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Some money jokes for impressing people 😂

March 22, 2019
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Been a lot of serious finance talk on the blog this week, so thought we’d liven it up a bit today and pass along some classic jokes :) Starting with a few non-money ones that my wife recently dug up in her emails from a decade ago when I was trying to woo her over, haha…. AND IT WORKED!! So bookmark these bad boys for […]

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When luxuries become necessities

March 18, 2019
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Morning, guys! So I’ve started subscribing to some new newsletters lately to better expand the ol’ mind, and this last one I read by David Perell (who I very much recommend, btw) featured a great clip that I can’t stop marinating on: “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

March 15, 2019
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would have […]

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My wife is itching to own a home again (!!!)

March 5, 2019
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As we approach our upcoming move back to the greatest state in the nation this summer (Virginia is for lovers!), my wife’s hints of revisiting home ownership again are getting harder and harder to ignore… “Wouldn’t it be nice to finally settle down once and for all?” she likes to sneak in… “Don’t you just hate waiting on people to fix stuff in our house […]

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Would you give up sex for a year in exchange for a free year of college tuition?

February 27, 2019
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According to a study I just read, 61% of people would! Haha… At least when it comes to college tuition *for their kids* :) And depending on how much we’re talking about here ($20,000? $40,000?) I’d probably consider it too. It’s kinda like the opposite of prostitution – getting paid to NOT have sex – hah! There were some other interesting stats in this survey […]

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Tooth Fairy payouts plunges for a 2nd consecutive year 🧚‍♀️

February 22, 2019
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I know this was at the top of your mind this year, so had to share the second I caught wind ;) “Tooth Fairy Payouts Plunges for Second Consecutive Year!“ According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll® by Delta Dental, average monetary payouts are down $0.43 from last year, bringing the current rate to $3.70 for a single lost tooth. $3.70 a tooth – can […]

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When was the last time you treated yourself?

February 21, 2019
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When was the last time you really treated yourself to something? Are you happy about it? Caught this article on Business Insider and got me dreaming away the morning ;) The CEO of a marketing agency grants 10 of his employees’ wishes each year instead of giving them year-end bonuses Clever! A magical CEO Fairy where all you have to do is ask for what […]

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Stats That Would Make Our Founding Fathers Cringe

February 18, 2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I’ve been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha… All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** “43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set […]

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How to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890

February 15, 2019
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It’s time to go back in the financial time-machine again! This time to 1890 where this magnificent pamphlet was created to help you get more health, wealth and comfort at the turn of the century… [“Peerless Rockville: How to Get Health, Wealth, Comfort” by Henry N. Copp] There’s a hidden agenda inside (the publishers want you to buy a lot in their new community they’re […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 14, 2019
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[Happy Valentine’s Day!! Please welcome our friend Lance to the blog today who reminds us how important it is to stay away from STDs…  Sexually Transmitted Debt ® ;) We first ran this piece about two years ago, but had to bring it back for anyone who’s slipped into dangerous territory again… Always gotta stay vigilant, friends! Can’t be too careful out there!] ******* There […]

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How I Stopped Sabotaging My Own Financial Independence

February 8, 2019
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[Hi guys! Super excited to share this guest post with you today, as it comes from a personal friend and new blogger on the scene – Pie Lady FI. If you know anyone this could help, please pass it along as I’m sure we’ve all experienced one or two things from this list over the years!] ******* In any given day, it seems like there […]

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Which “tendency” are you?

February 6, 2019
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Here’s a fun little quiz to help you get over Hump Day ;) Maybe you’ll learn something about yourself? Hi J$, I’ve been listening to Gretchen Rubin’s audiobook “The Four Tendencies” (are you familiar?) and I’ve been completely obsessed with determining what tendency people are. The framework is fascinating. Basically it breaks everyone down by how they handle expectations internally and externally. Upholder Obliger Questioner […]

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“You want HOW much for that stamp?!?”

January 25, 2019
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[Two days this week talking about STAMPS!! What a party this blog is! ;) But remember when I said it would be a rather great side hustle to take on? Well here’s a story of a guy who went for it, as told by a former member of the U.S. Navy’s submarine force, Doug “Nords” Nordman. But you gotta go way back in the time machine […]

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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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