Debt

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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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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Qoins: A “Rounding Up” App That Pays off DEBT!!

October 24, 2016
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Guys!! I found the third app to complete the Financial Trifecta!!! We already have a killer one for helping us *save* our money (Digit), and then of course another great one that helps us *invest* our money (Acorns), but now – FINALLY – we have one that will help us do the one major problem most of us have: PAYING OFF OUR DEBTS! It’s called […]

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What Payday Lenders Don’t Want You to Know About

September 7, 2016
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We’ve all heard to stay away from payday loans, but why is that? Why are they so horrible? Should you ever get one? (Spoiler alert: NO) This post should help clear things up a bit… Though fair warning, you might want to sit your wallet aside so you don’t throw up on it :) But first, what are payday loans? According to the Consumer Financial […]

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Debt is Like Kissing Your Sister… and Liking It

August 31, 2016
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In honor of my brother’s birthday, I’m re-sharing a post he wrote here over 7 years ago. It needs to see the light of day again because it’s so freakin’ hilarious! You’re totally going to like him more at the end of this too – and that’s okay. He gets a break once a year ;) ******* I used to be a squirrel – a […]

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Avoiding Debt Is More Important Than Your Credit Score!

August 26, 2016
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What would you rather have? No debt or a better credit score? If you’re the folks at TD Bank, apparently you take the score. Their PR department just shot me a pretty lame press release, and after asking if I was going to share it with my audience twice within 24 hours (impatient, much?) , I decided to give them what they want. Though it […]

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11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
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‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

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What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

August 12, 2016
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I asked some friends the other day what was harder – paying off debt or saving – and here were the results after 144 people responded: (Love twitter polls!) 39% thought saving was the hardest, and paying off debt clocking in at 33% – six percentage points lower. But on the plus side, it means 72% of you find “being awesome” comes easy! And this […]

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How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

July 11, 2016
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[Hey guys! Out at the beach this week, but as promised I’ve got a handful of killer guest articles for you starting with this one – on how a reader completely changed his finances around by building out an impressive spreadsheet! He drops screenshots of it, as well as descriptions of what each of the twelve tabs do (yes, 12!!) and it’s all pretty amazing […]

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