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My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015
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[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site HustlingIsSexy.com ;) But what I lack in budgeting posts, my man Dan Miller more than makes up for today with his own sharing of budgetary skills. If that guy can do it WITH 6 KIDS we should all be able to […]

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New Game: “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!”

February 25, 2015
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Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is?? Never gets old… :) It’s also the day we play a new game called, “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!” Woop woop! Right after, “My biggest expense costs me WHAT now?” But first, let’s backtrack… Last week I asked all the smart readers of this blog to download a new phone app so […]

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My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
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After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we're starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We're starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how - exactly - he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

February 13, 2015
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As of today, I’ve been blogging for exactly 20% of my life. TWENTY PERCENT. That’s more than any years spent in early education, high school, college, at any job I’ve ever had before, any hobby I’ve ever enjoyed, pets I’ve kept around, and even longer than my marriage by a mere 3 months (fun fact*: I blogged while up on the altar!). It’s safe to […]

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My Biggest Guilty Pleasure I Spend on Is ______?

February 2, 2015
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If someone were to ask you the one thing you spend a lot of money on that you probably shouldn’t, you’d know the answer right? It would take you approximately 2.3 seconds to come up with? Well, apparently for me it takes about 23 minutes. I was recently asked this question on an upcoming podcast* that’ll be dropping soon, and I literally had NO answer […]

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Would YOU Cash In Your Life?

January 23, 2015
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So I got this pretty interesting email yesterday about cashing in your life and pursuing your dreams once and for all. Like, someone literally handing you a check and saying “Let’s do this!!” Only the catch is your every move will be filmed and broadcasted on national television :) What I got was a casting notice for a new show coming out titled “Cash In […]

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What It Cost Us to “Own” Our Home Last Year + A Question I Ask Myself Every Morning

January 21, 2015
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We’re only three weeks into January so far, and we’ve already received a notice from our property managers* that our dishwasher is on the fritz again. Depending on what course of action we take (replace the circuit board @ $390 or replace the entire thing @ $650 (both costs include parts and labor)) we’ll be dumping even more money into a home we could care […]

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