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Financial Confessional: “I Was a Check-Bouncing, Collector-Dodging Accountant!”

September 1, 2017
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[Welcome to a new post in our Financial Confession Series :) Up today, Christine Luken who went from financial mess to financial coach! Whip out your coffee and donuts this morning, and enjoy the story…] ******* Four years after I graduated from college, I hit financial rock bottom – hard. I owed three different payday lenders money. I received regular collection calls on my credit […]

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$20 Does The Trick!

August 28, 2017
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I’ve caught myself offering the same advice lately, anytime someone asks me whether they should pay off their debts or start saving for an emergency fund, or start investing, or start saving for an emergency while they’re paying off debt and investing all at the same time. And that’s simply been: “Just start putting $20/mo towards them!” Nothing too crazy or earth shattering, but definitely […]

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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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“You do not have to worship money to want to have control over it.”

July 31, 2017
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This probably comes off strange right after our post on hiring escorts Friday, but what can I say – we’re an equal opportunity blog here :) And truth be told, this stuff is much more aligned with my own views and lifestyle, despite it not being as sexy (quite literally!). I got this email from another reader of our site – we’ll call her “Gloria” […]

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Ten Moves That Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth

July 21, 2017
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[My man ESI makes a return today to share his tips on what to REALLY focus on in order to grow our wealth exponentially. You might remember him from his previous post that went viral on the 10 things he didn’t expect in early retirement, which he’s still very much in and still very much enjoying :) Thanks for taking the time, good sir!] ******** […]

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“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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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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Could You Come Up With $2,000 in An Emergency?

March 29, 2017
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Hey hey! So my plan to hit you with that awesome savings account I hinted at on Monday will have to wait some more (couldn’t get my act together – sorry!), but I promise we’ll be back to the saving obsession here shortly, particularly after reading these crazy stats I’m about to share with y’all today. I always know it’s time to share them when […]

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An Ode to Debt

March 17, 2017
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[Sup y’all! Please enjoy this fun little ditty by resident blogger Lance who likes to stop by any time he thinks we need a quick kick in the ass ;) You might remember him from our Financial Confessional Series or perhaps his beautiful classifieds around Valentine’s Day. He’s got no shortage of opinions!] ******* Ever have a friend or co-worker that emotionally drains you every […]

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Financial Overheards Round III

March 15, 2017
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Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 10, 2017
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[Another Friday, another tantalizing guest post! This week we feature another one from my boy Lance who you might remember from our Financial Confessional series (he’s the one who interviewed that dude sitting in jail for stealing millions of dollars). Thought this was a good one to run today, what with Valentine’s Day coming up ;) It’s the perfect time to reevaluate your relationships! Haha…] […]

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The 10 Crack Commandments (of Finance)

January 30, 2017
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Yo yo yo! Ready to rap about that money today? Our friend Giovina reminded me of this song when we accidentally left it out of a post on Rockstar Finance – The 12 Hidden Money Lessons in Hip Hop – and I immediately new I had to publish it here. ‘Cuz you know – rappers know what they’re talking about with money ;) It’s pretty […]

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Would You Go To Jail For a Week to Pay Off Your Debts?

January 25, 2017
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According to a survey of 1,911 millennials asked by Acorns, almost 10% of them would! And for only $10,000 of debt clearing too – that’s pretty ballsy. Of course, that also means 90% of them wouldn’t dare risk it, but that doesn’t make nearly as titillating a blog post ;) How about you? Would you do it? I asked a similar question last year about taking […]

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