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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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My Favorite Reads From The Month!

April 20, 2018
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Hiyo heyo! Sitting here with my son this morning as he inexplicably has the day off from school, so rather than regale you with another fiscally fascinating tale of finance, I shall present to you the following two things in its stead: A picture of Perry the Platypus, courtesy of this same son who wanted to “make art” while I “make words” (Success!) My favorite […]

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Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
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Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

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What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

April 13, 2018
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Came across this ridiculous study by LendEDU but can’t stop looking at it, haha… They asked 1,200 employed Americans a series of “would you rather” questions to see what they’d give up in exchange for a 10% raise, and their answers were as crazy as they were entertaining ;) Here are some of the results – would you do any of these?? ********* 40.06% would […]

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If You Want FREE Money Coaching – Read This Post :)

April 12, 2018
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We interrupt our regularly schedule programming to bring you two pieces of news today: In case you didn’t know, it’s Financial Literacy Month! Be sure to tell all your friends so they know how cool you are!! ;) (And so they finally get your hints to start paying attention to their money – hah) Capital One is offering FREE money coaching services!! TO ANYONE WHO […]

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“I’m Semi-Retiring at 43!”

April 2, 2018
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Got another fun email for ya today! Got me grinning from ear to ear over here, and hopefully it inspires you to get out there and make your dreams happen too. Or at least try and get your expenses down even more – this woman is living off $1,000/mo! For a family of four!! How does she do it? Clues – and her budget – […]

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What Do You Want More of Right Now?

March 23, 2018
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What do you want more of right now? Sex Beer Sleep Money? I was curious the other day, so I decided to poll my Twitter folks just to see what would happen :) Here’s how 587 of them voted: Probably doesn’t come as a surprise that money came in at #1 with an audience of $$$ enthusiasts, but look at what’s second: SLEEP!!! The thing […]

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“You might get a kick out of our recent financial journey”

March 21, 2018
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Morning! Been emailing with a new reader of this blog, and in the middle of it he shot me his entire financial/career life story which I thought you’d love to see too as voyeurs ;) Always something so raw and beautiful about this type of stuff – no one ever shares in the real word! The clip’s below, along with some follow up questions I […]

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#Overheard At The Coffee Shop: Volume IV

March 16, 2018
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Welcome to another edition of me “accidentally” hearing other people’s conversations! And then them “mysteriously” landing on this blog here! You know what they say – what happens at coffee houses does not stay at coffee houses ;) And we’ve got a ton to offload on ya today too as they’ve been adding up over the year since our last one and cracks me up […]

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How a Journal Completely Changed My Finances

March 12, 2018
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[Oh do I have a good story for you guys today!! I hope you like long-form posts, because my man Ryland from TheHiddenGreen.com stops by the blog today to pour his heart out to us… Amazing how much your life can change when you find something that *clicks*! And shockingly, it wasn’t a budget that did it for him ;) Take it away, Ryland!] ******** […]

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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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Why I’m Obsessed With Cemeteries

February 23, 2018
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I have a weird new habit guys, and I’m going to tell you all about it because my wife can’t stand hearing about it anymore :) <<< I LOVE CEMETERIES!!! >> <<< There, I said it! >> Why? They’re so peaceful! Thousands of people there and no one talking!! They make you appreciate the crap out of living. Because spoiler alert: everyone in the cemetery […]

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10 Years of Budgets Are Sexy :)

February 12, 2018
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Here’s something crazy – as of today, I’ve been blogging for over 25% of my life! 10 years of blogging, building, experimenting, community, friends, exploration, growth, loss, and just general happiness that we’re all still together here doing our thing and having fun :) How lucky are we?? And how awesome that someone invented the internet for us?! Haha… I couldn’t have guessed this a […]

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“American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”

February 7, 2018
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Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wondering if it was worth sharing as well on a blog or something. 45 minutes later I gave […]

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