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Would YOU Cash In Your Life?

January 23, 2015
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So I got this pretty interesting email yesterday about cashing in your life and pursuing your dreams once and for all. Like, someone literally handing you a check and saying “Let’s do this!!” Only the catch is your every move will be filmed and broadcasted on national television :) What I got was a casting notice for a new show coming out titled “Cash In […]

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What It Cost Us to “Own” Our Home Last Year + A Question I Ask Myself Every Morning

January 21, 2015
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We’re only three weeks into January so far, and we’ve already received a notice from our property managers* that our dishwasher is on the fritz again. Depending on what course of action we take (replace the circuit board @ $390 or replace the entire thing @ $650 (both costs include parts and labor)) we’ll be dumping even more money into a home we could care […]

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Martin Luther King’s Money [And The Freedom Budget?]

January 19, 2015
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“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” – Martin Luther King, […]

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My New Year’s Resolution: LIVE MORE

January 2, 2015
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You’d think as a personal finance blogger my goal this year would be money-related, but truth be told I feel like a schlub always putting money/blogging/entrepreneurship first. I tell people, and myself, that family and friends are priority #1, but my actions often say otherwise :( And it’s not something I want to see continuing, especially now that I’m blessed with two beautiful boys in […]

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Things you can’t change.

December 22, 2014
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Things you can’t change: The weather The unemployment rate People who are dumb The stock market Things you can change: Your spending Your saving Your income Your life Your happiness The end. —– design by sean macentee

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Those Who Like Money, and Those Who Like Things

December 12, 2014
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What up what up! You frugal gangstas are gonna like this one today… Got a note yesterday from my boy PT that our old wealth poem friend Randy Vining is at it again. Spittin’ some good rhymes on money and life, and one of the stars of a new documentary that just dropped on mobile living. (ie. living out of cars, RVS, trailers, etc). Of course, he’s […]

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In Which I’m Reminded I’m a Dummy

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday morning our coffee maker broke. Which is a bad thing to happen on any day of the week when you’re a slave to it, but even worse when you were up with sick little kids the night before and are dragging. (Is it bad if I don’t know which I felt more bad for? The kids or me?? ;)) My beautiful wife was kind […]

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Help a Reader: “How Do I Get Paid to Work Out?”

December 8, 2014
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I answer a lot of emails on this blog, but I gotta say – this guy wins the award for stumping me ;)  How nice it would be to get paid for doing something we’re already supposed to be doing anyways! Imagine if we got paid to save or invest or even pay off debt?? (Oh wait… interest, 401(k) matches/compounding, interest again). I don’t work […]

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Despite Growing Up, I’m Still a Rock Star

November 28, 2014
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[Happy Black Financial Friday! For those of you holding onto your dollars and nice and cozy at home, here's a great article by my friend over at MyMoneyDesign.com. While I, too, always wanted to become a rock star, I sadly couldn't play an instrument to save my life. So instead I pretended to be a lead singer of a band to impress the ladies ;) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From My Son :)

November 27, 2014
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I think you know what I’m grateful for this year :) Hope you all are well and safe!

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