Home Ownership

Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

August 29, 2018
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What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other topics: A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging. Keep the curiosity flowing! “The wise man […]

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Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

August 8, 2018
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I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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Financial Feng Shui?

May 30, 2018
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If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my dear Auntie who asked if I’ve ever shared something like this before on the site, and I could confidently tell her that no – I had not, haha… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: […]

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Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
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Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

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The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
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You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

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Put Savings Towards Mortgage Balance, or Nah?

April 9, 2018
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That was the subject line of an email I just got :) And since we’ve been on a roll dishing out real life #’s and journeys, let’s add another to the mix and help a reader out, shall we? What would you do if you were in her position? (The first thing I’d do is crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate!!! Check out […]

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11 Money Lies To Watch Out For

March 14, 2018
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Mornin’, mornin’! Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I’m ready to contribute to the conversation :) He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse – others!), and today we debunk some of them and add in […]

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When Your Landlord Kicks You Out of Your House…

February 26, 2018
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So we just had an exciting week! After multiple confirmations over the months that we can continue to rent our house until the end of the school year, our landlords decided to kick us out anyways, despite how pregnant my wife is or the slew of promises that we had planned our life around. And let me tell you – if you ever wondered how […]

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A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging

February 21, 2018
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What’s up, fiscal friends! Been answering a lot of $$$ questions lately in emails, and thought I’d pass some of them along here in case anyone else is wondering about ’em too… Most of it’s on investing, but there’s also some questions on paying off debt, buying a first home, taking on school loans, tax refunds, and then a smattering on blogging as well. Always […]

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How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government

February 16, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome Rob Andersen from Mustard Seed Money to the site today, who shares his journey to his first million without having any fancy jobs or skills. It might surprise you how he and his wife got to this point (no it won’t), but it’s testament again and again just how attainable it all is so long as you put in the time and […]

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Science Has Finally Proven It: Budgets Are Sexy!

January 12, 2018
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Taking a break from all the heart pouring lately, and moving on to some financial sexiness today… With special attention on the latter ;) Check out this clip I was emailed from Sam over at Honeyfi (who you might remember from our FinTech competition and apps review the other month). The truth finally comes out!! We just conducted a survey of 500 committed couples, and […]

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This Is Why I Own a Home

July 26, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** Recently, J. Money wrote an article on why he doesn’t like owning a home. A naughty dishwasher hose leaked and caused thousands of dollars of damage to the home he was renting. J. Money describes the chaos: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement […]

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This is why I don’t own a house…

June 14, 2017
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Last week: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement and saw water dripping from the ceiling Looked closer and there was mold on the wooden beams – meaning it’s been dripping for a while Mold people come out to inspect and quote a price to our landlord Mold people start work on it […]

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