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The Budget of Christmas Past

December 15, 2014
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According to Wikipedia, The [Budget] of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits to haunt [J. Money]. This angelic spirit shows [J. Money] scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways, as well as to show the reader how [J. Money] came to be a bitter, coldhearted miser [stunning, […]

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How to Be Invincible

September 22, 2014
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[Yours truly is still hungover gathering his marbles from this weekend's financial nerdfest, so please enjoy a great article today by my blogging friend Matt Becker of Mom and Dad Money. And by "killer," I mean the opposite of that since, ahem, this post is all about being invincible. Take it away, Matt!] How would you like to be invincible? Okay, maybe not truly invincible […]

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Do You Have Money Left Over Each Month?

July 16, 2014
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The whole point of budgeting, besides getting an A from yours truly, is to figure out how much “extra” you’re playing with every month. When all your bills are paid, how much do you have left over? Or an even better question to ask yourself – is there *anything*? As crazy as it sounds, your boy J. never cared about budgets until just a few […]

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A Consumer’s Life in 30 Bullet Points

May 5, 2014
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[We've got a killer article for you today by my new friend, A. Noonan Moose, over at FrugalFringe.com. I figured it would be much more fun (and educational) to read than a post on spit up rags and poopy diapers ;) J. Penny II does say hi though. He'll be making an appearance soon...] A consumer’s life is a life of many choices—hundreds of them […]

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More Tricks to Accomplish Your Goals Faster

April 28, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago we blogged about the power of writing down goals. The response from people was pretty good, but even *better* were some of the other tips and tricks people do to help them reach their goals faster! So rather than keep them buried in the comments for 1/100th of the world to see, I wanted to pimp them out today in […]

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12 Months / 12 Income Streams

April 22, 2014
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I have a friend who goes by Whiskeytrail. He’s been a reader of this blog for years now, and every few months he emails me with interesting experiments he’s trying out. Currently he’s on a mission to land 12 new income streams, one for every month of the year :) Hoping to “change it up some” and learn a ton in the process. I thought […]

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How to Tell if You’re Financially Sexy

April 7, 2014
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It’s no secret that everyone here knows budgeting and proper money management is sexy. As I stated in the creation of this blog over 6 awesome years ago, the calculation doesn’t lie: Budgeting = Confidence = Sexy While proven to be correct, however, it’s been brought to my attention that there’s more to being “financially sexy” than just your management skills. According to my dear […]

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One-on-One with Extreme Couponer (and of Bachelorette Fame), Chrystie Vachon!

March 26, 2014
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That’s right. I said “extreme couponer” and “bachelorette” in the same sentence :) Because any of you who watch either will recognize Chrystie in a second with her trademark tattoos and feistiness. All stuff that made me reach out to her for this interview! (You’re welcome.) But for those who may be out of this “cool” group who’s “in the know” (I freely admit I’m […]

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“God will take care of me”

February 27, 2014
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[This is an awesome look into the financial life of a pastor friend of mine, Jon, who also blogs over at 2-Copper-Coins.com with his wife, Krista. I think you'll enjoy this whether you're Christian or not :)] We are super pumped to be writing here at Budgets are Sexy. We recently joined J Money’s “millionaire club” and are big fans of everything you will find […]

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Is There a Black Hole in YOUR Budget?

January 30, 2014
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[Guest article today by my blogger friend, John Schmoll from FrugalRules.com] What do you think of when you hear the term black hole? According to NASA, some of the hallmark characteristics of black holes are invisibility and varying size. They literally can’t be seen, and can be sized anywhere from a puddle to a sea. What does this have to do with budgeting? A lot […]

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