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10 Years of Budgets Are Sexy :)

February 12, 2018
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Here’s something crazy – as of today, I’ve been blogging for over 25% of my life! 10 years of blogging, building, experimenting, community, friends, exploration, growth, loss, and just general happiness that we’re all still together here doing our thing and having fun :) How lucky are we?? And how awesome that someone invented the internet for us?! Haha… I couldn’t have guessed this a […]

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“American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”

February 7, 2018
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Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wondering if it was worth sharing as well on a blog or something. 45 minutes later I gave […]

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Net Worth Update: $840,243.99 (+$37,000)

February 5, 2018
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Happy Net Worth Day! As I was updating our numbers this month, it dawned on me that I have now tracked my net worth every single month for 10 years straight now. TEN YEARS!!! That’s 120 net worth reports in a row – crazy! And in fact, a week from today is actually this blog’s 10 year anniversary too, which is a whole other win […]

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A Different Type of Identity Theft

February 2, 2018
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[Hey guys! Caught this article on a newer blog on the scene, FiredandFree.com, and just HAD to re-share it because it’s so thought-provoking! Really makes you challenge how we perceive ourselves and the overall purpose in our lives, particularly around what we do for a living… Great stuff to marinate on over the weekend, thanks Dan!] ******** On October 18, 2016, I walked into a […]

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Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

January 26, 2018
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[Hey guys! It’s been a little while since we ran a guest post here, but been getting quite a few really good ones lately so thought we’d bring them back on Fridays for a bit… You know, give you a little break from my antics and let some other brains shine for the day ;) So please enjoy one of my favorites from the batch, […]

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Is It Time For a “Depth” Year?

January 24, 2018
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Guys, you HAVE to read this post by my friend David Cain – it’s so good!! And EXACTLY the stuff we need to be thinking about as we go along our journeys here: Go Deeper, Not Wider I don’t often get sucked into articles like this, but wow…. such a great piece on perspective and inspiring change in our lives – or rather, FOCUS in […]

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A List of The Most Popular Money Problems From Our Community + Side Hustles. We’re Def. Not Alone In This!

January 19, 2018
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So I just spent two hours tracking allllll the entries that came in from our journal giveaway the other week (winners announced in a second), and thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the comments :) If only to help you feel better that YOU ARE NOT ALONE with this $$$ stuff! We’ve all got our problems! Here are the tallies of everyone’s biggest trouble areas […]

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The Legacy, and Money, of Dr. Martin Luther King [And The “Freedom Budget” For All Americans]

January 15, 2018
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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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Science Has Finally Proven It: Budgets Are Sexy!

January 12, 2018
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Taking a break from all the heart pouring lately, and moving on to some financial sexiness today… With special attention on the latter ;) Check out this clip I was emailed from Sam over at Honeyfi (who you might remember from our FinTech competition and apps review the other month). The truth finally comes out!! We just conducted a survey of 500 committed couples, and […]

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My Resume of Failures

January 10, 2018
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Remember when that “CV of Failures” went viral last year? Where a Princeton professor (Johannes Haushofer) decided to share all his scholastic fails to better “balance the record and provide some perspective” around his successes? I’ve always thought that was incredibly raw and beautiful. Not only for such great personal reflection, but then to throw it out there for the world to ingest too! Cojones! […]

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What Are You Proud of Accomplishing Last Year?

January 3, 2018
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Remember when I joked the other day about creating a “List Out All Your Accomplishments” Day in order to counteract all the New Years Resolution #fails most of us end up getting? So we feel better about ourselves and actually give ourselves credit for achieving stuff? Well, I was going to just leave it at that, but then I came across an old journal of […]

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Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution? Steal One of These.

January 1, 2018
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks!!! Time for the obligatory post on New Year’s Resolutions, haha…Which I still very much love despite all the hate they garner ;) Why NOT start a Big Hairy Goal as they say, while you’re motivated and roaring to go? You could have done it any other day as well, but you didn’t – so today’s the day! And I have a […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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Nothing Good Happens After 6pm

December 22, 2017
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Happy almost-holidays, everyone!!! Came across an interesting article on how stupid we can get with our money at night, and wanted to hurry up and pass it over to help save your wallet in the new year ;) Here’s the post –> The Scientific Reason You Shouldn’t Make a Money Decision After 6pm And then here’s a clip from it mentioning a new study that […]

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