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A Different Way to Think About Money

August 31, 2015
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Two years ago my friend Pauline wrote an article for us on how to flip stuff like a pro. It was a fascinating read (and tips) on how her boyfriend buys/sells/trades stuff for profit, and it was pretty crazy how far he went with it. But there was one line in it that I’ve never forgotten: “Cash is scarce. If I want to sell you […]

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“It’s Your Own Fault You Own Expensive Stuff”

August 26, 2015
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On one of my morning walks recently, a nice older gentleman stopped me and asked if I had sat next to him at a recent community hearing. “I did not,” I replied. “What did you and my twin talk about?” “The news about that homeless shelter being made down the street. I lost a little faith in humanity that day.” “Ahhhh,” I nodded, “I’ve heard […]

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18 Ways Not to Spend Money This Weekend

August 21, 2015
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Here are 18 ways to have a money-free weekend. In order of importance: Don’t walk into any stores Get off Facebook/Amazon/THE INTERNET Hand someone your wallet. (Preferably someone you know) Throw yourself a 3 minute dance party. (Crank up your favorite song and dance the crap out of it!) Spend one hour brainstorming 10 ideas Only wear clothes that still have their tags on Write someone […]

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What Should I Do With My $200,000 Inheritance?

August 12, 2015
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Got one of those emails recently that you kinda wish happened to you, but also kinda don’t :) A reader has the fortunate problem of figuring out what to do with an extra $200,000 that came his way, and he was hoping to get some insight around it. I told him my answer would be pretty boring, so better that I share with everyone here […]

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What I Learned Working Like Benjamin Franklin For a Week

August 10, 2015
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As many of you know, I’ve been following in the steps of Benjamin Franklin all week long in an effort to find a better, and more productive, schedule for myself. I’ve heard time and again that the most successful people in life rise and reflect before the sun does, so I figured why not give it a shot myself and see if I magically get […]

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The Zero Waste Lifestyle

August 7, 2015
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As the 5 am wake ups continue, another effect has been an increased desire to learn more. I’m not typically one to go out of my way to pick up a book or learn something new just for the sake of learning, but all this week I’ve found myself being quite more curious than normal. It seems all this reflecting has opened up a new […]

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The 6 Sources Influencing Your Money

August 5, 2015
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It’s been two days since following in the footsteps of sir Benjamin Franklin, and I must admit I’m loving these 5 am wake ups a lot more than I thought I would. I’ve completely forgotten what it was like to wake up on your own accord (and in silence for that matter – no crying babies, woo!), and it’s quite empowering to be able to […]

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Being Benjamin Franklin For a Week

July 31, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but every now and then I suck at being productive. I have my moments where I get a bunch of stuff done and feel like a complete rock star, but a few days later I’m typically back to “trying to figure it all out again.” And I think a lot of it has to do with finding that optimum schedule […]

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Are You Financially Stable? Take This Test.

July 27, 2015
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I’m a sucker for new tests, and Laurie over at Well Kept Wallet just put out a fun one to determine how financially stable we are. There’s 20 questions to it, but most of them you should be able to answer in 2-3 seconds. The ones that take longer you can save for later to extend the joy ;) Here are the 20 questions below, […]

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