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Would you ever bank with Amazon, Facebook or Google?

March 19, 2019
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Caught this stat the other day and thought I’d get your opinion of it ;) 58% of Millennials would consider banking with Amazon, Facebook or Google if these tech giants enter the banking space HAH! Could you imagine?? As if they needed any more of our money (or time)!! But I missed the cut off of being a millennial and don’t even have a personal […]

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Stats That Would Make Our Founding Fathers Cringe

February 18, 2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I’ve been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha… All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** “43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set […]

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Financial Stats Bomb!

August 15, 2018
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Just got a note about TD Bank’s 4th annual “Love and Money” survey, and it reminded me we haven’t done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here’s a plethora of data I’ve collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over… I’ve tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are […]

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A Page Full of #Money Memes

May 11, 2018
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I’m just gonna paste up a bunch of my favorite money memes today, because why not? If I missed any good ones, let me know :) – J to the Dollar Sign *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******   *******     *******     *******     ******* […]

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Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
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Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

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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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