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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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Sometimes a Job is Just a Job

April 8, 2016
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As I was digging through some old emails this morning, I came across a note I had saved back in May of 2011 that someone left on my post about loving your job and saving money. Something we all dream about and are hopefully getting close to, but a goal that not always pans out :( I used to think all jobs suck if you’re […]

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When You Have That Epiphany…

April 6, 2016
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You know that time when money stuff finally clicks and you’re ready to kill it? Because you finally want MORE out of your life and you’re not stopping until you get it?? I do. It happened over 8 years ago when I, too, stumbled across personal finance blogs and then decided to launch one myself. And I’ve been more respectful to my money ever since! […]

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That Time I Borrowed $14,000… Then Gave it Right Back

March 30, 2016
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For those of you on pins and needles just waiting for an update on that $14,000 Mom & Dad Loan dilemma, (you know who you 3 are), wait no longer… I took it! And then I turned around and gave it right back! Haha… Truth be told, this was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in quite some time, and after two […]

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A Reminder From The Mexican Fisherman

March 28, 2016
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Hope you had a wonderful Easter, guys! I’ve been thinking a lot about life and family and career lately – specifically how all our hustling and money intertwines with it all – and was reminded of that parable of the Mexican Fisherman. You’ve probably heard it before, but always a message well worth repeating. “The Mexican Fisherman” An American businessman was standing at the pier […]

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“I Used to Be an Anti-Money Anarchist”

March 23, 2016
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Okay guys, got a fun one for you today :) I don’t even know what to make of it all to be honest with you, but I loved reading every second of this and thought you guys might too. It’s an email shot over by a listener of our new podcast – M.O.N.E.Y. – and I find it all kinds of fascinating. Probably because it […]

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3 Ways to Grow Wealth & Be Happy

March 11, 2016
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Goooooooood morning Budgets Are Sexy fam! I hope you’re in the mood for some motivation/self-reflection today, ‘cuz I’ve got a handful of financial nuggets for you to marinate on while you go about your business this weekend (and hopefully beyond). Think of this as an extension of last week’s reminder about money, if you will. Something that’s always good to keep in the back of […]

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