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Money Management

Do You Have Money Left Over Each Month?

July 16, 2014
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The whole point of budgeting, besides getting an A from yours truly, is to figure out how much “extra” you’re playing with every month. When all your bills are paid, how much do you have left over? Or an even better question to ask yourself – is there *anything*? As crazy as it sounds, your boy J. never cared about budgets until just a few […]

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Un-Automating Your Finances Has Its Place Too

July 9, 2014
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“Automating your money is the bees knees” – every financial expert ever If there’s two things you can count on in the world of personal finance, it’s that spending your money on coffee is dumb, and automating your finances is smart. While I can’t say I agree on the first one on the list (pauses to sip his Panera Bread coffee he just “blew” $2.25 […]

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Anyone Can Buy That

July 7, 2014
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For years I’ve lived with a maxim that brings a smile to my face every time I repeat it to myself. Which is approximately 38 times a day. I’ve kept it in long enough, however, and today I release it to the masses. It’s called “Anyone can buy that”, and you remind yourself of it anytime you come across the following situations: When you roll […]

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Challenge Everything

June 30, 2014
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For 6 years now I’ve been blogging about everything from debt, to budgeting, to saving, investing, home ownership, you name it. And over these years I’ve come to a few conclusions regarding money, one of which being that earning more is the fastest way to growing your wealth. This is why I sling side hustles left and right, and why I probably work way more […]

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No Touchy.

May 30, 2014
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Today we have a quick, but extremely important, public service announcement to share with y’all. And that is: QUIT TOUCHING YOUR MONEY YOU’VE SAVED! All that money sitting in savings? Quit touching it! All that money in your emergency fund? Quit touching it!* All those coins you’ve been collecting from the 1800′s? Oh. You can touch those :) But you do yourself no good when […]

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How to Tell if You’re Financially Sexy

April 7, 2014
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It’s no secret that everyone here knows budgeting and proper money management is sexy. As I stated in the creation of this blog over 6 awesome years ago, the calculation doesn’t lie: Budgeting = Confidence = Sexy While proven to be correct, however, it’s been brought to my attention that there’s more to being “financially sexy” than just your management skills. According to my dear […]

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The Power of Writing Down Goals

March 25, 2014
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Just got this email from a reader of the blog. I think you’ll appreciate it :) I just wanted to comment about the power of writing goals down. For the first time this year, I wrote down eight financial goals I wanted to achieve by the end of the year. They were: Pay off two credit cards (both already at 0%) Save up and pay […]

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What Do You Do With Your “Extra” Money?

March 17, 2014
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That was an EXCELLENT question I got from a reader recently, and it’s one most of us often wonder about ourselves. And one that usually means we’re doing pretty well too :) The people asking this question are currently at #3 of the Cash Flow Categories™: You’re losing money every month/paycheck You’re breaking even every month/paycheck You have more money coming in than coming out […]

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