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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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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 useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

October 12, 2018
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Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of it ;) It’s a new full-length documentary called “Playing with FIRE“, and it aims […]

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What I’ve Learned Getting Rid of *1 Thing* Every Day! (Going on 48 Days Now!)

August 27, 2018
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So we’re now 48 days into our daily decluttering experiment! Woo! And spoiler alert – I’m never stopping :) I get a high every time I throw something into that donation box! Haha… And I keep finding stuff too, despite being a practicing minimalist. Here’s a list of everything I’ve removed from my house so far: (“removed” = gave away, sold, donated, gifted, or if […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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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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School Project of The Year, Right Here!

June 27, 2018
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I get a lot of notes over the years, but every now and then I’m completely blown away by one, and such was the case yesterday when I opened up my email and found this gem waiting for me… If you’re a teacher, or have friends who are teachers, PLEASE PASS THIS TO THEM and let’s get this course into more schools around the world!! […]

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A Page Full of #Money Memes

May 11, 2018
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I’m just gonna paste up a bunch of my favorite money memes today, because why not? If I missed any good ones, let me know :) – J to the Dollar Sign *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******   *******     *******     *******     ******* […]

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A Free Way to File Your Taxes This Year! (Federal + State)

January 31, 2018
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I know I know, taxes – ugh. But I might have something for you that could save you hundreds of dollars this tax season, both in filing fees, as well as getting back the maximum refunds owed to you. It’s a tool called MyFreeTaxes.com, and despite its somewhat spammy name I guarantee it’s legit ;) Not only do I have a good friend who recently […]

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Is It Time For a “Depth” Year?

January 24, 2018
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Guys, you HAVE to read this post by my friend David Cain – it’s so good!! And EXACTLY the stuff we need to be thinking about as we go along our journeys here: Go Deeper, Not Wider I don’t often get sucked into articles like this, but wow…. such a great piece on perspective and inspiring change in our lives – or rather, FOCUS in […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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Do You Remember The Last Time You Were 100% Debt-Free?

December 20, 2017
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So I just came to a pretty shocking realization this morning: This is the first time in my life where I’ve been 100% completely debt-free since I was a kid (!!!). No credit card debt, no car loans, personal loans, Bank of Mom and Dad loans, no mortgages*, nada. Pretty wild to think about, and even more so considering it took 20 years to get […]

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