Debt

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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Warren Buffett Would Be Proud

October 23, 2015
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You know what’s fun? Reading a newspaper again. I randomly picked up a Wall Street Journal yesterday and immediately locked eyes on an article about Warren Buffett and all his financial wizardry. Or rather, the wizardry of all those people who realized he was onto something back in the 60’s and scooped up his stock for a whopping $40!! Can you imagine?? It’s currently trading […]

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11 Tips From My New Millionaire Friend

October 14, 2015
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I don’t know what y’all are drinking these days, but you’re dropping off some mighty fine nuggets around this blog lately! And I’m loving it! I think you need to merge together and come up with your own financial blog or something, haha… But for now, you sit there and read this gem my new friend Mark posted and you enjoy it :) He was […]

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How to Figure Out When You Can Retire.

October 12, 2015
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This is one of my favorite comments ever posted on this site, by Meg: “Every time my husband asks me when we can retire, I tell him that depends on whether he wants to live in a $50K, $500K, or $5M home… We could retire today if we wanted to downsize to the “extreme!” I love it because it sums up EVERYTHING about money and […]

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11 Credit Myths (and Some Tricks I’ve Used to Increase My Score)

September 23, 2015
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Good morning friends! If you think credit is sexy, you’re gonna love today’s post. And if you don’t, well, you’re going to be convinced by the end of it ;) And hopefully learn how to increase your credit score too since the better it gets, the less you pay over time! Which can literally save you thousands! We’ll start with a handful of myths that […]

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How I Paid off $46,500 of Student Loans in 2 years

July 13, 2015
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[Please welcome fellow blogger, Even Steven, to the site to tell ya all about how to pay off student loans while I’m out on vacation :) I got a note from him before I left that he just paid off his entire student loan debt (woo!) and he wanted to announce it here on this blog and share how he did it. I hope this […]

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Secret Savings, Accounts, and Debt – Oh My!

June 29, 2015
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Morning my fiscally sexy peoples! Got forwarded some pretty wild research dug up by the folks at Haven Life recently, and thought we’d break it all down here and spit some truth. Both literally and figuratively – I chopped up the infographic! :) Y’all know my stance on this stuff already (A.G.B.T.T.Y.L.A.M baby! Always Gotta Be Talking To Your Lover About $$$!) but it’s a […]

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Take a Spin on the Wealthometer!

June 22, 2015
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I got this email from a friend, so of course I had to check it out  :) There’s no real point in comparing your own wealth to someone else’s, but of course it’s a fun way to waste a few minutes on a Monday :) And who knows – maybe you’ll get a boost of confidence from it? We’re usually a lot more well off […]

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My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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