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An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

October 22, 2018
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Alright, for those who never liked the Benjamin Franklin “scheme” we’ve posted about over the years (wake up at 5 am, reflect, hustle, repeat), here’s an alternative that might suit your personality better: The “Task Immersion” Schedule This was sent over by a reader of this site who’s continually failed at other schedules tested, and after already two weeks implemented has been more motivated – […]

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7 money goals to hit by the time you’re 35

July 25, 2018
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If you’re over 35, I’m sorry – you’re too late for these! – but if you’re under 35 then HURRY UP AND MAKE THESE HAPPEN OR DIE IN FINANCIAL RUIN!! Just kidding, haha… I just love how dire these lists always seem, don’t you? ;) As if everything always hinged on age and age alone? There are some pretty good ones on this list though, […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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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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Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

June 21, 2018
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Getting closer to the end of giveaway week! But still two solid days left of spreading great resources back into circulation ;) This time around – we focus on career and productivity books. But first, yesterday’s lucky new owner of those frugality books! –> Lily @ TheFrugalGene.com. Congrats, friend!! Drinks on you if we ever meet up in real life! ;) Onto Giveaway Day #4: Bundle […]

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10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

June 15, 2018
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[Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka “ESI,” from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We’ve lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller perspective on life after pulling the trigger… Since retiring early – or at […]

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Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
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Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

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“You might get a kick out of our recent financial journey”

March 21, 2018
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Morning! Been emailing with a new reader of this blog, and in the middle of it he shot me his entire financial/career life story which I thought you’d love to see too as voyeurs ;) Always something so raw and beautiful about this type of stuff – no one ever shares in the real word! The clip’s below, along with some follow up questions I […]

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How a Journal Completely Changed My Finances

March 12, 2018
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[Oh do I have a good story for you guys today!! I hope you like long-form posts, because my man Ryland from TheHiddenGreen.com stops by the blog today to pour his heart out to us… Amazing how much your life can change when you find something that *clicks*! And shockingly, it wasn’t a budget that did it for him ;) Take it away, Ryland!] ******** […]

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How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government

February 16, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome Rob Andersen from Mustard Seed Money to the site today, who shares his journey to his first million without having any fancy jobs or skills. It might surprise you how he and his wife got to this point (no it won’t), but it’s testament again and again just how attainable it all is so long as you put in the time and […]

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10 Years of Budgets Are Sexy :)

February 12, 2018
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Here’s something crazy – as of today, I’ve been blogging for over 25% of my life! 10 years of blogging, building, experimenting, community, friends, exploration, growth, loss, and just general happiness that we’re all still together here doing our thing and having fun :) How lucky are we?? And how awesome that someone invented the internet for us?! Haha… I couldn’t have guessed this a […]

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“American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”

February 7, 2018
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Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wondering if it was worth sharing as well on a blog or something. 45 minutes later I gave […]

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A Different Type of Identity Theft

February 2, 2018
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[Hey guys! Caught this article on a newer blog on the scene, FiredandFree.com, and just HAD to re-share it because it’s so thought-provoking! Really makes you challenge how we perceive ourselves and the overall purpose in our lives, particularly around what we do for a living… Great stuff to marinate on over the weekend, thanks Dan!] ******** On October 18, 2016, I walked into a […]

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My Resume of Failures

January 10, 2018
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Remember when that “CV of Failures” went viral last year? Where a Princeton professor (Johannes Haushofer) decided to share all his scholastic fails to better “balance the record and provide some perspective” around his successes? I’ve always thought that was incredibly raw and beautiful. Not only for such great personal reflection, but then to throw it out there for the world to ingest too! Cojones! […]

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