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Today I am thankful for ________.

May 27, 2016
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In honor of Memorial Day coming up, I thought we’d reflect on a few things we’re grateful for. And getting the day off can count as one if you’d like :) Take a few seconds and answer the following three questions with money, life, and career in mind: Today I am thankful for _____. Today I am thankful for _____. Today I am thankful for […]

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Good Reasons to Quit Something vs Bad Reasons to Quit Something (And Why I’m Retiring from Podcasting)

May 23, 2016
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Oh man, this is a hard one for me to write today… I don’t know exactly how to do it, so let me just come out and say it: I’m quitting our M.O.N.E.Y. podcast :( (Or as I like to put it – “retiring” from the podcast :)) There are many reasons for this which we’ll get to in a moment, but first I wanna […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part II

May 18, 2016
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What up, what up! Another day, another hour spent clearing out my email drafts again ;) I think I’m up to three now, but fortunately we just passed the halfway mark and are now sitting pretty at 240 down from a whopping 602 – wowzers. Thankfully, just like the first round, there were some salvageable ideas up in there so I thought we’d continue the […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part I

May 16, 2016
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At this exact moment, I have 602 drafts sitting in my inbox: I’m actually a pretty organized Gmail’er* if you can believe it (look at all those labels and inbox!), but the last area desperately needing taming is the Drafts :) It’s where I put all my ideas, thoughts, to-do lists, and anything else that seems important at the time. I know there’s tools like […]

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There Are No Rules

May 11, 2016
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I got a text from a friend yesterday: I love this interaction because not only did it make me feel even better about not owning a place anymore (just keeping it real!), but it got my friend to think about it for a hot second too. I’m 99.9% sure that’s all it was – just an offhanded comment in the frustration of it all, but […]

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The Rockstar vs The Accountant

May 6, 2016
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Sometimes you need to embrace your bad side; sometimes you need a pocket protector. [Got a great article for ya’ll today by Andrew Daniels of FamilyMoneyPlan.com! Show him some love if you like this at the end, and watch out for that inner rockstar of yours this weekend! :)] *************** Have you ever felt stuck between doing what’s good for you, and doing what’s right? I’ve been […]

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Could You Pass This $$$ Quiz?

May 2, 2016
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If you ever wondered if you’re more like Warren Buffett, MC Hammer, or Macaulay Culkin, you’ve come to the right place today :) I stumbled across this “2-Minute Financial Assessment” by the folks at co-opcreditunions.org, and it basically gives you a general look at how you’re doing with your finances right now. Pretty basic stuff like you would have learned in Personal Finance 101 if […]

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PTSD For Money?

April 20, 2016
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Caught a fascinating email this morning on financial stress just released by Payoff.com. In a nutshell, their research finds that nearly 1 in 4 Americans, and 1 in 3 millennials, suffer from PTSD-like symptoms caused from financially-induced stress. Something they’re labeling as “Acute Financial Stress” or “AFS“. Here’s what that means in the real world (taken from their press release): People suffering from this condition […]

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When It’s Time to Detach From Your Things

April 11, 2016
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“My favorite things aren’t things any more” – Courtney Carver Last month I almost did something crazy. I almost gave away my entire coin collection. That’s right – the guy who only has one main hobby left, and created an entire blog dedicated to these historic beauties, almost gave up collecting entirely. Why? Well, as odd as it sounds, my collection was the last remaining […]

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