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PTSD For Money?

April 20, 2016
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Caught a fascinating email this morning on financial stress just released by Payoff.com. In a nutshell, their research finds that nearly 1 in 4 Americans, and 1 in 3 millennials, suffer from PTSD-like symptoms caused from financially-induced stress. Something they’re labeling as “Acute Financial Stress” or “AFS“. Here’s what that means in the real world (taken from their press release): People suffering from this condition […]

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That Time I Borrowed $14,000… Then Gave it Right Back

March 30, 2016
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For those of you on pins and needles just waiting for an update on that $14,000 Mom & Dad Loan dilemma, (you know who you 3 are), wait no longer… I took it! And then I turned around and gave it right back! Haha… Truth be told, this was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in quite some time, and after two […]

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6 Hot Money Events (and Challenges!) Coming Up

March 25, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been coming across a ton of cool freakin’ events & courses going on in our money world, and thought you’d want to hear about them. (And hopefully participate!) They span all kinds of areas from killing debt, amassing savings, leveling up your biz/hustle, a financial road trip!, and my own personal favorite – a new $$$ book club on the scene :) […]

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Giving Away $500 to Help Pay off Your Student Loans!

March 21, 2016
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What up, debt slayers! It’s a great day to be on this blog if you’re holding any student loans right now :) We’re partnering with my friends over at StudentLoanHero.com and gonna help one of y’all kill off a solid $500 of that nasty debt of yours! And hopefully help the rest of you by sharing a little about what SLH does for people too, […]

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29 Quick Money Tricks

March 7, 2016
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“Simply making decisions, one after another, can be a form of art.” – John Gruber So the other day I was feeling bored and pretty unproductive, and rather than waste even more of my time I decided to shoot a note to my online friends and see if I could learn something new. What they came back with was pretty juicy, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog […]

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Would You Rather… Cash vs Debt Edition

February 26, 2016
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Happy Friday y’all! As you know, I’m a big believer that knowing your personality plays a HUGE role in how you manage your finances – for the better or the worse. It’s no secret that I personally choose paths that excite me more than other, possibly “smarter,” financial routes, but I also know myself well enough that if I can’t stay motivated then none of […]

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Why I’m Crushing on Credit Karma (And My Challenge To You)

February 24, 2016
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What up finance nerds! Who’s ready to get into some credit score action today? Who wants to try and dethrone me off the highest score I’ve ever received in my life? :) I hope it’s you. I won’t get into the 101 reasons why it’s important to know your score and what goes into it all, but please believe me when I say it’s an […]

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This Just In: Credit Card Debt is the Most Embarrassing Kind of Debt There Is

February 5, 2016
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I know what you’re thinking right now, “Credit card debt??? I had no idea! I thought medical debt – or at least student loans – would be the most embarrassing? I mean, who likes telling people they went to college??” I’m sorry to say though, friends, it’s true… A whole poll was commissioned on it and everything, and we now know for certain that people […]

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Would You Take a Loan From Your Parents?

January 27, 2016
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Hypothetically, let’s say there’s this guy you know who just dropped $14,000 to get rid of his house so he can be mortgage-free, but due to this his cash reserves took a major hit and his wife is now worried there’s not enough padding for emergencies. And then let’s also suppose that this person’s parents called up and said – “Hey, wanna borrow $14,000 and […]

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What If You Could See *DEBT* Like You Could Snow?

January 22, 2016
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Well, it’s the day of the Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, and if estimates are correct it’ll be one of the biggest storms to hit us since the 1920’s. And unfortunately you can’t have a conversation with anyone without them bringing it up! But do you know what people AREN’T freaking out about left and right? Their debt problems. And it boggles my mind […]

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How To Get Rich, According to Mark Cuban

January 13, 2016
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In 2008, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban wrote a post on how to get rich. In 2011, this same billionaire re-posted it again as the economy continued to go south. That same year Business Insider syndicated it, a handful of other major media ran with it, and then the highly regarded financial outlet, Budgets Are Sexy, smartly covered it too ;) As I sit here in […]

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The Last Day My Mom Will Ever Work :)

November 30, 2015
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Six months ago my mother got a notice from her work that they’re offering early retirement packages. She’d always just assumed she’d retire at 65 since that’s when people retire, but out of curiosity she ran it by her financial adviser who told her she could have retired a while ago and to start reading more financial blogs ;) The next day she put in […]

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A Great Way to Think About Paying Off Debt!

November 27, 2015
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Sandy left this on our how to spend less and save more article last week, and thought it was a brilliant way to stay motivated paying off your debt. Specifically with mortgage debt. Check it out: I remember every time I wrote that check and put it in the mail, I would wait for it to post to my account and I would imagine that […]

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A List of 8 Guiding Principles For Money

October 28, 2015
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Welcome to another day of being a live and growing that money! How lucky are we?? (Answer: very) Stumbled across a brand new finance blog that dropped a couple of weeks ago, and was sold after seeing her list of financial commandments. The blog’s called “The Freedom From Money” and here are her commandments, followed by my own quick thoughts: ******* #1. Avoid Waste. 99% […]

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