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What It’s Like Living In a Tent, Car, and Now Sailboat!

November 17, 2017
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[Remember last week when we asked how far you’d go to pay off your debt? Well, our guest today, Kristin from The Wayward Home, chose tiny space living as her poison, and has been living quite the adventure because of it! Here’s her story on what it’s like to live in tents and cars, and now on sailboats. Gotta admire the $hit out of people […]

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I Don’t Want To Be The Richest Man In The Graveyard

November 10, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great guest post for you to marinate on, courtesy of a new favorite blogger of mine, Tim from TubofCash.com. Fascinating guy, and a helluva reminder of why we’re REALLY chasing after all this money in our lives…. Hope it gets you to stop and think for a bit!] ******** Backstory on Tim: An entrepreneur and self-made Korean American immigrant, Tim came […]

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When You Find Out You’re Having Another Baby (!!!)

November 8, 2017
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You know how to really jinx yourself? Send out something like this on Twitter: Then wait 24 hours for your wife to call you into the bathroom waving around a pee stick and asking what you did to put a baby in her stomach! Haha… “Oh you know what I did!” I jokingly respond back, half in shock and half freaking out… “Yes, but WHAT […]

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10 New Fintech Companies To Watch Out For! (Plus Highlights From FinCon 2017)

November 1, 2017
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What up, y’all! Just got back and sobered up from our financial blogging conference, and thought I’d share some of the highlights from it. Namely, the handful of new financial companies that were part of our yearly fintech competition I helped judge! It’s always so interesting to see how people use technology to solve our problems out there, and just like last year’s competition this […]

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“How Will This Move Me Forward?”

October 30, 2017
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Saw an interesting tip posed by my man Tom Corley the other day, author of Rich Habits. He says this is the “only question you ever need to ask yourself” before making a move. Which is kinda drastic in my opinion, but hey – here I am blogging about it! Here’s the question: “How will this move me forward?” So simple, yet so profound! And […]

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Nothing’s Ever Permanent

October 27, 2017
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Here’s a crazy thing to think about: Nothing you own is permanently yours. Not your house. Not your clothes. Not your car. Not your friends. Not your health… Everything will disappear at some point in your life, and the world will keep moving on without you! That’s the freaky part. The good part? We have lots to be appreciative of NOW, and we get to […]

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Do You Include Pensions in Your Net Worth? How About Art, Insurance, Homes, Cats, Baseball Cards?

October 23, 2017
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What do you include in your net worth? What *don’t* you include? This is probably the 3rd most popular question I get asked, outside of “Is J. Money your real name?” (Yes) and “how did you get so damn sexy??” (I don’t know, it just comes natural! ;)) So today I thought I’d list out my personal feelings on it, and then everyone can chime […]

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The $50,000 Dollar Question…

October 9, 2017
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Goooooood morning budgeters! What’s good? How did your weekend go? Anyone have off today for Columbus Day? We’re gonna do a fun one today to kick off the week, and I wanna see how all your answers here differ from the same question we recently asked over a hundred $$$ bloggers too :) If you recall, we started a new series over at Rockstar Finance […]

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Financial Potpourri

October 2, 2017
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Here’s a handful of financial observations I’ve had lately :) #1. I lie to myself whenever I say I’m going to sign up to the HBO free trial and then cancel it before it renews Do you do this too? Sign up to binge on Game of Thrones or Ballers, and then stick around for another 3-4 months more “by accident?” ;) This was us […]

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How I Survived Prison And Accidentally Found My Path to Wealth

September 22, 2017
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[Hey guys!! I have SUCH a great post for you today, and one that I am beyond honored to be able to feature as our friend “comes out” here to share his incredible journey with us. If you only read one article today, I hope this one is it. Please pass it on afterwards!] ******** My goal is to save one reader’s life out there […]

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I’d Scoop up Poop if it Made Me Happy

September 15, 2017
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That’s a comment I just left on a friend’s blog post – “I’d scoop up poop if it made me happy.” It was in response to her going back to a 9-5 again after trying her hand at entrepreneurship (congrats, Lauren!), and reminded me of how far I’ve come in my own thinking over the years… Back when I quit got laid off of my […]

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What My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

August 25, 2017
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[Please welcome one half of the duo from DukeofDollars.com today, as Jack spills his heart here on all things financial he learned from growing up in a helluva toxic household, ugh… As a parent this KILLS ME, and I wish this upbringing on no kids out there! What is wrong with people????] ******** The first time I rode a four wheeler as a kid, my […]

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What Would You Do With An Extra $1,000?

August 14, 2017
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I came across this gem while decluttering some old “memory” boxes the other day… (the hardest to declutter btw – good lord!): In case you can’t read that, it says I would do the following if I were given $1,000 back in the day (mid-80’s): Buy 3 Nintendo games Buy a pair of roller blades Get $75 worth of “drawing things,” such as drawing books, […]

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My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

August 11, 2017
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[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at Millennial Money Challenge and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it […]

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