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All about dealing with money as a couple, as well as with family. And recently, babies!! :)

The Budget of Christmas Past

December 15, 2014
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According to Wikipedia, The [Budget] of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits to haunt [J. Money]. This angelic spirit shows [J. Money] scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways, as well as to show the reader how [J. Money] came to be a bitter, coldhearted miser [stunning, […]

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In Which I’m Reminded I’m a Dummy

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday morning our coffee maker broke. Which is a bad thing to happen on any day of the week when you’re a slave to it, but even worse when you were up with sick little kids the night before and are dragging. (Is it bad if I don’t know which I felt more bad for? The kids or me?? ;)) My beautiful wife was kind […]

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That Time We Inherited $3,200

October 15, 2014
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Getting an inheritance is always bitter sweet. On one hand you’re getting a chunk of money for free for doing nothing at all, and on the other someone has to pass away in order for you to receive it. It’s very much bitter, with a tinge of sweet. Then you have the times when it’s 99% sweet and only 1% bitter – like when you […]

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7 Cheap [and Clever!] Ways to Entertain Your Kids

October 3, 2014
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As I sit here staring at my son’s dead bug collection (that’s right, dead bug collection – thanks a lot grandma!!), I can’t help but think of all the other activities we do that give my son endless joy on the cheap. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s often the simpler things in life that excites him vs any fancy pants toys or games […]

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Introducing J. Nickel!

May 14, 2014
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I’m baaaaaaaaaack! And I come bearing babies :) Even though they like to keep mommy and daddy up all hours of the night, those little boogers… That’s our new little one pictured above – already two weeks old now, crazy! You’ll find more down below too, for those who only care about pics today, haha… (you know who you are – MOM!). It’s been a […]

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One-on-One w/ Farnoosh Torabi, Author of the New Book, “When She Makes More” [+ Book Giveaway!]

April 15, 2014
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Hey guys! Welcome to another One-On-One where I interview some of the coolest people I know :) If you missed any of our last ones on Rob Wilson (Aka Hip-Hop’s Financial Advisor) or Extreme Couponer’s Chrystie Vachon, be sure to check them out when you get a chance. Awesome people doing even awesomer things! And now up, my good friend, and published author, Farnoosh Torabi! […]

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The Grand Finale of The Baby $$$ Tracker!

March 24, 2014
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Whelp friends, the time has come to stop tracking all the money our baby has eaten over his lifetime, *tear*. I just can’t keep up with it all, and there’s no way in hell I’m gonna be sorting through TWO babies expenditures to figure out whose is whose in a couple months, bleh… But while I didn’t make it to the 18 years I originally […]

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Would You Rather…

March 21, 2014
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As a blogger, we get pitched a LOT from companies/organizations/spammers and all kinds of scammers. Everyone vying for your attention in hopes you open up their emails andshare all their amazing words with your readers. (Yes, that was sarcasm) 99.98% of them get deleted. But, every now and then you get a fun one like I’m about to share with you today :) One that […]

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What Do You Do With Your “Extra” Money?

March 17, 2014
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That was an EXCELLENT question I got from a reader recently, and it’s one most of us often wonder about ourselves. And one that usually means we’re doing pretty well too :) The people asking this question are currently at #3 of the Cash Flow Categories™: You’re losing money every month/paycheck You’re breaking even every month/paycheck You have more money coming in than coming out […]

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“God will take care of me”

February 27, 2014
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[This is an awesome look into the financial life of a pastor friend of mine, Jon, who also blogs over at 2-Copper-Coins.com with his wife, Krista. I think you'll enjoy this whether you're Christian or not :)] We are super pumped to be writing here at Budgets are Sexy. We recently joined J Money’s “millionaire club” and are big fans of everything you will find […]

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