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“It’s strange going from saving money your whole life to spending it!”

May 22, 2017
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Two years ago when my mom was on the verge of retiring early, my dad and I got to talking about his journey of employment, and why he didn’t think he was quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. I don’t recall the full conversation, but there was one line he said that I’ve yet to forget: “It’s strange going from saving money […]

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That Time I Woke Up From a “Bill Coma” and Started Saving My $$$!

May 17, 2017
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You know when you’ve paid a bill for so long that it just becomes habit and you don’t even pay attention to it anymore? Because at one point in your life it made sense, but now who knows? (Because of the whole not paying attention part?) I call that being in a “bill coma,” and it was exactly my life 3 years ago despite being […]

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Financial Mad Lib, Anyone?

May 15, 2017
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What’s up, my sexy awesome dope money friends! Today I’d like to present to you a rousing game of Financial Mad Libs! To a) help you avoid doing your work and b) better learn all your secrets! Mad love to Full Time Finance who inspired this post by doing his own libbing last week, thereby shooting me down memory lane to dig up our own […]

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5 Frugal Things + A Better Way to Stalk $$$ Blogs!

May 8, 2017
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Hey guys! Ever wanted to see a live stream of alllllllllllll the financial blog posts being published in our community? Check this out: http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/feeds We just launched it last week, and it tracks every article published in the last 24 hours from our entire database of personal finance blogs we’re tracking – now at 1,004 (!!). (When we launched the directory three months ago we […]

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What’s Your Dumbest Money Mistake Lately? (Tell us For a Chance at $100!)

May 3, 2017
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What’s up guys! It’s that time again to give out another $100 in cash to one of you lucky Budgets Are Sexiers :) Rachel from AdultingByDesign.com won last month’s Benjamin and ended up using it to pay off some of her debt (smart woman!). Now, maybe it’s your time to snatch up the $$$? As always, the rules are super simple to enter: You need […]

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What I Learned Working on Wall Street

April 28, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great post for y’all today by Mama Fish Saves who tells us what it’s like to work on Wall Street. And spoiler alert: it’s not as glamorous as it sounds ;) When you’re done reading the article make sure to stop by her blog and say hi! She’s a newer blogger on the scene!] ******** As a lifelong finance nerd, there was […]

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Money Jokes For All!

April 26, 2017
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“It’s raining farts!” That’s what my four year old proudly exclaimed as he busted into our bedroom the other morning :) Very typical of him, always trying to break the “no potty talk” rule since you obviously can’t enforce it when you’re laughing right alongside him (!!). Kids are experts at this. Pushing the limits of fun, and reminding us adults not to be so […]

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Seeking Financial Stability as a Gay, Non-White, Man of Muslim Faith

April 21, 2017
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y’all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that’s easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than […]

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How One Bad Relationship Nearly Destroyed My Rags To Riches Story

April 17, 2017
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[Welcome back from the holiday! Got a guest post for y’all today by Mrs. Mad Money Monster while I’m still stuck in slow down mode over here. She shares her story for us on relationships gone awry – both romantic and financial – but hey, at least she now gets some great blog posts out of it, eh? ;) Take it away MMM… Thanks for […]

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Peter And The Magic Thread

April 14, 2017
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In honor of Easter coming up, I thought we’d share a short fable today :) Let this be a story to marinate on over the weekend, and maybe even bookmark for the future. Hat tip to Sarah Noelle who I first heard this from, and ironically enough, almost exactly a year ago today! The Magic Thread In this French tale we read of Peter, a […]

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8 Tips for Appreciating What You Have

April 12, 2017
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Hey guys! I just finished reading a killer article on appreciating what you have over at ExperienceLife.com ( pretty cool site/magazine btw, never heard of before?) and littered throughout it were handfuls of great tips to help you become better at life. If you read minimalism blogs you may have heard some of these before, but I thought we’d highlight a bunch of them here […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

April 7, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Please welcome today, a good blogging bud of mine, ESI from ESIMoney.com. He recently retired at 52 and gained a whole new appreciation for what life has to offer. And spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his “enough,” btw? $3 million :)) Take it away, ESI!] ******** […]

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Could You Come Up With $2,000 in An Emergency?

March 29, 2017
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Hey hey! So my plan to hit you with that awesome savings account I hinted at on Monday will have to wait some more (couldn’t get my act together – sorry!), but I promise we’ll be back to the saving obsession here shortly, particularly after reading these crazy stats I’m about to share with y’all today. I always know it’s time to share them when […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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