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Challenge Savings Month #5: $2,954.14 [+$900]

February 9, 2015
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Well that’s been a fast 5 months! Just the other day it seems like I was bitching about my $170 cell phone (and cable!) bills, thinking I’d do exactly what I always do about it over the years – nothing ;) But for whatever reason J. Money 2.0 stepped up to the plate, and here we are with almost $3,000 in the bank that didn’t […]

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Challenge Savings Month #4: $2,029.81 [+$800]

January 12, 2015
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Alright alright alriiiight! Welcome to another rousing Challenge update post where I share everything we’ve put into our new savings account here in hopes it motivates you to do the same :) It really is unbelievable how fast these dollars add up… And I’ll tell you this much – time just keeps on going too, whether we want it to or not! So if you’re […]

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The Cable Diaries – Final Chapter

January 9, 2015
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So, five months ago I decided I was done paying $170.00 every month to our cable provider, and set out to lower it as much as I could without sacrificing quality of life. I didn’t know why we were okay with paying so much over time, but it just seemed “normal” so we never second guessed it (even as a personal finance blogger!). But then […]

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Challenge Savings Account Month #3: $1,209.16

December 5, 2014
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Welcome to the third month of filling up our Challenge Everything Savings Account! We hit $1,000 – hot dogs! I can’t claim all the money came from my killer hustling skills (though we did hit 4/4 things sold this month on Craigslist!), but as my friend Financial Samurai once said, why be ashamed of receiving “un-earned” money? I’ll take it any way I can get […]

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“Pop-Pop J. Money – Lil Vee is Up $4,100!”

November 7, 2014
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I got this amazing comment on the blog yesterday and just had to share it with ya… Not only is it chalk full of lessons and ideas, but it’s freakin’ hilarious and gives me a case of the jellies* every time I read it, haha… Side Hustle Nation represent! WhadUP, J Money! Lil Vee from Charlottesville, VA here. Love, LOVE this and your entire challenge […]

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Challenge Savings Account Update: $406.60

November 5, 2014
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Already onto month #2 with these Challenge Savings! How fast is time going, eh? Yet another reason to start whatever it is  you really want to be doing TODAY as we’ll just be back here again in another 30 days before you know it… Remember that old Chinese proverb? The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is […]

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The “Challenge” Savings Account Total: Month #1

October 20, 2014
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Yo. What’s good y’all? Get into anything juicy over the weekend? We hit up a fair yesterday where Baby Penny and I both slid down the tallest slide we’ve ever seen in our lives. And I won’t tell you which of us was the most frightened ;) But let’s get down to business, shall we… Last we checked on our expense shredding mission (aka Challenge […]

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Challenge #3 Complete: Saving $50/mo on Cable!

September 29, 2014
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[This is part 3 of our 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills (while also FAILING at the same time). You can find part #1 here and part #2 here.] So I totally forgot to share the results with y’all last month on our cable bill stuff. Truth be told, I got all TV hacking tired out so […]

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The New “Challenge Everything” Savings Account!

September 8, 2014
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It’s funny that out of all the days to open a new account I choose today – right after my thesis on condensing bank accounts – but I’ve stumbled onto a great way to kick this “challenge everything” mission into higher gear, and I think the benefits will far out shadow the rule break :) If you recall, one of the main areas we’ve been […]

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How To Stream Media/Internet To Your TV – For Free! [Plus: Chromecast Giveaway]

August 29, 2014
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[This is part 2 of our 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills (while also FAILING at the same time). You can find part #1 here.] We’re back! Last article we went over how to get home phone service for practically free by using Ooma, and this time around we’re tackling the heated Cable/TV part of the telecom […]

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