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Sayings I wish were true

July 20, 2018
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Here are a bunch of financial phrases I wish were true, along with some that I’m glad are not. If you ever wondered what I do on my spare time, this is it :) ****** Being worth your weight in gold At gold hovering around $1,240/oz currently, I’d be worth approximately $3,441,000! Having a license to print money Yes please! Cash cow That would be […]

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Ever try tracking what you spend on *wants*?

July 16, 2018
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We all know that tracking every transaction helps keep you accountable, but what if you were to just focus on the *wants* side of the equation? Would it open up your eyes even more or change future habits? I’ve been doing it for about a week now and so far I’m thoroughly enjoying it :) It hasn’t affected my patterns *too* much yet, but I’ve […]

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Things I’ve never been hardcore enough to try

July 11, 2018
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I’ve tried a lot of experiments with my money over the years, but there are still some I’ve never been able to pull the trigger on. Here’s a list of them below – perhaps you’ve accomplished them and lived to tell the tale? :) #1. Using cash only for an entire month I swear this one’s been at the top of the list for 5 […]

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Favorite Financial Nuggets This Month!

July 4, 2018
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Happy 4th of July y’all! Got a bunch of fine reading material for ya today when you’re bored of relaxing and/or hanging out with your family (or both) ;) I’m out at the beach all week soaking up some good family quality time myself, but sadly there’s no sleeping in or lounging when you’ve got a TWO-MONTH OLD on your hands! Womp womp… Still – […]

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Health vs. Wealth – Which Goes First?

June 29, 2018
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If you had to choose one: health or wealth, which would you go with? According to a new press release I just opened up, if you’re a millennial you go for the health more often than not ;) At least that’s according to TD Bank who sent me these fun stats we’ll be pouring over today (you can download the full report here (powerpoint)). They […]

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Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

June 21, 2018
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Getting closer to the end of giveaway week! But still two solid days left of spreading great resources back into circulation ;) This time around – we focus on career and productivity books. But first, yesterday’s lucky new owner of those frugality books! –> Lily @ TheFrugalGene.com. Congrats, friend!! Drinks on you if we ever meet up in real life! ;) Onto Giveaway Day #4: Bundle […]

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What Does Wealth Mean to You?

June 6, 2018
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A friend of mine passed me this link on how much you need to be “wealthy” in America (shocker: it’s in the millions!), but the stats that were included were the real gems here… It comes from Charles Schwab’s second annual “Modern Wealth Index” survey, and I challenge you to really think about this and then compare to your own lists at home :) But […]

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Johnny told his wife about his debt! (Also: sock mittens)

June 1, 2018
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Hey guys!! So get this – our guy “Johnny” from the other day took everyone’s advice and TOLD HIS WIFE about all his debt!! Despite how scared he was about it all! And I’m happy to say he’s alive and still married, haha… In fact, his wife even commented on our blog post and sounds like a blessing of a person: Hey everyone, An update […]

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Financial Feng Shui?

May 30, 2018
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If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my dear Auntie who asked if I’ve ever shared something like this before on the site, and I could confidently tell her that no – I had not, haha… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: […]

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The Dipper and The Bucket

May 28, 2018
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I came across a new blog this week (Bucking The Trend), and one of the articles on it really hit home. It was about living a more meaningful and deliberate life, where the blogger listed out about 15 or so DO’s and DON’Ts to live by. Keeping his family and kids in the forefront of his thinking. Here were some of my favorite lines from […]

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The King Has Arrived!

May 23, 2018
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Introducing my new baby boy! (Because apparently I don’t know how to make girls ;)) Baby Dime gives our growing family a nice sum of 16 whole cents now, and I’m pleased to announce he’s just as healthy as he is cute :) *Say hi to everyone, little guy!!!!* And compared to his older two brothers so far, he has been a dream! Super relaxed […]

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The 4 Types of *Expenses* (Of Which Only One is Bad?)

May 16, 2018
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On Monday we covered the four pillars of freedom, and then lo and behold I get a press release this morning on the four types of expenses! So of course naturally we have to talk about those today ;) And according to Nik Halik, the person behind this press release and the co-author of “5 Day Weekend: Freedom To Make Your Life And Work Rich […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time ($818,204.91 // +$16,000) and Our New Brokerage Account!

May 2, 2018
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Time for ye ol’ net worth updating again! And just like last month, it was a pretty juicy one for us this time around too – only much more fun than making IRA mistakes and playing the bitcoin game ;) For the first time in 15 years, we finally have a traditional brokerage account again! WOO!! And what a difference all those years have made […]

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Take This 2-Minute Financial Assessment!

April 30, 2018
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I saw someone re-share this old quiz we had featured here in the past, and thought it would make for a fun re-posting and seeing how we’ve changed over the years :) If you remember this from back in the day, re-take it and see if you’re doing better now! If this is the first time you’re seeing it, take it too and then see […]

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