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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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6 great new financial resources 💪💪

January 4, 2019
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I did a LOT of reading over the break and came across a ton of new resources in the process. Here are a smattering of them which should hopefully point you in the right direction depending on your current journey :) If you found any good ones lately I’d love to hear about them too! ****** #1. A free budgeting spreadsheet! This ones comes from TheMeasureOfaPlan.com, […]

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Back and ready to rock! Who’s with me??

January 3, 2019
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Boy – a guy goes away for a few weeks and the stock markets crash, the government shuts down, and my beloved Redskins go on to crash and burn! I’m never leaving again!!! ;) Not gonna lie though – it was a great escape for a few weeks spending time with my thoughts and family, and I’m finally ready to pretend I have a real […]

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A Christmas Sabbatical 🎄🎄🎅

December 7, 2018
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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott You know those people who quit their jobs and then sell everything they’ve got to go on an epic life-changing adventure? Well, I’ve never had the balls to pull off something like that before, haha, but every now and then I do get glimpses of changes I […]

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Pop Quiz: How do you feel about the money you spent this week?

November 30, 2018
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Are you pleased with it? Horrified? Don’t even want to know so you’re going to click away now? ;) Let’s do an exercise today where we look back at what we spent this week and see how we feel about it all… It’s good to do a surprise check-in every now and then! Fill in the blanks below: Money I loved spending this week: _____________ […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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Getting Financially Naked – Round IV

November 26, 2018
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Hey guys! Hope you had a nice and warm holiday weekend! :) Thought you might like some more goodness to digest today, so let the festivities continue as we serve up a tasty platter of other peoples’ finances! Featured in this round are: a single 32 y/o woman from Arizona, a pair of high earner engineers out in Baltimore/DC,  a team of lower income SINKs […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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My Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻

November 16, 2018
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Hey guys! A bit late posting these from the month, but they’re reallyyyyyy good this round and excited to get ’em out to ya. Probably better than anything I wrote myself lately! Haha… Here they are – enjoy! ****** Story Time by Side Hustle Scrubs — “As a father of 3 and a money nerd, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I’m […]

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The Importance of Listening – Especially To *Yourself!*

November 9, 2018
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Hey guys! Remember the other month when I talked about those free money coaching sessions at Capital One Cafe’s? And how I wished we had one here in DC because mixing money and coffee is BRILLIANT?? Well, I just got word that one opened up here in Chinatown – W00T! Specifically, at 732 7th St NW. So if you’re in the area, or want to […]

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Who Do You Think Spends More – iPhone Users or Android Users? ;)

November 7, 2018
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You can probably guess the answer, but here are some fun “facts” you might enjoy from the New York Post and coupon site, SlickDeals ;) iPhone users shell out $117 on average every month on clothes vs $62 for Android users iPhone users spend $83 avg. every month on makeup/beauty products vs $40 for Android users iPhone users spend $101 every month on tech-related purchases […]

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How Would You Blow $50,000 If You Had To?

November 2, 2018
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Remember that movie Brewster’s Millions where the main character has to spend $30 million dollars in thirty days? And if he doesn’t he loses out on an inheritance worth $300 MILLION, and he’s also not allowed to tell anyone about it?? Well, today I thought we’d play a similar game, only instead of $30 million dollars let’s go with $50,000, and instead of keeping your […]

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7 Habits That Have a High Rate of Return in Life

October 29, 2018
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Saw this on Twitter the other day and had to share it around: [This was first posted 4 months ago and STILL getting shares!] So true, right? Especially that first one? SO WHY AREN’T WE DOING THEM ALL??? ;) I’ll tell you why: it’s hard, haha… But still worth trying for, of course!! Thought it would be enlightening to go down the list and see […]

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