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Seeking Financial Stability as a Gay, Non-White, Man of Muslim Faith

April 21, 2017
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y’all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that’s easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than […]

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How One Bad Relationship Nearly Destroyed My Rags To Riches Story

April 17, 2017
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[Welcome back from the holiday! Got a guest post for y’all today by Mrs. Mad Money Monster while I’m still stuck in slow down mode over here. She shares her story for us on relationships gone awry – both romantic and financial – but hey, at least she now gets some great blog posts out of it, eh? ;) Take it away MMM… Thanks for […]

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Peter And The Magic Thread

April 14, 2017
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In honor of Easter coming up, I thought we’d share a short fable today :) Let this be a story to marinate on over the weekend, and maybe even bookmark for the future. Hat tip to Sarah Noelle who I first heard this from, and ironically enough, almost exactly a year ago today! The Magic Thread In this French tale we read of Peter, a […]

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8 Tips for Appreciating What You Have

April 12, 2017
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Hey guys! I just finished reading a killer article on appreciating what you have over at ExperienceLife.com ( pretty cool site/magazine btw, never heard of before?) and littered throughout it were handfuls of great tips to help you become better at life. If you read minimalism blogs you may have heard some of these before, but I thought we’d highlight a bunch of them here […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

April 7, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Please welcome today, a good blogging bud of mine, ESI from ESIMoney.com. He recently retired at 52 and gained a whole new appreciation for what life has to offer. And spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his “enough,” btw? $3 million :)) Take it away, ESI!] ******** […]

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Could You Come Up With $2,000 in An Emergency?

March 29, 2017
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Hey hey! So my plan to hit you with that awesome savings account I hinted at on Monday will have to wait some more (couldn’t get my act together – sorry!), but I promise we’ll be back to the saving obsession here shortly, particularly after reading these crazy stats I’m about to share with y’all today. I always know it’s time to share them when […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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An Ode to Debt

March 17, 2017
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[Sup y’all! Please enjoy this fun little ditty by resident blogger Lance who likes to stop by any time he thinks we need a quick kick in the ass ;) You might remember him from our Financial Confessional Series or perhaps his beautiful classifieds around Valentine’s Day. He’s got no shortage of opinions!] ******* Ever have a friend or co-worker that emotionally drains you every […]

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Financial Overheards Round III

March 15, 2017
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Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

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Financial Confessional: “We Used to Blow Our Money on Motorcycles & Airplanes”

March 3, 2017
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[Welcome to another Financial Confessional! This time Amnesty stops by from Primal-Prosperity.com to share how drastically different her old life of buying toys compares to her recently found freedom. While I doubt all of us have bought planes or home music studios, I’m pretty sure we can all relate at some level ;) A good thing to think about as we head into the weekend!] […]

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A Beautiful Way to Save Money on Cards?

March 1, 2017
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[Me playing with my mom’s copy machine at 4 years old!] Remember over the summer when I vowed to go through one box a week until our basement was decluttered? Well, I lasted a solid 2+ months but eventually life took hold and I’m now averaging about a box every month. But hey – I’m still at it! And this month I’ve decided to put […]

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Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Money

February 22, 2017
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I came across a fun money quiz this morning by fellow blogger Jessica Moorhouse, but rather than play by the rules and answer her multiple choice options, I thought we’d just pluck out the questions here and answer them our own way :) When you’re done though, check it out and see what you score –> What’s Your Money Personality? (FYI: you do need to […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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