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WTF Wednesday: Five-Finger Fresheners

October 29, 2014
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What up what up! And welcome to the first post of a new series I like to call “WTF Wednesdays.” Now you might be thinking to yourself, “WTF are WTF Wednesdays?” If so, allow me to enlighten you. WTF Wednesdays will be dedicated to the random, the wacky, or the straight up weird stuff that people do (or that’s done to them) – all in […]

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Having Enough

October 24, 2014
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Every few weeks I’ll lean in to my wife and whisper, “If I were to die tomorrow, I’d be a happy man.” It freaks her the hell out (and rightfully so) but it’s a reminder to her, and more importantly to myself, that as of this day in time I have enough. I have enough love. I have enough things. And I (almost) have enough […]

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“Retiring Early” REALLY Means “Being Financially Free”

October 17, 2014
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Inevitably any time you mention you’re working on “retiring early” to someone, you’re met with comments like, “that’s not possible,” and “won’t you get bored???” (Gag me) The first one I can understand because, well, it’s hard as $hit to pull off and you have to want it bad enough to accomplish it. The second, however, boggles my mind. You don’t have any interests or […]

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That Time We Inherited $3,200

October 15, 2014
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Getting an inheritance is always bitter sweet. On one hand you’re getting a chunk of money for free for doing nothing at all, and on the other someone has to pass away in order for you to receive it. It’s very much bitter, with a tinge of sweet. Then you have the times when it’s 99% sweet and only 1% bitter – like when you […]

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Overheard at The Coffee Shop

October 10, 2014
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For three months now I’ve been blogging at different coffee shops almost every day of the week. Most times I’m head down paying attention to my own stuff, but every now and then I get bored and “accidentally” listen to what others are discussing around me ;) I wouldn’t call it eaves-dropping necessarily because people are so loud!, but I also don’t go out of […]

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Ignore Everyone.

October 6, 2014
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I got this email over the weekend, and it reminded me of why it is I ignore everyone… Or, should I say, those investing “experts.” Not my friends who email me ;) So back in June of 2013 the market scared me and I chose to move most of my funds to a safer option with Vanguard (401k). Moved it to a fund that has […]

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7 Cheap [and Clever!] Ways to Entertain Your Kids

October 3, 2014
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As I sit here staring at my son’s dead bug collection (that’s right, dead bug collection – thanks a lot grandma!!), I can’t help but think of all the other activities we do that give my son endless joy on the cheap. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s often the simpler things in life that excites him vs any fancy pants toys or games […]

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Hey New Orleans? I’m Baaaaaaaack!

September 19, 2014
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Good mornin’ my money hustlers! What’s shakin’? Where you be at? Where your money be at? I’m coming to you straight outta NOLA this morning, and in case you couldn’t tell I have an extra hop in my skip :) I’m attending our 4th annual personal finance blogger conference (FINCON) and I’m finally surrounded by people who not only *enjoy* talking about blog stuff 24/7, […]

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