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The Credit Card Vault

Hey guys! If you’re looking for all my sexy posts on credit cards from over the years, you can find them all below. If you’re in the search for awesome credit cards to pick up, then I can also help you out ;) Check out my list of the best credit card offers out there! I’ve hand-selected some of the greatest cash-back, rewards, balance transfer, and even some pretty dope college student credit cards from around town. Should be able to find a nice gem in there for ya…

(And if you happen to be a more *visual* person, then check out those same offers (plus more) on my credit card montage page! Haha… whatever works…)

Then be sure to come back and read my post on budgeting with credit cards So you don’t get in trouble!! If you don’t play nicely with them, you can end up in a much bigger world of hurt :( So STAY AWAY completely if you don’t trust yourself well enough yet – that’s just fine. Maybe after reading some posts over the weeks you’ll be in a lot better mindset ;)

Proof That Getting Out of Debt is VERY Possible

November 12, 2013
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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about debt since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it for most of my life (outside of mortgages, ugh…), BUT, I’m 100% convinced that anyone who truly wants to get out of debt can do it. It may not be tomorrow, or the next year, but it’s VERY much possible to do if you prioritize and hustle […]

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9 Tips to Simplify Your Finances

November 4, 2013
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As many of you know, I’m all about simplifying, simplifying, simplifying. We’ve done it with 99% of our bank accounts/retirement accounts – having everything under one roof – and I continue to work on mastering it across other ares of our lives too. Even when it backfires on me like it does every now and then (dang you wardrobe!). So when I was reading one […]

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Wallet Crashing #2: Personal Finance Expert, Author, and Today Show Personality – Jean Chatzky!

November 1, 2013
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Welcome to our 2nd round of Wallet Crashing! Last time you got a sneak peak of none other than Mr. J. Money‘s wallet money clip, and this time I’m proud to show off the contents of personal finance expert and author, Jean Chatzky‘s bag! Apparently none of us use old fashioned wallets any more :) For those not familiar with Jean, let me help pimp […]

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This Month’s Hits & Misses

October 18, 2013
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Good morning my sexy little budgeters! I hope y’all have had a killer week and you’re ready to extend the awesomeness into the weekend :) If you’re hitting up FINCON13 with me here in St. Louis, make sure to snag me and say hi! I doubt there’ll be too many people with mohawks and mustaches – but you never know what Mr. Money Mustache is […]

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What I learned about money growing up in former USSR

October 3, 2013
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[Today's article by Anton from Financessful... UPDATE: Site recently shut down due to new information that's come to light regarding Anton...  Sad sad stuff to hear.] I was born in the USSR and am damn proud of it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a die-hard communist by any means (I’m running a business here in America, after all :)). I simply respect the […]

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Wallet Crashing #1: J. Money

September 27, 2013
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What up, what up! Welcome to the debut of our new series on the site we like to call “Wallet Crashing.” Where I go around and take a peek at the contents of people’s wallets, purses and murses, and then report back all the findings to you fine folks. Equipped with pictures and all or of course it never really happened! Just one more thing keep […]

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How I Fought My Financial Demons of The Past and Won

June 27, 2013
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(Guest post by Natalie of the blog, Debt And The Girl) Do you ever feel like something is hovering over your shoulder? Like something is looming behind you that you cannot explain? I certainly have. It is not a menacing presence but more of a reminder of financial “demons of my past” as I like to call it. (Editor’s Note: Anyone watch Dexter? :)) We […]

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On Debt: Generation X vs. Generation Y

March 20, 2013
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Came across this pretty cool press release this morning by SaveUp.com (weird right? a press release being cool? ;)), and thought it made for some perfect banter today. Little pieces of A.D.D. candy for us finance nerds, if you will. Here were the quick takeaways: Generation X (born in 1965-1980) <– Where I fall, unfortunately. Average mortgage debt: $181,706 (over 21% above the US average) […]

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A Negative Credit Card Balance?

February 18, 2013
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As many of you probably (should) do, I log in to all my accounts each morning to make sure all my pennies are playing nice with each other in their respectable homes :) Most of the times they are, but every now and then a few like to sneak out and I’m left organizing a quick man hunt in pursuit of collecting back my troublesome […]

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Credit Score Dating Anyone?

February 7, 2013
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(Guest post by Eric Rosenberg, from the personal finance blog Narrow Bridge Finance) Anyone who has hit the dating circuit over the last few years knows that it is a bit of a jungle out there. Gone are the days when the only things that mattered are your sweet car and ripped biceps. The days when women found your bad boy attitude a turn-on are […]

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