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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… And actually, if you like these roundups and wish I did more of them than just once a month, sign up to my personal newsletter I’m about to start where I’ll be […]

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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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Is it unethical to enter giveaways if you already have more than enough?

October 24, 2018
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Here’s a juicy topic today –> The ethics of entering giveaways! Which we’re constantly featuring here on this blog, as well as hundreds of others! Do you ever stop and think before you enter any of them though, or do you just scream “YES PLEASE!!!” the second you see “FREE” like I do? ;) We often talk about accumulating “stuff” in terms of minimalism and […]

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An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

October 22, 2018
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Alright, for those who never liked the Benjamin Franklin “scheme” we’ve posted about over the years (wake up at 5 am, reflect, hustle, repeat), here’s an alternative that might suit your personality better: The “Task Immersion” Schedule This was sent over by a reader of this site who’s continually failed at other schedules tested, and after already two weeks implemented has been more motivated – […]

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“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

October 17, 2018
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Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly. We had been ready […]

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Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

October 12, 2018
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Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of it ;) It’s a new full-length documentary called “Playing with FIRE“, and it aims […]

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Why I Skipped My Own Wedding to Save Money

October 5, 2018
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[Hey guys! Please welcome back to the site today, Lyn Alden, who shares her take on wedding costs and why she decided to only spend $800 getting married this year! The pressure is real out there, but there are other ways if you’re open to it!!] ******* The average cost of a wedding in the United States was somewhere between $25,000 and $33,000 in 2017, […]

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Never Have I Ever… Played This Game With Finances!

October 1, 2018
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Remember that drinking game where every time you can’t answer “true” to the questions you have to take a shot? And every time you look around you realize your friends are just as crazy as you are? We’re gonna play this game today, only instead of alcohol we’re swapping in coffee (and instead of random sexual questions, we’re sticking to financial ones ;)) Close your […]

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This Month’s Favorite $$$ Reads (And Listens!)

September 28, 2018
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Hidey-ho, neighbors! Your boy’s out at FinCon today – our yearly financial blogging conference – so instead of using my brain to conjure up some wise words of financery for y’all, I’ll be temporarily shutting it down and sharing other peoples’ wise words of financery instead. (Real word) But if you come find me at the pool or in the halls over the weekend, I […]

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Who handles the $$$ in your household?

September 24, 2018
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Every now and then we receive boxes at our doorsteps, and my sons and I hurry outside to see what new item we’ve got. These were in one of the latest boxes we opened: [Puma + Minions! Baller!] I shared this on Twitter when we got ’em, and when I was asked if it was a gift to us, I said yup! A gift from […]

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It’s Not About The Money, It’s About The *Lifestyle*

September 21, 2018
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I don’t know if you caught it, but in our last net worth update I slipped in something pretty nonchalantly that really should have been more chalant ;) We’ll see if we reach [a million dollars] before the downturn, but either way it really doesn’t matter as it’s not the *amount* that counts, but the *lifestyle* it gives you. It took me a good 6 […]

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