making notes in the background of all my favorite tips people were sharing, and today we’re going to list them all because there were some […]

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