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3.5 Million Americans Would Rather Go to Jail Than Pay Debt

October 15, 2018
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That was the headline of a press release I just got – isn’t that crazy?? Or maybe it’s not, I don’t know – who am I to judge right? (okay no – it’s definitely crazy ;)) This comes from a recent survey by MyBankTracker, and apparently this wasn’t the only freedom people were willing to give up to rid themselves of their debts once and […]

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Never Have I Ever… Played This Game With Finances!

October 1, 2018
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Remember that drinking game where every time you can’t answer “true” to the questions you have to take a shot? And every time you look around you realize your friends are just as crazy as you are? We’re gonna play this game today, only instead of alcohol we’re swapping in coffee (and instead of random sexual questions, we’re sticking to financial ones ;)) Close your […]

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35 Mini-Missions To Improve Your Life and Money! ✨

September 10, 2018
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If you love challenges but hate doing the extended ones like we’ve been featuring here lately, you might like today’s ideas better ;) Instead of doing the *same* thing day in and day out for 30+ days, what about doing 30+ *tiny* little challenges – all varied up – so by the end of the month you’ve still accomplished something pretty great? I started sending […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

August 8, 2018
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I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]

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Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

June 22, 2018
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It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH! Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them […]

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Johnny told his wife about his debt! (Also: sock mittens)

June 1, 2018
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Hey guys!! So get this – our guy “Johnny” from the other day took everyone’s advice and TOLD HIS WIFE about all his debt!! Despite how scared he was about it all! And I’m happy to say he’s alive and still married, haha… In fact, his wife even commented on our blog post and sounds like a blessing of a person: Hey everyone, An update […]

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The “Debt vs. Savings” Trump Card

May 21, 2018
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Y’all know by now my answer to most financial debates is that the emotions beat out the math, but there’s one thing that always trumps that which I haven’t been the greatest about voicing. Partly because I thought it was obvious, but also because I forget just how nasty the debt industry can be! This Q&A I just had with a reader covers it pretty […]

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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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What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

April 13, 2018
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Came across this ridiculous study by LendEDU but can’t stop looking at it, haha… They asked 1,200 employed Americans a series of “would you rather” questions to see what they’d give up in exchange for a 10% raise, and their answers were as crazy as they were entertaining ;) Here are some of the results – would you do any of these?? ********* 40.06% would […]

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Put Savings Towards Mortgage Balance, or Nah?

April 9, 2018
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That was the subject line of an email I just got :) And since we’ve been on a roll dishing out real life #’s and journeys, let’s add another to the mix and help a reader out, shall we? What would you do if you were in her position? (The first thing I’d do is crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate!!! Check out […]

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Three *New* Financial Apps & Services You Might Like (Plus Some You Might Not? ;))

March 28, 2018
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Heyo! Got a few new financial apps to pass by you this fine beautiful hump day (HUMP DAY!!!!). Some of these I recently took on as new consulting clients because I love what they’re about, and others I have no relationship with but just think are dope. Take a look and see if any of them might help you! I’ll add some other companies we’ve […]

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March’s Student Loan Debt Movement + A New Debt App!

March 2, 2018
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Hey hey – what’s good everybody? Got a couple cool things to share with ya today around nasty student loan debt stuff, so if that’s something you’re currently struggling with, read on, and if not – here’s a different article for you to feast your eyes upon instead –> 9 Awesome Money Jokes! One of these is much more fun than the other ;) But […]

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A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging

February 21, 2018
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What’s up, fiscal friends! Been answering a lot of $$$ questions lately in emails, and thought I’d pass some of them along here in case anyone else is wondering about ’em too… Most of it’s on investing, but there’s also some questions on paying off debt, buying a first home, taking on school loans, tax refunds, and then a smattering on blogging as well. Always […]

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