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Use This Chart to Save $1,000 This Year!

March 27, 2017
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If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??) $1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you’re in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I’d probably first sigh, and […]

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6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical (Every Decade)

February 3, 2017
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[Welcome my friend Ms. Montana today! She recently released a new eBook on the 6 steps to taking a year off every decade, and I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a teaser of it here so we can all learn too ;) She obliged, and now we get to read it today – yay! Hope it helps!] The idea of a […]

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Another Way to Think About FIRE: Freedom, Intellect, Resourcefulness, Enough.

December 26, 2016
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Heyo! It’s my birthday! Let’s sing me a song! Ready? Happy birthday, to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear J. Moooooooooney, happy birthday to me! (Woo!) Thanks – that felt good :) Unlike all this cake I’m about to shove down my throat later and then feel horrible about, haha… but hey, it’s my birthday and I can do as I please! And […]

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The Little Trampoline Inside All of Us

October 31, 2016
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You know what’s funny? Our political candidates. You know what’s funny in a GOOD way? Bill Murray :) (20 mins before show time at The Kennedy Center) I had a chance to watch him be honored at this year’s annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor sponsored by Capital One (thanks for the tix, guys!), and with all the guest comedians that showed up I […]

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19 Ways to Be Better Today Than Yesterday

October 14, 2016
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Okay, so today was supposed to be a post about hustling and earning more money, and then it changed when I offered up my seats to an older couple 15 minutes ago (I’m at Starbucks) and they started reading an email they got out loud. Which said, in a nutshell, someone very close to them just passed away suddenly and now it’s time to start […]

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Some Tricks That Help Me Be Better at Life

October 12, 2016
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In college I used to do this thing where I’d treat myself to a new t-shirt anytime I’d take a test. It didn’t matter if I did well on the test or not (as long as I fully completed it, the perk was activated!), but as crazy as it sounds, it actually did wonders to my psyche! Not that I wasn’t going to take the […]

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The First $100,000 Is The Hardest

October 10, 2016
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You know what’s hard? Making your first million dollars. [Dayuuuuuum!!!] For us normal people, though, I say making your first $100,000 is the ultimate achievement. You can’t make it to a million or a billion without first hitting $100,000, but even more than that – it requires a complete overhaul of both your money and your mindset. You literally go from knowing jack crap to […]

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The Financial Empowerment Game™

September 19, 2016
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Wanna know one of the best ways to feel better about your money? Walk into a store and see if you can buy anything in it :) If you can – you’re doing great, congrats! If you can’t (and you’re not at a Benz Dealership) keep working at it until you can. When I first started paying attention to this stuff I used to do […]

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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 a Million Dollars Looks Like

August 8, 2016
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People say a million dollars “isn’t much” anymore. You know, because of inflation, how expensive lifestyles have gotten, how it’s not enough to retire on, blah blah blah… Well, here is what one million dollars looks like. You tell me if it’s a lot :) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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It’s “Be a Millionaire” Day!

May 20, 2016
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Raise your hand if you’re a millionaire? Raise your hand if you’re a wannabe millionaire? Raise your hand if you could care less about how many millions you have? (Stop it, millennials) When I first started this blog, all I cared about was becoming a millionaire. I didn’t know how I was going to do it exactly, or why I even wanted to be one […]

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“I’m gonna live the life I want to live and nobody’s gonna stop me.”

April 27, 2016
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I heard you could use some mid-week motivation? :) Check out these notes from three different people who’ve stopped by this blog recently to share their progress and stories. Just further proof we all have it in us to rock this stuff if we really care enough to make it happen! And it doesn’t matter where you’re starting out either, so long as you actually […]

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When You Have That Epiphany…

April 6, 2016
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You know that time when money stuff finally clicks and you’re ready to kill it? Because you finally want MORE out of your life and you’re not stopping until you get it?? I do. It happened over 8 years ago when I, too, stumbled across personal finance blogs and then decided to launch one myself. And I’ve been more respectful to my money ever since! […]

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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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