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Money Jokes For All!

April 26, 2017
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“It’s raining farts!” That’s what my four year old proudly exclaimed as he busted into our bedroom the other morning :) Very typical of him, always trying to break the “no potty talk” rule since you obviously can’t enforce it when you’re laughing right alongside him (!!). Kids are experts at this. Pushing the limits of fun, and reminding us adults not to be so […]

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Use This Chart to Save $1,000 This Year!

March 27, 2017
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If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??) $1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you’re in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I’d probably first sigh, and […]

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Are You “Retirement Free?” Check Out This Calculator!

March 8, 2017
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Guys!!! You know how we’re always wanting more money no matter how much we already have? Or how we’re always getting impatient with ourselves, even though we know we’re doing okay and it just takes a gazillion years to get to financial freedom? Well, I just stumbled across this BRILLIANT idea by Chris at KeepingThrifty.com and it’s totally helping me to *appreciate* my money more.  […]

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A Beautiful Way to Save Money on Cards?

March 1, 2017
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[Me playing with my mom’s copy machine at 4 years old!] Remember over the summer when I vowed to go through one box a week until our basement was decluttered? Well, I lasted a solid 2+ months but eventually life took hold and I’m now averaging about a box every month. But hey – I’m still at it! And this month I’ve decided to put […]

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The Blog Directory is Finally Here :)

February 15, 2017
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Whelp guys, after 9 years of dreaming about this thing, 5 years of thinking I should probably do something about it, and then 3 months of actually *taking action* on it, I’m proud to announce that our industry’s very first blog directory is now live. You can check it out here :) –> RockstarDirectory.org We started only adding up the expected stuff like blogger name, […]

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Let’s Bring the $2.00 Bill Back!!

February 6, 2017
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When it comes to cash, I’m an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still […]

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We Bought a Hotel Room (and Now We Live In It!)

October 28, 2016
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[I am sooo excited to share this with y’all today!! I recently found out that Amnesty from Primal-Prosperity.com not only lives in a hotel, but also OWNS the room herself (!!), and has graciously agreed to share the details with us… Thank you, Amnesty! Finally a home I’d be willing to buy! ;)] Yup, you read that correctly – we own a hotel room. About six months […]

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The Financial Empowerment Game™

September 19, 2016
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Wanna know one of the best ways to feel better about your money? Walk into a store and see if you can buy anything in it :) If you can – you’re doing great, congrats! If you can’t (and you’re not at a Benz Dealership) keep working at it until you can. When I first started paying attention to this stuff I used to do […]

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11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
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‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

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The Monk & The Minister

June 17, 2016
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Hey guys! Off house hunting today so dropping a short and sweet one on you this morning :) Which one do you strive to be? The Monk & The Minister Parable: Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways. One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king. Years later they meet up again. As they […]

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We’re About to Be DIKS! (Hubba Hubba)

June 8, 2016
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10 years ago we used to be DINKS (Dual Income No Kids). Then my wife decided to grab a couple extra degrees (a Masters, leading to a P.H.D.), and we quickly became SINKS over night (Single Income No Kids). That was pretty manageable, but then we decided to shake things up even more and pop out a couple of kids, thereby activating SIKS status (Single […]

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Net Worth Update: $503,939.92 (Half-A-Million Mark!)

June 3, 2016
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What’s up money lovers! You’re now looking at a half-a-millionaire, woo-woo! We’re going to Disney World, baby!!!! (Haha yeah right, you know how expensive that is?? ;)) I will be popping bottles though, specifically this one here: Ironically it’s the same bottle my wife and I picked up to celebrate the purchase of our first house 9 years ago which to this day has never […]

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How We Went From a House to a Travel Trailer

June 1, 2016
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[Hey guys! Got a cool story for ya today by my man Vita Valka – a 35 year old freelance web designer from the Czech Republic who convinced his family to switch from a house to a travel trailer after getting tired of their debt. With kids (!!), and while still working on the road! If you ever wondered what that word “digital nomad” meant, […]

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BadVoices.com: A Case Study of an Awful Hustle

May 9, 2016
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Entrepreneur Derek Sivers once said that ideas are worth nothing unless executed well. They are just a multiplier: “The most brilliant idea, with no execution, is worth $20.  The most brilliant idea takes great execution to be worth $20,000,000” The question I’d like to answer today is, what are bad ideas worth when horribly executed? ;) To answer that, we have to rewind 3 weeks […]

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