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Things you can’t change.

December 22, 2014
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Things you can’t change: The weather The unemployment rate People who are dumb The stock market Things you can change: Your spending Your saving Your income Your life Your happiness The end. —– design by sean macentee

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Those Who Like Money, and Those Who Like Things

December 12, 2014
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What up what up! You frugal gangstas are gonna like this one today… Got a note yesterday from my boy PT that our old wealth poem friend Randy Vining is at it again. Spittin’ some good rhymes on money and life, and one of the stars of a new documentary that just dropped on mobile living. (ie. living out of cars, RVS, trailers, etc). Of course, he’s […]

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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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Help a Reader: “How Do I Get Paid to Work Out?”

December 8, 2014
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I answer a lot of emails on this blog, but I gotta say – this guy wins the award for stumping me ;)  How nice it would be to get paid for doing something we’re already supposed to be doing anyways! Imagine if we got paid to save or invest or even pay off debt?? (Oh wait… interest, 401(k) matches/compounding, interest again). I don’t work […]

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Despite Growing Up, I’m Still a Rock Star

November 28, 2014
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[Happy Black Financial Friday! For those of you holding onto your dollars and nice and cozy at home, here's a great article by my friend over at MyMoneyDesign.com. While I, too, always wanted to become a rock star, I sadly couldn't play an instrument to save my life. So instead I pretended to be a lead singer of a band to impress the ladies ;) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From My Son :)

November 27, 2014
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I think you know what I’m grateful for this year :) Hope you all are well and safe!

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Would You Rather… Make $50k or $100k? (But…)

November 21, 2014
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Welcome to Friday, hustlers. You know how everyone’s always talking about “keeping up with the Joneses,” and how it’s best to not compare yourselves to others? Well, this Would You Rather we’ve got for you today will test you on just that ;) I reckon most of you will vote the financially smart way considering you’re on this site, but do try to answer this […]

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Tell People What You Want

November 14, 2014
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My brother always thinks I have my $hit together because I never ask him for any help. It’s true I never ask him in the general sense, but it’s false I don’t have any problems. I just go about it a different way than straight up asking people for something which I admittedly suck at. Instead, I tell people what my goals are. And do […]

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My Total Lifetime Earnings & The New Wealth Ratio!

November 3, 2014
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Morning hustlers! Got a piece of juicy mail come my way over the weekend, and thought I’d hit you with it to further encourage your voyeurism ;) This letter came courtesy of the Social Security Administration, and was a stark contrast from the other notice I received at the same time pretty much telling me I’m getting kicked out of my health insurance plan by […]

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What Would Happen If Everyone Could See Your Wealth?

October 31, 2014
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A genius by the name of Carl Richards recently posed this question in a New York Times piece, and I can’t stop thinking about it: What would happen, I asked, if we had to walk around with our true wealth flashing as a number above our heads? It would be the end of consumerism, he replied. Why would you need to buy something to represent […]

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