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What My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

August 25, 2017
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[Please welcome one half of the duo from DukeofDollars.com today, as Jack spills his heart here on all things financial he learned from growing up in a helluva toxic household, ugh… As a parent this KILLS ME, and I wish this upbringing on no kids out there! What is wrong with people????] ******** The first time I rode a four wheeler as a kid, my […]

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Sneaky Credit Card Penalties!

August 21, 2017
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Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the “pay” button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs […]

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Beware of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Debt)

June 12, 2017
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This is a quick note to remind us that not everything goes to plan – even when you do hit FIRE!! (Left in the comment section of our early retirement quiz last week) I haven’t really done the quiz – but rather than be a role model for y’all, let me be your warning. I had aimed for retirement by 50. And achieved it. At […]

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Let’s Bring the $2.00 Bill Back!!

February 6, 2017
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When it comes to cash, I’m an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still […]

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Some Pretty Explosive $$$ Stats!

October 26, 2016
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I’ve been saving up a bunch of stats that PR companies send me, and after seeing a whopper of one today I decided it was the day to unleash them :) Check ’em out and see where you fall, and then we’ll recap the takeaways at the end.. Ready. Set. Hide your coffee! “The typical consumer will pay $279,002 over their lifetime in interest payments.” […]

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How Money’s Handled Around The World (Fascinating!)

May 30, 2016
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Heyo! Ever wondered how people save money around the world? Or take out loans/mortgages, get credit scores, pay for college, or even invest in retirement? No? Oh, wrong blog sorry… Here you go. For all others, feast your eyes on these financial factoids spanning from Singapore to Denmark, Brazil, Guatemala, Germany, New Zealand, to the oui sexy France! Some of this is awesome, and some […]

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Finally – The Magic Number You Need to Retire!!

February 17, 2016
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I almost vomited a little in my mouth, but that headline needed to be written. How many times have you heard that you need $X million in the bank in order to retire safely? Or that you can’t even think about retiring until you’re XX years old? Now how many times have you then thought about punching yourself in the face because trying to save […]

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Financial Domination: a Fetish My Wallet Opts Out Of!

June 10, 2015
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It’s funny to go from writing about my mother to financial fetishes, but I couldn’t help pass this one up. (Hope you’re not reading anymore, mom!) Did you know there was something out there called Financial Domination?? I didn’t, until this guy emailed me about it and I almost spit out my coffee. Here’s what he wrote: I notice that you’ve previously featured x-rated jobs […]

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“What The Hell Is a Wishing Well?”

April 27, 2015
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If you ever had to attend a wedding or any of the parties that surround it, you’re going to appreciate this email. If you’re the couple who’s referenced here, you’re probably not :) I want your comments/tips/thoughts afterwards! Hi there, I have a question for you. I have an engagement party this weekend. On the lovely commercially printed invite are the words “wishing well optional.” […]

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The Millionaire [Liar] Next Door

November 19, 2014
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So…. Remember our ol’ pal Anton who we featured here last month for hitting a million dollars before 27? And then it went viral on social media and other finance blogs, eventually landing him on the home page of Yahoo! Finance? Yeah, apparently he duped us. While he is a legitimate millionaire, it seems the route he got there was anything but “self-made.” Here’s what […]

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That Time I Got in (Another) Car Accident… And Other Money Musings.

June 13, 2014
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Remember how last year around this time I hit a car that jumped out in front of me? And my car was considered “totaled?” But I took the money and ran (was other driver’s fault) and then two months later I backed into another car? Because I slammed on reverse instead of forward? Those were the days… And now, we add yet another car accident […]

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What happens when you think about money too much…

April 9, 2014
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You get a call from a friend saying they owe “bad people” $8,500 And if they don’t get it by the end of the day, “bad stuff” will happen to them So they ask if they can borrow the money from you because they’re broke Only you don’t trust you’ll get it back, so you offer a different alternative instead Which is that you’ll sell […]

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It’s 5 am – Do You Know Where Your Credit Card Info Is?

March 19, 2014
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For the second dang time in the same dang month, I’ll have to update my freakin’ dang credit card info across all the sites it’s freakin’ attached to. If you ever want to annoy the piss out of yourself, throw your card out the window right now and then request a new one :) We’ll commiserate together! But, luckily all this bitching comes with a […]

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“I Need Money Bad, But I Don’t Want a Roommate. Also, Can I Buy These Lottery Tickets?”

February 11, 2014
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That’s a conversation I ran into this morning at our 7-11. While, randomly enough, turning in some of my own lottery tickets! Hah! (I received some as stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas (love that!) and won a whopping $8.00 :)) Let me set the scene for you: The person who spouted this was a male Probably in his 50’s, maybe even 60’s He was a […]

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