Budgeting

How to Lose a Million Dollars

October 19, 2016
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[Today’s post is by a new blogger on the scene, AbandonedCubicle.com, who’s currently planning an early retirement by his mid-forties. He doesn’t have everything neatly planned out for his life “after the cube” yet, but he’s definitely had to learn a few things to get here. And today he shares some of these things, along with the hefty price tag he paid to acquire them […]

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It’s National Spreadsheet Day!

October 17, 2016
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Goooood morning sexy budgeters! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, National Spreadsheet Day arrives :) A day to finally rejoice around something important! Haha… According to DaysofTheYear.com: A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet […]

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12 New Financial Companies to Watch For!

September 30, 2016
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‘Sup, players! Finally settling in from FinCon last week, and MAN what a whirlwind… Tons of great talks, food, scenery (was hosted in San Diego!), and most importantly of all – friends. It’s not every day you get to see bloggers in real life, and many of us took full advantage of it either in the halls or on the dance floors (but mainly on […]

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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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What Kind of Saver Are You?

September 21, 2016
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It’s quiz time! What type of saver are you? The Magician, The Salt + Pepper, The Rock Star, or The Goalie? Find out below, courtesy of an email I got from South State Bank – a bank I’ve never heard of until today (based in NC, SC and GA) but whom I now like for helping keep this stuff fun :) It doesn’t take much! […]

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Avoiding Debt Is More Important Than Your Credit Score!

August 26, 2016
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What would you rather have? No debt or a better credit score? If you’re the folks at TD Bank, apparently you take the score. Their PR department just shot me a pretty lame press release, and after asking if I was going to share it with my audience twice within 24 hours (impatient, much?) , I decided to give them what they want. Though it […]

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What I Learned Tracking Every Last Penny For 6 Years

August 22, 2016
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[Hey y’all! I found out that one of my favorite podcasters has been tracking ALL of his expenses for over 6 years now, and asked him if he’d give us an inside look at them. You know, cuz we’re nerds like that ;) Apparently he’s never looked at the overall picture before, so we’re the first people to see what’s hiding in the numbers! Enjoy!] […]

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How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

July 11, 2016
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[Hey guys! Out at the beach this week, but as promised I’ve got a handful of killer guest articles for you starting with this one – on how a reader completely changed his finances around by building out an impressive spreadsheet! He drops screenshots of it, as well as descriptions of what each of the twelve tabs do (yes, 12!!) and it’s all pretty amazing […]

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It’s True: You Could Hire Someone to Pay Your Bills and Save Money For You

April 25, 2016
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If you ever wanted to throw in the towel and hand over your money to someone else to manage, there’s a group of people who will do this for you. They’re called Daily Money Managers, and they typically cater to the elderly, the wealthy, those who are too busy/too lazy, or pretty much any mixture there of. And the reason I know this is because […]

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How Angelina Jolie Budgets (It’s Good!)

April 1, 2016
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(And no – this is not an April Fool’s joke… though now I wish I would have come up with something more fun to trick you all on :)) As I was going through some rabbit holes online yesterday, I came across this gem by the one and only Angelina Jolie and my pants jaw just about dropped to the floor. “Save one-third, live on […]

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More Inductions To The Saving Hacks Hall of Fame!

February 8, 2016
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When I was a kid, I used to sneak in double cheeseburgers off the dollar menu for snacks every time I hit up the movie theater. My friends would laugh at me, but my wallet wouldn’t when it saw them drop $20 for tub of popcorn and $30 for a bag of skittles. I also used to call my parents collect from payphones whenever I […]

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7 (Awesome) Perks Money Buys You

January 11, 2016
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You might be surprised to hear this, but I did not win the $900 million jackpot on Saturday (now up to $1.3 BILLION btw – wow). I have, however, won earned almost half a million over the course of my lifetime, and with it comes a number of perks similar to that of winning the lottery :) Here’s a handful of them, for all those […]

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YNAB Review: “YNAB Completely Changed Our Financial Life”

January 6, 2016
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Hey guys! I am SO excited to share this article with y’all today because I haven’t done a good job writing about YNAB myself (You Need A Budget) and that’s just crazy cuz this is a budgeting site!! And I love what they’re doing over there! So please welcome my boy Vic from DadIsCheap.com today who shares his story on how it’s completely changed his […]

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The Last Day My Mom Will Ever Work :)

November 30, 2015
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Six months ago my mother got a notice from her work that they’re offering early retirement packages. She’d always just assumed she’d retire at 65 since that’s when people retire, but out of curiosity she ran it by her financial adviser who told her she could have retired a while ago and to start reading more financial blogs ;) The next day she put in […]

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