Life

Declining a Million Dollar Deal, and My Upcoming Sabbatical (You Won’t Want to Miss This One ;))

November 7, 2016
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I don’t know what’s going to happen after I publish this (you really aren’t supposed to say what I’m about to say out loud!) but I’ve always kept things as real as possible with you guys, and I’m not about to change that now :) So hopefully this comes out okay and we’re still a big happy family in the end! ********* On August 8th, […]

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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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Oh, The Judging!

October 21, 2016
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My wife: “Honey – I got hit on today!!” Me: “Umm…. congrats?” Wife: “That never happens anymore! He was upset that I rented, but he was definitely hitting on me.” *** At this point I start paying attention more ;) *** Me: “How do you go from “hitting on me” to “renting?”” – I cautiously asked. Her: “Oh, I was at this expo hall during […]

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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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Why Women Should Always Have Their Own Stash

October 7, 2016
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[Happy Friday y’all! Got a guest article today from my girl Pauline of ReachFinancialIndependence.com and InvestmentZen.com who’s super passionate about ALL women having their own money regardless of relationship status. I agree 100%, but probably more appropriate coming from another woman vs a dude :) So take it away, Pauline!] First came love, then came the money talk. My money and his money would never […]

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Dear Wife, Here’s How to Spend My Life Insurance Money When I’m Gone!

September 28, 2016
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You know what’s awesome? Dreaming about all the things you’d do if you won the lottery :) You know what’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your family can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money ;) Because if there’s anything worse than dying itself, it’s dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems […]

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8 Years Since the Market Crashed… How’s Your Money / Life Now?

September 16, 2016
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Came across this clipping during this current week’s decluttering… Check out the date! That’s right, this occurred exactly 8 years ago, today! Crazy, right?? Do you remember when all this was going on?? How do you feel about it all now, and how has it affected your money? Actually, hold onto those answers… Do you know what we haven’t done here in quite some time? […]

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Some Updates on Money, Life, Cable (We Got an Antenna!), Decluttering and Reader Submitted Questions

September 14, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been awhile since I updated y’all on a few things, so thought I’d take the chance to do so today before I forget again :) Also – got some responses back from those two readers we just blogged about, so thought you’d want to hear about those too! Let’s start with the guy trying to figure out life at 17 y/o… Last […]

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What’s The Greatest Gift You Could Give to The World?

September 9, 2016
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Every few weeks my siblings like to text over some sort of thought-provoking messages. Usually they’re quotes like “I say yes to the world because saying no is much scarier,” or “if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one” (but what if you like chasing pigs?? :)), but the last one was actually a question. And one which I almost ignored ‘cuz […]

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The Retired Greyhound

September 5, 2016
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A fitting story for this fine Labor Day :) Found on my friend Brent’s blog, The Micawber Principle (one of my favorites, btw): ***** Preacher and theologian Fred Craddock tells the story of visiting his niece whose family had adopted a retired racing greyhound. The dog seemed happy and content in retirement. Finding himself alone with the hound Craddock took the opportunity to interview him: […]

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What Do You Wish You Would Have Known at 17?

August 29, 2016
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Got another juicy email from a reader and thought you’d enjoy the Q&A :) What would you tell this guy if you could?* (*you can – just leave your thoughts in the comments below! ;)) Hello… My name is Jonathan (stalk my Facebook if you like) and I need to get my life together. I have recently turned 17, reside in the UK and have […]

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Make America “IOU” Free Again!

August 10, 2016
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That was the subject line of a PR email I just got. Which of course I had to click and then copy as my own subject line because how could you not?? It came from the folks at Circle.com – a mobile app that’s trying to change how people pay each other around the world (you can send money internationally for free!), and within the […]

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